Andrew H. Martin has seen the rise in microbreweries in recent years.
Now he hopes to be a part of the next big wave: microspirits.
Martin, of East Orange Street, plans to convert a former three-story tobacco warehouse into the county’s first distillery since Prohibition.
And, within a year, he hopes to be reintroducing consumers to a product unseen here in nearly a century: locally made rye whiskey.
“It’s something I’ve been interested in for a while. I’ve been reading about it for a while,” said Martin, 34.
“Lancaster seems like a great place. The history of distilling is strong. It was destroyed with Prohibition, but I think it would come back.”