USED TO BE, THE PATH TO A BOTTLE OF HAND-CRAFTED SPIRITS WAS THROUGH THE CANVAS FLAPS OF A MUSTY TENT. AT LEAST, THAT WAS THE CASE FOR REVOLUTIONARY AND CIVIL WAR SOLDIERS WHO WERE THIRSTY FOR THE OCCASIONAL LIBATION. THEY RELIED ON SUTLERS—TRAVELING MERCHANTS WHO FOLLOWED OUR ARMIES FROM BATTLEFIELD TO BATTLEFIELD. WHEN THE TROOPS FOUND A PLACE TO FIGHT, SUTLERS GAVE THEM A PLACE TO DRINK. 

IN THE 200 YEARS SINCE, THE PEOPLE OF WINSTON SALEM HAVEN’T HAD A SUTLER OR EVEN A DISTILLERY TO CALL THEIR OWN. THAT IS, UNTIL NOW. SUTLER’S SPIRIT CO EXISTS TO CRAFT SPIRITS THAT ARE AS DISTINCT AS THE CITY WE CALL HOME. WE DO THINGS THE OLD-FASHIONED WAY, WITH LOCALLY-SOURCED INGREDIENTS AND RECIPES THAT ARE WHOLLY ORIGINAL. JUST LIKE THE SUTLERS BACK IN THE DAY, WE AREN’T AFRAID TO GET OUR HANDS DIRTY. BECAUSE AFTER TWO CENTURIES, THIS TOWN DESERVES A PLACE TO FIND LOCAL, HAND-CRAFTED SPIRITS. AND WE’RE PROUD TO BE THE ONES WHO GIVE IT TO THEM.