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Rum-making in spirit of the law

The Buffalo News
Original Publication Date: 
Saturday, February 21, 2015

Prohibition has been dead for more than 80 years, but only recently has alcohol production again begun to flow in Buffalo.

The city gets its second craft spirit maker Saturday when Black Squirrel Distillery opens to the public, offering its first 200 bottles of rum-like spirits.


Since there’s no sugar production here, and distillers are required to use state ingredients, Black Squirrel swapped out sugar for local maple syrup from the New York Maple Exchange in East Concord. [...] The drink is not maple flavored, but drinkers may detect a hint of maple in the finish.