Conviction Small Batch Bourbon released from Whiskey Prison after 3.5-year term

  Southern Grace Distilleries, the first distillery in the United States to be located in a former prison, has released its first bourbon after opening its doors three and a half years ago: Conviction Small Batch Bourbon. “The hard time aging in oak barrels behind bars here at Whiskey Prison has created a cask strength bourbon that’s subtly sweet…

Drinkable Image: Sierra Nevada Brewing Co., Mills River, N.C.

Last year Chico, California craft beer pioneer Sierra Nevada Brewing Company opened the doors to its brand-spanking new East Coast facility in Mills River, North Carolina. Now I get how Charlie Bucket felt in “Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory.” The brewhouse is just one small piece of this sprawling beer paradise in the greater Asheville, N.C….