Dr. Craig Stoner, a dentist for more than three decades, no longer fills teeth for a living. Now he’s filling bottles.
That’s the mantra he lives by now, after creating and successfully producing his own brand of vodka and whiskey called “Dr. Stoner’s Herb Flavored Spirits.” Yes, that type of herb.
Stoner, of Winchester, Virginia, and his business partner David Baxter created a specially formulated infusion, consisting of dozens of botanicals and herb extracts, that provides their spirits with “the distinct aroma and flavor of cannabis without being cannabis,” according to Stoner. All of the ingredients are legal and contain no illicit substances.
The drink is produced in Virginia Beach and sold across several states. Not all localities sell the vodka and whiskey, but stores in both Williamsburg and Yorktown do, according to the Dr. Stoner website.
“The labeling and formulation of spirits must be approved by the federal government,” said Stoner when asked about the regulatory process he’d been through. “So