2016 Local Food Hero: Manifest Distilling
FOUNDERS David Cohen, Tom Johnson, Scott Kennelly, Trey Mills
CATEGORY Drink Artisan
STARTUP STORY Manifest was born from 3 years of planning and a desire to bring a creative craft spirits company to Jacksonville. What started as a concept was honed over countless meetings with lots of amazing locals and has now become a beautiful reality.
WHY LOCAL? “Being a Jacksonville native and having spent almost 15 years living in other large cities, I made the decision that I wanted to bring a unique concept to not only my home town, but downtown. Personally I believe in voting with your dollars and I support sustainable food systems. Not only is it good biologically but it also good for farming. I wanted to carry that through this business so we could do our part in propagating that ethos.” -- David Cohen
For more information about Manifest Distilling visit their website at www.manifestdistilling.com