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Sweet Georgia brown: The man who turns wine jars into whiskey

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Here’s to the spirit of innovation. In the just plain beautiful onetime Soviet republic of Georgia, rural distiller and winemaker Alexander Kvernadze does things his own way, The Whiskey Wash’s Katelyn Best reports. Kvernadze rewrites the rules by crafting whiskey in a kvevri, the clay vessel long used by Georgians to ferment, store and age wine.

The patent attorney has taken steps to protect his unique and mysterious process. To taste the result, which its creator calls “wonderful,” join Kvernadze and his wife at their distillery and boutique hotel near Tbilisi, the nation’s capital. Georgia is now officially on our mind.

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