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Lodi’s Eric Larimer part of trio making craft liquor

Livermore distillery uses sustainable, grain-to-glass methods to produce rum, vodka and bourbon

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3189 Independence Drive Livermore CA

Posted: Friday, July 25, 2014 7:25 am

There’s a summertime tradition among Eric Larimer’s friends. It involves trout fishing, camping by a secluded lake and nightly rounds of whatever alcoholic beverage they’ve decided to bring. Sometimes it’s IPA beers, or red wine, or single malt whiskey. Their picks lean toward small batch and craft-style booze, made by people who love the process. But they noticed a trend.

“Why are there a million craft beers, and small wineries, but virtually no craft spirits?” asked Larimer, sitting around the campfire with a drink in hand.

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