Kestutis J. Katinas was born in Brooklyn to Lithuanian family and reared in New York. For many years he enjoyed making his own secret family krupnikas recipe for holidays and special events. In 2013, he decided it was time to share his krupnikas with the world and started KAS Spirits with wife Marushka Osman. KAS is located in the Hudson Valley town of Mahopac in Putnam county New York. Krupnikas is Bottled and labeled by hand.