Tag Archives: Science and Environment

• Move Over, Tequila, It’s Mescal’s Turn to Shine

Move Over, Tequila, It’s Mescal’s Turn to Shine

ZUMPAHUACÁN, Mexico —Eyes pop open, mouths contort, a chorus of crisp “ahhs” rings through the room. The mescal, the Mexican firewater best known in the United States for the worm in the bottle, has incinerated the tongue, scorched the back of the throat and begun its lava flow to the stomach. No shots here; the […]

• Iowa: Microdistillery trend poses potential solid growth industry

Iowa: Microdistillery trend poses potential solid growth industry

LECLAIRE — Two brothers and a custom-built German still are behind Iowa’s newest microdistillery, opening recently in LeClaire and a symbol of what many think could be a solid growth industry for the state. “We kept waiting for someone to tell us ‘You’re crazy,’ especially the banks,” Ryan Burchett said. He and his brother, Garrett, […]