Written by Jennifer Fitzgerald
The Western North Carolina alcohol industry is currently undergoing significant growth alongside myriad changes—with no end in sight.
It has been a busy year for the alcohol industry in Western North Carolina. State legislators have continued to debate and pass laws that affect the industry. Growth has continued throughout the region with new breweries opening—a few even in locations where breweries recently closed their doors. And a new flavored malt beverage trend is sweeping through the region. As we have done each September since 2015 in the magazine, let’s take a closer look at the straight-up on local spirits.
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