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4 St. Louis-made spirits to make the new normal a bit more bearable

We may be living in the Upside Down these days, but, luckily, local distillers continue putting out creative tipples to make the new normal a bit more bearable.

Nobletons Distilling House Duckett Rhum 103
Nobletons Distilling House has made waves with spirits made from sugar cane juice in the tradition of rhum agricole. This latest expression is matured in American and French oak resulting in notes of ripe fruit, caramel, toffee and a bit of smoke.
$43. BeerSauce Shop, 318 Mid Rivers Mall Drive, St. Peters,

1220 Artisan Spirits Flora and Spettro
Imbibing these two bittersweet liqueurs is a spirited way to bookend a fine meal. Flora’s floral and citrus notes make it a prime aperitif, while earthy, herbal Spettro is the perfect digestif.
$40 per bottle. Intoxicology, 4321 Manchester Ave., St. Louis, 314.833.3088,

Naked Spirits Vodka
It makes perfect sense that St. Louis County’s first rum distillery would make a vodka using sugar cane. Crisp and clean with just a touch of sweetness, this spirit is at home over ice or in your favorite cocktail.
$24. Schnucks, various locations,

Switchgrass Spirits Copperhead Rock & Rye
This sweet and boozy spirit hearkens back to the Prohibition era and may well be the original bottled cocktail. Made with rye whiskey, Belgian rock candy, citrus peel and assorted herbs and spices, enjoy this classic concoction solo or topped with soda.
$28. The Wine & Cheese Place, 7435 Forsyth Blvd., Clayton, 314.447.9463,