A Taste of High West on Atlanta’s BeltLine
When Utah outlawed whiskey distilleries in 1870, it would be another 136 years before someone came along and changed the West's whiskey game. That someone was High West Distillery, founded in 2006 by husband...
Wacky Daiquiris of the Gulf
Discover the origins of the Gulf's most iconic frozen cocktail, the Bushwacker, along with other bold takes on this old favorite.
Ole Smoky Distillery
Johnny Baker’s hillbilly accent is as authentic as the moonshine his family has been making for generations, and he uses it to marked effect as he entertains tourists at their Gatlinburg distillery. “We are making coooorn liquor—moonshine,” Baker says, stretching out the vowel to emphasize the appeal of a distillate with a shady, complicated past.
Asheville Distilling Co.
A determined mother moves to Asheville for her kids and births a new career as the distiller of Troy & Sons Platinum Whiskey.
Though not known as a cocktail trailblazer like its sibling Holeman and Finch across the breezeway, the small bar at fine-dining Eugene has quietly blossomed into a provocative drinking destination.
Seed Kitchen and Bar
At this East Cobb newcomer, mixologist Chris McNeill’s globally influenced cocktails—with flavors from Latin America, Italy, Asia—match chef-owner Doug Turbush’s world-beat sensibility.
4th & Swift
Jay Swift’s New American pacesetter in the Old Fourth Ward has become an incubator for talented, up-and-coming bartenders: The restaurant’s former mixologist James Ives went on to cocktail stardom in New Orleans.
The Sound Table
“Strong, Rich & Strange” may describe Don Draper, but it’s also the best name ever for a drink list category.
Tower Beer, Wine & Spirits
Look beyond the warehouse atmosphere and you’ll find staffers who give helpful service and shelves that can contain some pleasant surprises—including, say, the Antica Formula Carpano vermouth that bartenders love and that’s sold out at every other store.