The craft whiskey movement takes root in New England
IT’S BEEN A WHIRLWIND year for Sons of Liberty Spirits, recently named the American Craft Producer of the Year by Whisky magazine. One of its outstanding offerings, Uprising—an American single malt—is a must-have for the true spirit lover. Even if you’re no whiskey expert, it comes as no surprise to learn that Uprising is made from the darker malted barleys often associated with stout beers: The end result combines notes of vanilla, caramel and coffee. While you can always pick up a bottle ‘to go’ in its home state of Rhode Island (as well as Connecticut and Massachusetts), a road trip to its South Kingstown distillery, Thursday through Sunday, is a worthy decision. There are over 60 distilleries spread across New England, and over 1,400 nationally, so it’s great to have one of the very best within driving distance.
1425 Kingstown Road, South Kingstown, R.I., 401.284.4006