A Union-Endicott School District has been busy transforming a hobby into a new business opportunity.

Joseph Alig during the "Binghamton Now" interview. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)

Joseph Alig has been teaching for more than two decades. He's not going to have much time to relax during the upcoming summer break.

The distillery is expected to open in August. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)

Alig plans to marry Michelle Steigerwald in July. The following month, they intend to open Waterman's Distillery in a renovated barn on Route 434 in Apalachin.

During a conversation on WNBF Radio's Binghamton Now program, Alig discussed how his interest in producing whiskey led to his decision to set up the new business.

Alig described some of the work he and his future wife have done over the past couple of years to prepare the barn for a new life as a distillery and an event space.

LISTEN to the Binghamton Now interview, which was broadcast on May 24, 2017.

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