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KAS Krupnikas in The New York Times

KAS Krupnikas in The New York Times

New York, September 2, 2015 – KAS Krupnikas, a small-batch spiced honey liqueur received a nod from the New York Times today. The write-up in the Food section mentions the Lithuanian roots of the drink concocted by Mahopac resident, Kestutis Katinas and his wife Marushka Osman.

KAS Krupnikas is a spirit crafted with New York State honey, a combination of 10 spices and citrus to create an 80 proof liqueur that is popular with not only the Lithuanian community but also all craft spirit enthusiasts. KAS Spirits recently celebrated their one-year anniversary and now their first New York Times article.

“We are extremely flattered,” says Katinas. “The New York Times taking notice is a big deal for us as a local product and small, family-operated business and we are excited for the potential attention it may bring.”

The Times article also references the strength and “alluring sweetness”, recommending it be sipped alongside intense cheeses or blended with bourbons, apple brandies or in tea, which is perfect for the upcoming fall and winter months. The Times article will be joined by other recent press such as a review in the upcoming October issue of Wine Enthusiast boasting a score of 92.

“We consistently receive rave reviews from customers and mixologists but these recent press pieces really help bolster why were are in the business,” adds co-founder, Osman. “KAS Spirits has introduced this unique, complex, and delicious spirit to the beverage industry, hoping to someday become a well-known spirit category in its own right. The press we are receiving will help achieve that goal.”

KAS Krupnikas is currently available at fine bars, retailers, and online. It is being distributed directly by KAS Spirits, LLC and is available to licensed businesses in the state of New York.

By Florence Fabricant

KAS Krupnikas in The New York Times