Opening a distillery in Michigan can be challenging business. Even for a bigger name like Atwater delays are hiding around every turn. Last summer, Crain's reported the company, known for its craft beers, would be getting into spirits starting with Dirty Blonde Vodka hitting the shelves in October.
Now that June optimism has given way to reality, company president Mark Reith says Atwater will have their distilling licensing complete by the end of the year. "We plan on having a full line of craft spirits available at our two locations by April and then into distribution by mid-year," Reith says.