New downtown Cleveland liquor distillery 'Portside Distillery' opens in Warehouse District

CLEVELAND - Cleveland is known for its craft breweries, but here's a first: craft liquor.

It's a first since prohibition, at least. Portside Distillery is the city's first legal distillery in more than 80 years.

Thursday night, the business sold its first bottles of "silver" rum.

The owners said getting a license to produce and sell distilled spirits in Ohio is "like chewing on glass," but they said the work was worth it.

Portside is on West 9th Street in the Warehouse District in downtown Cleveland and will open a restaurant, too, in the spring.

For now though, you can get a "Bottle of Cleveland history" for about $30.

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