We are in the midst of a resurgence in American distilling, a craft that began with our founding fathers, George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and others whose early 18th Century whiskey production helped revitalize the colonial economy following the Revolutionary War.
Prohibition drove hundreds of distillers out of business or underground in the 1920s, and following repeal only a few smaller operations were able to reestablish themselves in the face of competition from larger U.S. and international corporations. That situation has changed dramatically in recent years. Americans have built more than 150 craft distilleries in 40 states, learning the lost art forms, producing some of the world’s finest spirits, and complementing other regional small businesses.
It’s time to stop drinking over done spirits and huge profit brands and start supporting the ones who still put heart and love into every bottle they make with their hands. Use our directory to find distilleries around you to try and help this movement continue to grow!
Thank you and cheers!