FF: Tom’s Town Distilling Co.

I love that small distilleries are popping up all over – which in many cases means more bourbon for us. The fine folks at Tom’s Town Distilling Co. right in downtown Kansas City is leading the charge and has some fine offerings.

About Tom’s Town Distilling Co.: “Tom’s Town Distilling Co. is downtown Kansas City’s first legal distillery since Prohibition. Drawing inspiration from the country’s most polarizing and corrupt political boss, Tom Pendergast, Tom’s Town brings to life the glamorous magnetism of the Gatsby-era. Rooted in a deco optimism, Kansas City flouted Prohibition under the Pendergast machine. ‘King Tom’s’ irreverence for federal statutes in favor of bare-knuckled local capitalism allowed his town to emerge as the ‘Paris of the Plains.’ Spirits, money, and jazz flowed like water in the city’s world-renowned fountains. Legend has it that when a newspaperman asked Pendergast how he justified ignoring the federal statutes behind Prohibition, he shrugged and said, ‘The people are thirsty.’ Today as Kansas City experiences its second cultural rebirth, the people are still thirsty. Welcome to Tom’s Town, where free spirits reign.”

Try Tom’s Town Distilling Company’s Pendergast’s Royal Gold Bourbon.

Tom’s Town Distilling Co. is located at 1701 Main Street in the great city of Kansas City, MO.

FF: Holladay Distillery of Weston, MO

Just northwest of Kansas City in the charming town of Weston, MO you will find the historic Holladay Distillery still running after more than 150 years and showing the new kids how it is done.

About Holladay Distillery: “160 years in the making, the Holladay Distillery is the oldest distillery west of the Mississippi River still located on its original site and is the proud home of McCormick Distilling Company. Nestled in the rolling hills of Weston, Missouri, the distillery is rich in history and full of surprises. We are proud to introduce you to Real Missouri Bourbon. At the Holladay Distillery you’ll find our original 160-year-old bourbon recipe cooking in a stillhouse that dates back to the mid-1800s. The grains are sourced right here in Missouri and cooked with water from the same limestone spring used by founders Benjamin and David Holladay in 1856.”

Holladay Distillery is located at One McCormick Lane in Weston, MO.