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Updated: 04/14/2018 08:30:01AM

Good times, spirits at Sugar Sand Distillery

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Don Davies and Jessica Giffin are the distillers and owners at Sugar Sand Distillery in Lake Placid.

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This is a 250 gallon still at Sugar Sand Distillery in Lake Placid. It is used to produce rum, vodka, moonshine and whiskey,

TOM MEISENHEIMER/ CORRESPONDENT

On the left, Distiller Don Davies lets Bob Roberts smell the by product of the distilling process at the Sugar Sand Distillery.

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During a soft opening las Satuday, the tasting room was filled with people. They bought all of the bottles off the shelves.

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Thisis a finished product of vodka from the Sugar Sand Distillery in Lake Placid. It is pictured in the tasting room.

By KIM LEATHERMAN

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LAKE PLACID — Let the good times roll at the newly opened Sugar Sand Distillery at 264 Henscratch Road. The Town of Murals now has spirits — no, not ghosts, but rum, whiskey, moonshine and vodka made from the sweet juice of sugarcane.

This unique tourist destination offers tastings of unaged rum, whiskey, moonshine and vodka made from sugarcane juice. Owners and distillers Don Davies and Jessica Giffin offer a tour of the distillery and grounds.

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