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Pine Barrens Whiskey from Long Island Spirits Featured in New York Times

Baiting Hollow distiller uses beer for base of new whiskey.

Pine Barrens Whiskey from Long Island Spirits Featured in New York Times

The New York Times put a spotlight this week on a new whiskey made from beer at Long Island Spirits in Baiting Hollow

Richard Stabile is a seasoned vodka distiller, having made a distict potato vodka on Long Island for the past four years. Now's he's using Blue Point Brewery's Old Howling Bastard — a strong dark beer — as the base for a new 95-proof liquor called Pine Barrens Whiskey, which the Times described as spicy yet smooth.

Stabile also recently released a brandy made from distilling Sherwood House chardonnay.

Read the full review from the New York Times here.

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