Pawtucket’s Rhode Island Spirits—makers of the award-winning Rhodium spirits line of locally made gins, vodkas and liqueurs—fêted the grand opening of its new location with a reopening party during the weekend of March 24-26, with a preview hosted on March 23. Located at 40 Bayley Street and adjacent to The Guild brewing cooperative and event space, the brand’s new distillery and tasting room gives the RI Spirits team, led by owners Cathy Plourde and Kara Larson, space to expand its operations and guest seating. New England’s only LGBT-owned spirits brand, the RI Spirits line is crafted from local fresh, farmed or foraged ingredients and is gluten-free, organic, non-GMO and vegan, with all in the lineup but one certified kosher by RI Kosher. Rhodium Grapefruitcello, Limoncello, RI Red Vodka, Coffee & Black Walnut Vodka, Citron Vodka and Forager’s Gin are among its brands, all distributed in the state by Horizon Beverage Co. of Rhode Island – Copley division. Guests of the reopening weekend celebration enjoyed cocktails and spirit flights from a new tasting room menu.
Photos by Laura Widness.