GIANNA VOLPE FILE PHOTO | LiV owner Richard Stabile with casks of the company’s new single malt whiskey.

Long Island Vodka, the island’s first and only distillery, was recently awarded a double gold medal in a blind American-made vodka tasting contest hosted by thefiftybest.com, ranking them fourth out of 20 contenders.

The domestic vodkas were served blindly to 19 judges, who scored the vodkas on a one to five scoring scale with five being the best.

Long Island Vodka came in fourth, with another New York vodka, Peace, claiming the first-place spot.

Peace is made from locally grown wheat in Bethel, New York and pure Catskill mountain water.

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