DISTILL OUR HEARTS: Two distilleries open shop locally

By Joan C.W. Hoffmann

While the Wilmington craft-beer scene continues to thrive, there’s a new liquid industry creeping into the Cape Fear region: distilleries. As of September 1, the recent approval of SB 290 will allow distilleries to sell their product directly to consumers without first going through ABC as the middleman. It’s a big win for North Carolina spirits.