About The Chemist
THEY SAY NECESSITY IS THE MOTHER OF INVENTION.
And when prohibition banned alcohol in 1920, a desperate necessity was born. Back-room dealings, bootleg smuggling and despicable crimes rose to uncontrollable levels (the total opposite of what the 18th Amendment set out to do, right?). But they also say where there’s a will, there’s a way. Or as was the case at the neighborhood speakeasy, where there was a chemist there was a way. And the longer the ‘dry’ spell continued, the more inventive chemists became, turning contraband bars into happy-hour science labs. Now that’s our kind of invention. And that’s also the origin of our name. Welcome to The Chemist. The refined science of fine spirits, artfully crafted in Asheville, NC. We’ll (legally) drink to that.