“Hand-crafted” and “artisanal” are increasingly important buzzwords in the food and beverage industry, and they also perfectly describe the recent boom in distilleries. Unlike their predecessors, the newest producers aren’t aiming for mass production. Instead, they’re focusing on small-batch products created with premium ingredients that are often organic and locally sourced. Another big change in the spirits landscape is that the newest distilleries aren’t located in the middle of nowhere—they’re popping up in cities like Denver, Boston, and Detroit. Read on to learn more about some of the best urban distilleries in America.
By Christina Valhouli