When Jedd Haas started his distillery Atelier Vie in New Orleans in the early aughts, rice whiskey wasn’t in the plan. But with other distillers already making Louisiana sugar cane rum, he wanted a way to stand out. “I had heard about various types of rice spirits made in Asia and thought, ‘Let those guys make rum; I’m going to make some rice whiskey,’” he recalls. Now, Atelier Vie’s annual release of Riz Louisiana Rice Whiskey sells out.
Atelier Vie also make an appearance in this roundup of Boutique Southern Distilleries You Need to Know About in Southern Living by Tamara Gane.
There is perhaps no spirit that conjures the essence of New Orleans like absinthe, so it’s fitting that it would be part of the lineup at Atelier Vie.
We couldn’t agree more, and with the restaurant and bar business beginning to open up, you can find our absinthe and other spirits at a number of fine establishments around New Orleans.