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July 26. 2013 11:37AM

Micro-distilling trend makes its way to New Hampshire

Graham Hamblett, winemaker and distiller at Flag Hill Winery, fills bottles of Sugar Maple Liquor in Lee. 

While there are only three micro-distilleries in New Hampshire right now, a fourth, in Canterbury, is slated to be up and running in the next year, and another is in the works in Tamworth.



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