Why craft liquor?

So, why would you want to choose craft liquor over the big label stuff?  One of the things that drew me in is the entrepreneurial spirit of these distillers.  Men and women that, in some cases, quit cooshy corporate jobs, to follow what they love.  They’ve given the blood, sweat, tears…and in some cases, mortgages, relationships, sleep and a myriad of other things to purse what they love.  And it shows.

Don’t believe me?  Check out:

  • Dad’s Hat in Pennsylvania: was it inspired by an old dude wearing a hat?  Find out!
  • Think that all distillers are men?  Think again!  Troy and Sons founder, Troy Ball, begs to differ!
  • And what about states that aren’t associated with distilling?  Meet the first distillery in Utah since Prohibition.
  • The gold rush meets the hooch rush – check out Breckenridge Distillery in Colorado.
  • Sustainability?  We’ve got that!  Meet Tuthilltown Spirits, who lease a farm to grow their own grains.

Now that you’ve got a feel for what craft spirits are – get a taste of them, too!  Start searching for your new favorite now!

About Jeanne Runkle

Jeanne Runkle currently lives in San Diego, and is a certified bartender and craft liquor expert. Her specialty is the brown stuff, whether it's bourbon, rye or good old American whiskey. She can sometimes be found stalking the aisles of a liquor store near you, answering your random whiskey questions.

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