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Still waters: Altar Spirits anchors in

You might think that whiskey makes up the largest percentage of spirit sales by volume in the United States, but that honor actually belongs to vodka. In February 2020, Forbes reported that vodka, at 31 percent of sales by volume, was the…

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Hemispheres – All Aboard

Opened in late 2021, Altar Spirits is both a Willie Wonka–style lab — where cofounder Caley Shoemaker, a former master distiller at Hangar 1, creates New Mexico–inspired spirits such as the juniper- and piñon-based Sigil Gin — and a chic…

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7 New Vodkas to Try Right Now

Just before the pandemic, Caley Shoemaker left Hangar 1 Vodka—where she had helped build up the brand for several years as head distiller—and set out to open her own distillery in Santa Fe. Altar Spirits opened in late 2021 with…

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