Dartmoor Whisky and Artisan Spirits Startups: A New Approach to an Old Industry

Dartmoor Whisky and Artisan Spirits Startups: A New Approach to an Old Industry

By Ryan Ross, Foodable Contributing Editor

In recent years, we’ve seen the emergence of a craft/artisanal/DIY trend in the beverage industry. It began with craft beer, and a few years after that, craft soda came along and continued this evolution. But between those two, there was another trend that quietly took root in the beverage industry: artisan spirits. Artisan spirits are created with the same values in mind that craft beer and soda companies espouse: smaller batches, crafted with care and attention and using better ingredients.

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Have Bike, Will Make Ice Cream

Photo Credit: Cool Hunting

Photo Credit: Cool Hunting

Welcome to Peddler's Creamery: a new ice cream shop in downtown Los Angeles where peddling power is used to make artisan, organic frozen treats for dairy lovers and vegans alike.  Like so many hidden gems, this awesome concept began when two concepts collided.  Edward Belden, self proclaimed chef and owner of Peddler's, had always wanted to own an ice cream shop.  What began as a distant dream became a reality when Belden decided to combine his love for ice cream with his Environmental Science degree.  

After first building a mobile version as a proof concept, Belden took to kickstarter and successfully funded his idea.  To read more about this cool creamery, click here. 


Museum of Food & Drink Launches Kickstarter Campaign

There are petrified wood museums, stamp museums, and even bad art museums, but there are no food museums. Not yet, anyway. Food scientist Dave Arnold, the man behind New York's Booker & Dax cocktail bar, is hoping to change that by launching the Museum of Food and Drink, or MOFAD for short. 

For the first exhibit, MOFAD is hoping to start with a bang -- literally. The museum plans to display a massive puffing gun as part of a traveling exhibit all about cereal.  In order to make the "BOOM! The Puffing Gun and the Rise of Breakfast Cereal," exhibit happen, though, MOFAD must raise $80,000 by July 20 on its recently-launched Kickstarter campaign. As of this writing, it has nearly $14,000. Read More

Update: The MOFAD Kickstarter met its $80K goal three days before its deadline. Congrats!