The three years it took the owners to navigate a permitting labyrinth and renovate their Edgewood facility doesn’t seem so long when you consider that we haven’t had a proper distillery since 1906. The team’s first product was a terrific vodka with a faintly vanilla nose so terrific, in fact, that they’re already looking to expand operations to keep up with demand. Next month, they’ll celebrate their one-year anniversary with a new martini-ready “Southern dry” gin, boasting a heavenly citrus aroma. 487 Edgewood Avenue, old4th.com
This article originally appeared in our November 2015 issue.