Kansas City’s legacy of distilleries is nearly as old as the city itself. It’s a story filled with political machines, late-night jazz performances, bootleggers and nicknames like “The Wettest Block in the World.” Times have changed, but modernity has brought Kansas City to the forefront of the craft spirits scene once again thanks to high-quality, award-winning liquor production operations and thirsty drinkers. So grab a seat and place an order. KC is just getting started.
Here are eight distilleries that you need to try in Kansas City: