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Drink in the atmosphere at East End distilleries

Emmet Sullivan is all stireed up in the

Emmet Sullivan is all stireed up in the distillery at Long Island Spirits in Baiting Hollow. Credit: Randee Daddona

Long Island wine country has something for everyone — even non-wine drinkers. Here are five places to find the hard stuff.

CHANNING DAUGHTERS WINERY, 1927 Scuttle Hole Rd., Bridgehampton, 631-537-7224, Hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. daily year-round; closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s Day and Easter Spirits: Vervino vermouth, New York State-produced Greenhook Ginsmiths Dry Gin, Greenhook Ginsmiths Beach Plum Gin Liqueur, Sagaponack Vodka and McKenzie Bourbon Whiskey. Tastings: $20 (included in a wine flight), six vermouths to choose from; $28-$40 a bottle.

LONG ISLAND SPIRITS, 2182 Sound Ave., Baiting Hollow, 631-630-9322, Hours 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sat.-Sun., extended hours May through Thanksgiving. Spirits LiV Vodka and Ristretto Espresso, Rough Rider Bourbon & Rye, Sorbetta liqueurs (strawberry, raspberry, orange, lemon and lime), Pine Barrens single-malt whiskey and Barrel-Aged gin; also making a hand sanitizer. Tastings Vodka and whiskey flights available.

SAGAPONACK FARM DISTILLERY, 369 Sagg Rd., Sagaponack, 631-537-7300, Hours 1-6 p.m. Fri.-Sat., 1-5 p.m. Sun. tasting room; retail sales weekdays by appointment.  Spirits Potato and wheat vodka, potato whiskey, rhubarb liquer Tastings Offered in a renovated former dairy barn.

SHINN ESTATE VINEYARDS AND FARMHOUSE, 2000 Oregon Rd., Mattituck, 631-804-0367, Hours: 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun.-Thur., 10:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Fri.-Sat. off season, 10:30 a.m.- 7 p.m daily Memorial Day-Nov. 1 in season. Spirits: Divine, akin to a dessert wine; Julius Drover Apple Brandy from local apples, aged four years in oak barrels; Julius Drover Alambic Brandy distilled from grapes aged four years in oak barrels; a variety of wines also available. Tastings: $4 per tasting, $10-$15 a glass, $40-$65 a bottle.

TWIN STILLS MOONSHINE, 5506 Sound Ave., Riverhead, 631-779-3199, Hours: Noon-6 p.m. Wed., Thur., Fri. and Sun., noon-7 p.m. Sat. through Columbus Day. Spirits: Whiskey, honey whiskey, strawberry liqueur, apple pie liqueur, coffee liqueur, mixed berry, chocolate, raspberry; other flavors will be seasonal (pumpkin spice, blueberry, peach). When available, fruits from local farms are used to make liqueurs. Whiskey is made with Long Island corn. Tastings: $9 for three different varieties. Children and leashed pets allowed.

WÖLFFER ESTATE VINEYARD, 139 Sagg Rd., Sagaponack, 631-537-5106, Hours: 11 a.m.-8 p.m. open daily. Spirits: "Pink" Gin distilled from rosé wine and infused with juniper berries and an estate brandy distilled from chardonnay grapes in a limited edition batch. Tastings: $15-$25. 

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