Learn the Secrets Behind this Spiced Honey Liquor   Museum of Life and Science
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Learn the Secrets Behind this Spiced Honey Liquor   Museum of Life and Science
Learn the Secrets Behind this Spiced Honey Liquor
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Learn the Secrets Behind this Spiced Honey Liquor

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Learn the story of how this local Durham spirit came to be, and explore their secret sauce up close and personal! The tour is quick, and you'll get some small tastes at the end!

For those of you not well-versed in Lithuanian liquers, Krupnikas is spiced honey liqueur. Owner Rimas Vilgaly uses a selection of the finest spices, North Carolina wildflower honey and pure neutral grain spirits to craft his potion. The result is a remarkably smooth concoction that starts sweet and builds to a pleasant, spicy finish. The recipe has been perfected after many Vilgaly generations. Want to tour the Vigaly hangout where they make Krupnikas? Good news—you can! Tours happen Wednesday from 5 PM to 7 PM and Saturday from 2 PM to 4:30 PM. Some things to remember: bring your ID (they card everyone no matter how old), you'll get one .5 ounce sample, you can't buy any Krupnikas at the tour (head to an ABC store for that), and you won't get a sample if you're already liquored up at the start of the tour. If you go out and buy some Krupnikas from an ABC store after the tour, expect to pay $29.95 (before tax) for a 750 milliliter bottle (a fifth). Krupnikas is an 80-proof liqueur that's made to be sipped and savored. You can enjoy it neat or on the rocks. If you prefer a cocktail the neutral spirit base makes Krupnikas a good candidate for a number of cocktails like the White Lithuanian and the Boxcar.

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