Raise a toast to the new golden age of Kansas City spirits. More than 80 years post-Prohibition, craft distilling is booming once again—this time fully legal, thankfully—with a few familiar faces that have returned to their former glory, plus plenty of newcomers, too.
Those of legal age can imbibe in everything from bourbon and gin to absinthe and mead, all made right in the region. Celebrate the past, present and future of J. Rieger & Co. and the Electric Park neighborhood with the distiller’s expansive new production facility and Hospitality Center that’s set to open spring 2019. Meanwhile, other popular distillers like Tom’s Town continue to expand distribution and liquor offerings and new bars like The Campground add stylish flair to an already-thriving cocktail culture.