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A fighting spirit

Launched out of a Menlo Park garage, Rocket Vodka is now supporting relief efforts in Ukraine

by Zack Fernandes

Like so many tales of Silicon Valley entrepreneurship, Rocket Vodka's origin story takes place in a garage. But it wasn't a technological revolution that founder and Menlo Park resident Dariusz Paczuski was chasing — it was the memory of apples from his childhood and a desire to make a premium vodka.

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