Photo tour of Better Man Distilling Co. in Patchogue


The Better Man Distilling Co.’s tasting room is now open for business.

Abby and Anthony Gruppuso, owners of the distillery, celebrated the grand opening this week in Patchogue.

The father-daughter team spent $1 million-plus to transform Patchogue’s old Blue Point brewery into their dream distillery.

“What a weird and difficult time to start a new business,” said Abby during the ribbon-cutting celebration. “It was touch and go for a while but I think being located in the village was our saving grace.”

Back in March, Better Man embedded itself in the community by setting up the area’s first-ever virtual bar crawl, which quickly sold out.

Now, the family is happy to share the tasting room with its patrons that features a 12-seat bar with plenty of lounge space.

There’s also a full kitchen through which Better Man offers small plate snacks.

Scroll down to see a photo tour of Better Man during its ribbon-cutting ceremony.

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