01 Jan USA TODAY – 2016 Preview: New Releases and Tasting Rooms
When it comes to the world of fine spirits, the only constant is change. 2016 will offer a plethora of surprises for spirits enthusiasts, with innovative new products hitting the shelves just in time for everyone to shake off their New Year’s hangovers. A slate of upstart, emerging producers are expanding their operations and opening tasting rooms, providing libation lovers with new destinations for tasting and learning more about craft liquors. From experimental releases to cool visitor attractions, here’s a preview of what 2016 has in store for booze aficionados and spirits snobs.
Northern California’s Spirit Works Distillery is releasing its first whiskeys — a straight wheat and straight rye — to stores and bars throughout California and select states.
Spirit Works has the only all-female distilling team in the USA: Ashby Marshall and Lauren Patz.