What are Craft Distilled Spirits?
It’s more easily defined by what it is not. It’s not spirits produced in a factory, in a place you’ve never heard of, in batches with 10s of thousands of gallons at a time. It’s akin to craft beer in the 1980s, it has die-hard fans and it’s poised to re-emerge as a contender to commercial brands, but most most people don’t know a damned thing about it.
Right now the craft distilling scene is driven by an intrepid group of men & women learning their craft in small shops all over the country, sometimes only producing a few hundred gallons a year – a total production thousands of gallons less than commercial “small-batch” runs. They have the flexibility to create, experiment and test the limits of our palates.