RECLAIMING THE CAVALIER: A DISTILLERY TAKES SHAPE INSIDE A FORMER LAUNDRY ROOM

By Stacy Parker

 

Bright lights illuminate an interior room on the ground floor of The Historic Cavalier Hotel and Beach Club.  It used to be where the hotel’s laundry was washed. Now something much different is taking shape: think Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory with shiny copper machinery, pipes, gauges and thermometers.  But instead of candy, this equipment will make spirits – vodka, bourbon, gin and rye whiskey.  It will be one of the only craft distilleries in the world operating inside a hotel.