Valentine Distilling Co., home to the 'World's Best Vodka' is located in a 5000-square-foot building which once housed the Wolverine Pool Table Company – just a stone’s throw from Woodward Avenue. Valentine is one of the first and one of the largest microdistilleries in the country. In mid 2010, work began on the space resulting in a 1000-square-foot martini bar which looks into the 4000-square-foot distillery. Many of the building materials used in the renovations were reclaimed from abandoned or demolished buildings in Detroit. In order to keep up with ever growing Valentine expanded to a second production facility located at 965 Wanda St. in Ferndale. Rifino Valentine – the man behind Valentine Distilling Co – is a native of Leelanau County. Through his hand-crafted products, Rifino hopes to draw on the inspiration and history that the City of Detroit brings when it comes to distilled spirits, as he develops and grows the brands. Valentine's products include vodka, gin and whiskey and can be found in more than 4,000 outlets throughout Michigan, Illinois, New York, Connecticut, Maryland, and DC. Products are also exported to Ontario and Europe.