Regional sourcing key to success of Empire Rye, craft beverages

A handful of New York state craft distilleries is launching a new, regional whiskey, “Empire Rye.” Christopher Gerling, an enologist and craft-beverage expert, says that local sourcing and geographical identification are key ingredients to Empire Rye and other regional food and drink. Gerling says: “Craft beverages and local sourcing of raw materials go hand in […]