It was recently announced that the former Elysian Desert Distilleries has now changed its name to Carefree Spirits Distillery. Renea McQuiggan, President of the company said, “We are very excited to expand our operation in the same town where Carefree Bourbon and Chakra Vodka came to life.”
McQuiggin also stated the company purchased a 1-acre parcel of land in Carefree on Cave Creek Road just South of Tom Darlington. “This parcel is in an amazing location for the company to build the distillery bottling plant, tasting room, gift shop and event center. We believe this will become a distination location as the company expands its production to a national level,” she said. It is anticipated that the new distillery operations could open by the middle of 2022.
The Carefree Spirits tasting room is located at 6201 E. Cave Creek Rd, Suite C in Cave Creek with hours of operation of: Tuesday – Thursday, Noon-8pm, Friday and Saturday, Noon – 9pm and Sunday, 10am-5pm. Closed on Mondays. https://elysiandesertdistilleries.com
Everyone loves ice cream and nobody does it better than The City Creamery in Cave Creek! The Cave Creek Visitor’s Guide publisher, Dale Samar, has teamed up with Chelsea Flaherty from The City Creamery to help raise money for the Foothills Food Bank on Tuesday, March 2nd from 5 – 7pm. Please come out to support all the businesses in the Prickly Pear Plaza and have some of the best ice cream in the country to help our local food bank! “I’ve been a regular at The City Creamery since they opened so I wanted to make sure everyone in town comes out to enjoy ice cream the way I do,” said Samar. “It’ll be a great evening to sit outside and enjoy the sunset along with some delicious, hand-crafted ice cream in Cave Creek”
My heart really goes out to all the professional musicians that have suffered with all the lost income from live music that just couldn’t happen during the pandemic.
However, there are still some local venues in the area that have either continued or brought back live music that is so desperately needed for these artists to survive. Although you may have to remain in your seat with less dancing on the tables tolerated, you can still enjoy the sound of live music with a beverage in hand. Please join us in supporting these musicians and establishments during the upcoming months when many of them can perform on the patios or other safely spaced areas.