There’s an island in the Baltic Sea which belongs to Germany and is called Rügen. On the island is a coastal village called Binz (pronounced „Binns“). There lives an Irishman who followed his love in the early 90s to Rügen and started an amber business: He fishes the petrified tree gum from the sea, refines it in his workshop and sells the most beautiful examples of golden fossils. You get chunks as big as a fist, and the most expensive are naturally those with a buried insect inside. His adress: Paulstraße 1 in Binz. Oh, by the way: Corrigan wouldn’t be Irish, if he hadn’t found a way to combine a hearty drink with his trade – he puts small pieces of amber into wodka bottles, after six month the amber is dissolved and the wodka has adopted a very special, „very dainty“ taste, says Corrigan.