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Photo tour of Better Man Distilling Co. in Patchogue

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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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