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SPIRIT(S) OF SAVANNAH

Ghost Coast Distillery Combines Local Soul and Outside Perspective to Create Innovative Bottles WRITTEN BY RICH MANNING PHOTOS PROVIDED BY GHOST COAST DISTILLERY

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hen my wife and I set foot inside Ghost Coast Distilling in Savannah, Georgia, it marks the first time either of us have set foot inside a distillery in 16 months. The massive space is a bit quiet, which, considering it’s 1:00 p.m. on a Thursday, is to be expected. We walk past the snack racks, the distillery swag, and the cash register and its surrounding bottles to land at the brick-walled bar. We pull up two stools unblocked by partitions. Cocktails and paddled spirits flights ensue. So do conversations with the bartenders — conversations about the distillery and its

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