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Ann Arbor Distilling Company

Ann Arbor Distilling Company
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Even before the governor ordered Michigan bars and restaurants to close to stop the spread of COVID-19, the Ann Arbor Distilling Company started switching operations from craft cocktail ingredients to making hand sanitizer.  WEMU's Lisa Barry spoke to Michael Fox, director of sales and distributions for the distillery, which is making and giving away hand sanitizer and taking pride in helping the local and statewide community.


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Perhaps you’re familiar with a wine sommelier.  At most of your finer eateries, you’ll find one who can assist in selecting the best wine pairing for your meal.  These are highly trained people who have become experts in all things wine.  But, we’re betting many of you have never heard of a tea sommelier?  While rare in the United States, they do exist, and, as a matter of fact, one such person is running a successful business in Ann Arbor’s Kerrytown District.  89.1 WEMU’s Jorge Avellan introduces you to a certified tea sommelier, who has been publicly drafting tasty brews, while “Hidden in Plain Sight!” 


Ann Arbor Distillery Company

Perhaps you've seen the Arbor and Fox River brands on the local liquor store shelves.  They are brands of Vodka, gin and bourbon that have a worldly taste, but a hometown heritage.  You see, these spirits are produced and distributed from a facility right in Ann Arbor.  As 89.1 WEMU's Jorge Avellan reports, the Ann Arbor Distilling Company is another local treasure practically hidden in plain sight.