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Shaken Or Stirred: World Class Vodka Is This Man’s Goal

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Valentine Vodka (Credit: WWJ Marie Osborne)

Valentine Vodka (Credit: WWJ Marie Osborne)

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FERNDALE (WWJ) – A local man hopes he’s on the road to success with something he’s been working on for a while: vodka.  His story from WWJ Newsradio 950’s Marie Osborne.

Michigan born RifinoValentine spent more than a dozen years on Wall Street. During his time off he’d go to the most exclusive New York bars and ask for one thing; “Give me your best dirty martini,” Valentine would ask.

He noted that these were always made with imported vodka’s, this led Valentine to want to create a world-class vodka here in the states.

“Why can’t we make one of the worlds best vodkas in the state?” asks Valentine.

Six years ago he began distilling and came up with Valentine Vodka, the Vodka is made with three Michigan grains, everything having to do with the company is Michigan made, even the signature drink.

“I’m really trying to change the economic structure of Michigan, in the sense that we need to start manufacturing things here again,” Valentine says.

Check out the freshest martini in town at Valentine Vodka Martini Bar in Ferndale.

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