A Conversation with Jackie Summers

Talking to the first Black distiller to be licensed in the U.S. since Prohibition about writing, drinking, and equality.

My fiancé is making me a martini as I put together this interview with Jackie Summers, and I think he’d appreciate that. What we have in common is that we are writers and boozehounds. But Jackie is much more than that: He was the first Black distiller to be licensed in the United States since Prohibition, to make his delicious Sorel liqueur, and is a fa…

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