Author James Rodewald shares 7 American craft spirits to put on your shopping list.
Leopold Bros. Michigan Tart Cherry Liqueur ($35)
“When I was in Denver, I stalked these guys for days. I drove out to see them several times, but no one was ever there, and no one ever answered the phone. However, a friendly bartender let me taste a few of their products, and I thought this cherry liqueur was terrific.”
St. George Spirits Dry Rye Gin ($35)
“I’d love to make a Negroni with distiller Lance Winters’s Dry Rye Gin and the amaro he’s working on. But until it’sready, I’ll keep using Campari as my mixer because the gin itself is so darn good. All three of his gins are fascinating, but the Dry Rye is my favorite.”