Phil Brandon has come far since 2010, the year he opened the state’s first legal distillery since Prohibition. Rock Town Distillery’s sales in the first four months of 2016 are up 67 percent compared with 2015.
Margaret McEntire has found herself in the midst of a second redevelopment wave in downtown Little Rock. A player on the River Market scene since 1999, McEntire is now hosting change instead of making it happen.
Phil Brandon, founder of Rock Town Distillery, hosted a party at the Arkansas Arts Center to launch Brandon’s Vodka and Brandon’s Gin and to benefit AAC. Rock Town Distillery is Arkansas’ first craft distillery, and it produces Brandon’s Vodka, Brandon’s Gin and Brandon’s Bourbon. For more info: DrinkBrandons.com.