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Craft Distillers Are Thriving in Missouri

It’s a balmy and gray early summer morning in central Missouri, and Gary Hinegardner is strolling the fields behind his distillery. Row after row of bright green corn shoots stand in furrows plowed into the dark soil. The air...

The Missouri Spirits Expedition

On May 24 th , 2019, exactly 215 years to the hour after Lewis & Clark and the Corps of Discovery set out on their bold expedition of exploration, the Missouri Craft Distillers Guild launched the Missouri Spirits Expedition. The Missouri Spirits...

Storming the Citadelle

Alexandre Gabriel of Maison Ferrand will be the Keynote Speaker of ADI’s 2022 Gin Summit. Alexandre Gabriel is the owner and master blender of Maison Ferrand, a Cognac house with distilling roots stretching back more than four centuries. If that leads...

Dr. Anne Brock on the Challenges and Triumphs of the Past Two Years

The American Distilling Institute is thrilled that Dr. Anne Brock, master distiller of Bombay Sapphire and the former Grand Rectifier of the Gin Guild, will be the keynote speaker at ADI2022 in St. Louis, Missouri.  Before taking the helm at...

St. Louis Top Ten Bars

Marked by its iconic Gateway Arch, the tallest manmade monument in the Western hemisphere, St. Louis is Missouri’s second-largest city after Kansas City. It sits near the confluence of the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers, with over 300,000 population in...

Black Momma in the Pink

For craft distillers, Vanessa Gravesande-Braxton’s story has a familiar ring. Except for all the twists. In 1987, Vanessa was an engineering undergrad at New York’s historic and prestigious Pratt Institute with mad tinkering skills and a taste for booze, but...

Bar Manager Interview with Natasha Bahrami

If you ask gin lovers about the best gin bars in the U.S., those in the know will include The Gin Room (natashasginroom.com) in St. Louis (STL), MO, that is also a haven for cocktails, amaro and food inside...

Distiller Interview with David Weglarz of Still 630 in St. Louis

David Weglarz launched StilL 630 (www.still630.com) in 2012, driven by a passion for quality product, local, organic ingredients and experimenting with unique distillation processes. Producing gin, whiskey, rum, brandy and agave, they’re known for a botanical library of over...

Eight Oaks Distillery

You can stand in the tasting room and look out at the corn being grown, that will turn into the bourbon in your hand. Eight Oaks Farm Distillery is a true estate distillery, located in the rolling hills of Pennsylvania....

Distillery Highlight: Copper Crow Distillery

After a career in the school system and law enforcement, Curt and his wife Linda opened Copper Crow, the first distillery in the US owned by Native Americans, and the first distillery within the boundary of a Native American...