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The Homemade Gin Kit: Building a business on booze

Two Arlington friends launched a business that lets its customers turn the kitchen into a distillery.

WASHINGTON – Jack Hubbard and Joe Maiellano became fast friends after a night of gambling in Las Vegas.

“Jack thought I looked lucky for some reason and offered to split the pot with me if I picked a winning number on roulette,” says Maiellano, an Arlington, Va., resident, who was in Vegas at the time with his wife, Sarah, who worked with Hubbard.

“I picked number nine, he put 100 bucks down and won four grand