SWITCHGRASS SPIRITS TASTING
FRIDAY DECEMBER 2ND FROM 4PM-6PM
AT SPIRIT WINE AND CRAFT
5760 CHIPPEWA ST
We officially started our efforts in 2016 with a goal of creating an equitable craft distillery that manufactured high quality whiskey and brandy. We spent the next few years honing our skills as distillers and rebuilding a historic American Legion Hall on the north side of Saint Louis. We focus on creating and aging only our own product using Midwestern labor and ingredients. Even our glass bottles are produced less than an hour away from our distillery. In February of 2020 we released our first aged and bottled cocktail to the public and have steadily worked since then to offer a variety of popular whiskies, fruit brandies, and collaborative experiments.
So why the name Switchgrass Spirits? There was a time when you could visit one of the ubiquitous Midwestern prairies and be greeted by some truly amazing native grassland scenery. One of the most striking views you would have taken in were the oceans of deeply rooted switchgrass that stretched as far as the eye could see. A single blade of grass might not have looked like much, but all together, they created one of nature’s most beautiful and simple masterpieces. Switchgrass Spirits was made possible by so many people coming together to create something bigger than themselves. Only through the investments of our friends and family, and support from our community was it possible to move forward with our vision of creating a worker-owned, environmentally conscious company. Our name is a nod to our local environment and everyone involved in getting us to where we are today.