Established in 2009- Few spirits produce award–winning craft whiskey and gin in a tucked away alley located in the growing Chicago suburb of Evanston. The name Few comes from the historical figure Frances Elizabeth Willard founder of the Women’s Christian Temperance Union. This union were at the forefront of the prohibition movement. Evanston was a dry city for over four decades, despite the prohibition repeal in 1933 Evanston dedicated itself to continuing to be a dry community. Few became the first legal alcohol production facility since prohibition. The Few Brand took this steadfast approach of the people of Evanston and used this drive to create an innovative, suburban whiskey.
“Respect tradition, Embrace progress”
There’s a lot to learn from the past. But Whistlepig believe the best era for Whiskey is in front of them. They are constantly pushing themselves to try new things and to unlock the potential of Rye Whiskey. Whistlepig protect what makes Rye Whiskey great, toss out the rest, and then innovate to make it better.
In 2009, Smooth Ambler Spirits was founded with the simple goal of producing the best whiskey by using the best of everything available to them. West Virginia is a fine place to make whiskey, providing excellent local grain and water, the perfect cadence of seasons for mellow aging, and hardworking people who know how to get things done with skill and pride.
For over 200 years, the Buffalo Trace Distillery has been defined by a dedication to one craft: making fine bourbon whiskey. By honoring tradition and embracing change, Buffalo Trace Distillery has earned its place of leadership among the legendary spirits makers of the world. It’s portfolio of award winning whiskey is second to none.
The name “Catoctin” is a regional name. Pronounced Ka-TOCK-tin, the name derives from the Indian tribal name “Kittocton” which, legend has it, meant “place of many deer”. Catoctin describes a range of mountains and the eponymous creek which flows picturesquely past the distillery and into the Potomac River and Chesapeake Watershed.
Founded in 2013 Sagamore Spirits is an innovative distiller based in Maryland who is keen to make Maryland as synonymous with Rye as Kentucky is with Bourbon.
Founded by Paul & Merry Beth (“MB”) Tomaszewski in 2009 as Kentucky’s first completely “grain to glass” craft distillery and located in “downtown St-Elmo”, in Christian County, Kentucky.
As Prohibition ended in the United States, Heaven Hill Distilleries, Inc., was founded in Bardstown, Kentucky by the Shapira family. Despite starting with no brands and no available stocks of whiskey in the midst of the Great Depression, the company is the largest independent, family-owned and operated distilled spirits supplier in the country.
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In the late ‘90s, founders Shane Baker and Pat Heist were in a rock band.
Wanting to chase another dream, they began a whiskey journey taking them back to their own heritage in the rolling hills of Danville, Kentucky
The first Peerless whisky went into barrels as early as 1889. In 2014 the brand was revived amd the first whiskey , since the 1920’s, was being produced in what is now a state-of-the-art distillery on the very site of it’s original home in Louisville, Kentucky.
It all began in 1988. Coming from a family of moonshine history, Chuck and Jeanette Miller had a dream to keep that history alive. The Millers decided to turn their Culpeper, Virginia farm into a distillery, and in 1988, Belmont Farm Distillery was born
High West Distillery is Utah’s first legal distillery since 1870, located at 7,000-feet elevation in the stunning Wasatch Mountains in historic Old Town Park City. High West brings the adventurous spirit of the Great American West to the art of making extraordinary whiskey.
Distilling Bourbon and Rye Whiskeys in Bardstown , Kentucky since 1936 and one of the last remaining “original families” producing American Whiskey.
Originally known as Shenk’s and later as Bomberger’s, the whiskey company which ultimately became known as Michter’s was founded by John Shenk, a Swiss Mennonite farmer, in Schaefferstown, Pennsylvania in 1753.