Eight New England-Made Small-Batch Spirits for Your Wish List
Once the stuff of moonshiners and Hazzard County hillbillies, small-batch booze has become serious business. In just 10 years, the craft-spirits industry has skyrocketed from 50 trailblazers to almost 800 strong. In New England alone, there are now more than 60 DIY distillers. Here, eight local bottles to better your bar cart.
2. Art in the Age Chicory Root Vodka
Tamworth Distilling, Tamworth, NH
Dubbed the â€œpunk-rock prince of small-batch spirits,â€ Steven Grasse (Sailor Jerry rum, Hendrickâ€™s gin) has now set his sights on vodkas flavored with Granite State herbs, root vegetables, and even maple syrup.