A long-awaited Tioga County distillery has announced plans for its grand opening event.

Waterman's Distillery in Apalachin plans to officially open its doors to the general public in six weeks.

The Town of Owego craft distillery initial will offer several flavored whiskeys. (Photo: Waterman's Distillery)

Joseph and Michelle Alig have been working long hours over the past few years to set up the whiskey-making operation in a renovated barn on Route 434.

The distillery's grand opening celebration is scheduled for April 21 and 22.

Michelle Alig said she and her husband are excited as the special weekend approaches.

They've been busy with distilling operations and taking care of some of the final details before they begin to welcome people who've been anxious to visit the distillery.

The process of opening the business has taken longer than the couple anticipated but now, they say, they are almost ready to "put the spirit in Apalachin."

Information about tickets for the grand opening event may be obtained by calling 607.258.0274.

LISTEN to a January Binghamton Now interview with Joseph Alig on the process of opening Waterman's Distillery.

Joseph and Michelle Alig outside the 19th century barn in Apalachin. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)

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