Rhode Island (RI) Spirits’ Rhodium brand gins, vodkas and liqueurs are now to be found among the Connecticut portfolio offerings of Night Shift Distributing. Located in Pawtucket, RI Spirits Owners Kara Larson and Cathy Plourde opened the brand’s distillery and tasting room in March 2019, showcasing the carefully crafted line. Every product contains local fresh, farmed or foraged ingredients. Rhodium brand products are gluten-free, organic, non-GMO and vegan, with all in the lineup but one certified kosher by RI Kosher. The brand’s website states, “We’re married and we work together. We started this company to do something we love together, and have since realized that we now own and operate New England’s only LGBT-owned spirits brand … We work hard to ensure that our distillery and tasting room is an accepting and welcoming space, where all the members of our community feel free to be themselves.” The team is active in the community, supporting and partnering with activist organizations and candidates. Its packaging includes a popular rainbow bottle tag and ethos, as does its RI Spirits branded van. RI Spirits recently took the number three slot in the 2020 USA TODAY 10Best Readers’ Choice travel award contest for Best New Craft Distillery.