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Building a whiskey distillery from the bottom up

By JACK WEATHERLY  David Rich is taking handcrafted to a new level as he prepares to open his boutique distillery in Canton. A mechanical engineer, he put in five years in the defense industry in Huntsville, Ala., as a designer on radar systems and unmanned aircraft projects. But before that, while he was a student at the University of Mississippi, ...

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What’s in a (whiskey) brand?

By JACK WEATHERLY  What’s in a brand? A whiskey under any name would taste the same. But when David Rich decided to establish a distillery in Canton, among the many decisions he had to make was a name for his product. He wanted one that worked, naturally. His research ranged far and wide and historical. He came across a brand ...

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Legal whiskey to flow in Kiln community

By LISA MONTI Matt Crittenden’s goal is to start making craft whiskey next year on the family farm in the Kiln community. When the liquor starts to flow, it will be the first legal whiskey produced in an area once known as a moonshine capital. Crittenden, who has a law degree, has had a lifelong fascination with local bootlegging and the ...

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Commission gives nod to micro-distillery proposal

NATCHEZ — Businessman Doug Charboneau has cleared the first hurdle to opening a micro-distillery in Natchez. The Natchez Democrat report the city Planning Commission recommended to the board of aldermen an ordinance amendment that would add micro-distillery and micro-winery to the definition of micro-brewery. Micro-breweries are currently allowed in the city. The board of aldermen has the final say. If ...

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Entrepreneurs want ordinance change to add micro-brewery

NATCHEZ — Businessman Doug Charboneau and his son want to open a rum micro-distillery in the building that formerly housed King’s Tavern bar in Natchez. First, Charboneau must get the city to amend its ordinances to allow for micro-distilleries. Charboneau tells the Natchez Democrat if the change can be made, he’d like to open the micro-distillery in the first quarter of ...

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State's first distillery prepares to open

GLUCKSTADT — The roughly 4,000-square-foot warehouse is largely empty now, with a few boxes of T-shirts and memorabilia sitting on the floor. Within weeks the building will be transformed with the hum of mixers and the clanking of vodka bottles being put into cases into Mississippi’s first distilled spirits production facility. Bottletree Bottling Co. soon will produce an initial run ...

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