Baton Rouge Distilling Strawberry Brandy hits shelves nearly two years after company founded

    A promo photo of Baton Rouge Distilling Strawberry Brandy. (Courtesy of Ricci Hull)

    Nearly two years since Ricci Hull and Natacha Krzesaj founded Baton Rouge Distilling, the first spirit to emerge from their Industriplex Boulevard stills has hit the shelves of stores and bars across the Baton Rouge metro area—and it also could be sold in France.

    It’s simply called Baton Rouge Distilling Strawberry Brandy, and it is made using strawberry wine from Amato’s Winery in Tangipahoa Parish.

    It is on the shelves at both Calandro’s Supermarket locations, Olive or Twist bar just off Perkins Road, Matherne’s Supermarket on Bluebonnet Boulevard and Hokus Pokus Liquors in Prairieville, among other places.

    “We’re the only brandy made in Louisiana, and that’s not a typical product,” Hull says.

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