Forget the stereotypes of scraggly-bearded moonshiners working a makeshift still deep in the woods. Jersey Artisan Distilling, the state's first distillery, is headquartered in a 6,000-square-foot warehouse in Fairfield that once housed, of all things, a cheerleader school.
Don't worry, you don't need to go breaking any distillation laws here but you will make the most wonderful, aromatic gin that you will fall…
According to Bacardi's statement, the company has supported bat conservation since 1862 when the founder's wife spotted a colony of fruit bats in its first distillery in Cuba. A bat logo remains on every bottle of Bacardi rum. http://www.foodmanufacturing.com/news/2016/10/bat-cave-bacardi-adds-bat-housing-florida-plant?et_cid=5644520
Jersey's first distillery since Prohibition opens for business; it's yo-ho-ho and many bottles of rum