Distillery: Missouri Spirits

Missouri Spirits is a Springfield favorite, and in return, the distillery shows a lot of local pride. Midwest-grown ingredients and locally made barrels are used to produce its popular bourbon, corn whiskey and vodka. Sidle up to the tasting room bar to sample the spirits in a range of classic and signature cocktails. (Photo by Ana Elliott)

Missouri Spirits, missourispirits.com

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