Valentine Distilling Co.’s Ferndale Cocktail Lounge Announces Half-Off Cocktails  to Federal Workers During Government Shutdown

Valentine Distilling Co.’s Ferndale Cocktail Lounge Announces Half-Off Cocktails to Federal Workers During Government Shutdown

Ferndale, MI – Rifino Valentine has a passion for aviation. As a pilot himself, he appreciates the labor of air traffic controllers, TSA workers, and the many more positions within government agencies that keep air travel safe. In fact, Valentine’s Liberator Gin and Liberator Old Tom Gin are named after the B-24 Liberator heavy bomber, which was a well-known aircraft used during World War II.

“I belong to a local flying club and take many short trips, usually with my wife, for fun.  On most of these trips, I’m talking to our local Detroit Approach controllers.  They do a tremendous job of keeping us safe from other traffic and advisories along our route.   They are professional and very helpful.  To think that they are still doing their very important job and not getting paid, I thought that this was the least we can do,” said Rifino Valentine, Founder, Valentine Distilling Co.  

Valentine Distilling Co.’s Cocktail Lounge located in Ferndale is offering half-off cocktails to federal workers every day, through the government shutdown, to those who present their federal ID. The Cocktail Lounge is located at 161 Vester Street in Ferndale. Hours of operation can be found at

The Beverage Testing Institute awarded Valentine Distilling Co. a Gold Medal for its Liberator Gin during the 2015 International Review of Spirits. And in 2018, Valentine Distilling Co.’s Liberator Old Tom Gin won a Double-Gold medal at the world’s largest gin tasting competition from The Fifty Best. Barrel-aged for two years, Liberator Old Tom Gin is a respectable gin featuring flavors of juniper berries and pine with a touch of vanilla, citrus, cardamom, and cinnamon. Liberator Old Tom Gin has also earned the title of ‘Best Cask Gin in the World’ from the World Gin Awards. It also has received a Gold Medal from the International Craft Spirit Awards. 

Valentine Distilling Co. reminds customers to drink responsibly.

About Valentine Distilling Co.  

Established in 2007, Valentine Distilling Co. is an American pioneer of small batch spirits. Valentine Vodka has been named “World’s Best” by The World Vodka Awards in London back-to-back in 2016 and 2017. Also, in 2017, Valentine Distilling Co.’s 10-year Mayor Pingree Blue and Black label bourbons received the most prestigious medal awarded, the Double Gold, at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition. In the tradition of Detroit’s manufacturing leadership, Valentine Distilling Co. is dedicated to American ingenuity, quality manufacturing, and small batch distilling using old-world techniques that create superior products. The company’s award-winning vodka, gin, and bourbon are available in nine states, Ontario, and Quebec. 

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