Distilling and Brewing Industry

A New Artisanal Moonshine From an Avon Resident

A New Artisanal Moonshine From an Avon Resident

Some people like to create their own pottery. Others want to write an original story or song, or grow a new kind of tomato, or build a house like no one's ever seen before.

Rosanna Petrella came up with Cape Moonshine: her very own extra-distilled, 80-proof, gluten-free, made-from-heirloom-corn liquor.

The original inspiration for creating her own liquor came about because "My son was doing a project for school about George Washington," Petrella explains. She was surprised to learn that this father of our country also happened to be "one of the largest distillers in the United States."

That historical factoid led to discussions about America's...