Former New England Patriot Matt Light has taken some of the principles of that organization to his new venture, as a partner in KEEL vodka, a Newport, R.I.-based company. “I’m almost looking at it from a team perspective,” says the offensive tackle, 35, who spent his entire 10-year career with the Pats, winning three Super Bowl rings, before retiring last year. “The things we were able to do in New England and the attention to detail and the work that we put into it, that’s what made it successful. I’m trying to translate that mentality to the real world, as I like to call it.” The light vodka is 24 percent alcohol (as opposed to 40 percent in others). Keel debuted last spring. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.
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