On Friday, November 2, at 7:00 p.m., Creative 360 will welcome author Rick Sigsby as he presents the third book in his series on Michigan’s adult beverages. Michigan’s Holy Spirits: The Great Lakes Distillery Bible takes readers back to Prohibition and beyond to learn the backgrounds of the essential spirits – vodka, gin, rum, whiskey, brandy and liqueurs. Guests will enjoy samplings of craft spirits from across the state. Admission is $10 pre-paid, $15 at the door. Pre-register online or call 989-837-1885.
During Prohibition (1920-1933) Michigan was the primary go-between for bootlegging from Canada and the rest of the U.S. It is estimated that 75 percent of all the alcohol brought illegally into the U.S. crossed the border in the Windsor/Detroit corridor. Craft distilling, however, didn’t come to Michigan until 2008 when liquor laws changed.
“For a craft industry that’s just a decade old, Michigan distillers are already making a name for themselves,” Sigsby explained. “International competitions have named Michigan the home of the world’s best tasting vodka, gin, whiskey and aquavit.”
A lifelong resident of Michigan, Rick Sigsby is a retired park ranger, author of seven books, and owner of race horses. He had a newspaper column called Rick Off the Record, and has been a regular contributor to several nationally circulated horse racing magazines. He resides in Coleman. Learn more on his website at rigsby.com.
Bring your copy of Sigsby’s books for signing or purchase signed copies at the event.
About Creative 360
Creative 360 is a not-for-profit community arts and wellness organization founded in 1994. Its mission is to create environments that allow people of all ages and abilities to experience the creative process, and to enhance physical, mental and spiritual wellness through the arts and humanities. The organization’s core values of inclusiveness, creativity, respect and community drive the culture at Creative 360. Activities at Creative 360 are supported in part by the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, Midland Area Community Foundation and the Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow Foundation.