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A micro-distillery is a small, often referred to as “Artisan” 'boutique' or “craft“, distillery. While the term is most commonly used in the United States, micro-distilleries have been established in Europe, However these pages concentrates on the USA and Canada whisky producers
Due to the period of Prohibition in the United States most small distilleries were forced out of business, leaving only the corporate dominated mega-distilleries to resume operation when Prohibition was repealed.
The popularity of micro-distilling spirits is expanding consistently, with many micro-breweries and small wineries establishing distilleries within the scope of their brewing or winemaking operations.
California and Oregon has experienced the highest number of micro-distillery openings as these are generally more relaxed states.
All-thought the majority of these micro distillers are involved in the production of Aquavit, cognac, fruit based spirits, gin and vodka because of the straight to bottle production, some have produced or are producing whisky and moonshine and are featured here
Mountain Moonshine (WV)
Payton Fireman with help from his friend Bo McDaniel decided to create a legal Moonshine distillery.
Piedmont Distillers (NC)
Piedmont Distillers, Inc is a small distillery that produces it's hand-crafted spirits in an authentic, small-batch copper pot still.
Stillhouse Distillers (KY)
Home of the Original Moonshine
Balcones Distillery (TX)
The result of a fascination with fermentation and a life long appreciation of fine things.
Catoctin Creek Distilling Company (VA)
Founded by Becky and Scott Harris in 2009 and is the first family-owned distillery in Loudoun County Virginia since before prohibition.
Charbay Winery & Distillery (CA)
Celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2008, Charbay Winery & Distillery remains a small family business
Clear Creek Distillery (OR)
Steve McCarthy started Clear Creek Distillery about twenty-four years ago (1985)
Copper Fox Distillery (VA)
Copper Fox distillery was the result of an idea of Rick Wasmund on how could he make a distinct and wonderful whisky
Corsair Artisan Distilleries (KY & TN)
A small craft spirits company with a distilleryies in Bowling Green, KY and Nashville, TN.
McMenamins:Edgefield & Cornelius Pass Roadhouse Distilleries (OR)
It was a cold and rainy day in February 1998, when the Edgefield Distillery opened its doors,
The Gold Buckle Club Malt Whisky and Wildcat Moonshine
Located in the Finger Lakes Region of New York State
is proud to be Northern Michigan’s oldest micro-distillery.
The horseshoe in the company logo honours the 100-year-old livery stable that the company is restoring as High West's distillery home.
Nashoba Valley Winery & Distiller (MA)
Nashoba Valley Winery can be found in a stunning hilltop orchard overlooking the charming town of Bolton.
Peach Street Distillers (CO)
Rory Donovan founded Peach Street Distillers in November of 2005 with Bill Graham and David Thibodeau
Prichard's Distillery (TN)
Hand Crafted in traditional Pot Stills Prichards’ Distillery has been distilling spirits since 2000.
Founder Derrick Mancini
Rock Town (AR)
The Distillery is located in Down-town Little Rock in a circa 1950′s old warehouse
Rogue Spirits (OR)
Founders Jack Joyce, Bob Woodell (past University of Oregon fraternity brothers),
RoughStock Montana Whiskey (MT)
Nestled at the base of the Bridger Mountain Range south-western Montana,
St. George Spirits(CA)
St. George Spirits founder Jörg Rupf it seemed was destined to follow his father onto the bench for Munich's constitutional law court......
St James Spirits (CA)
Founded in 1995, Saint James Spirits uses only the finest ingredients to create premium spirits with exceptional taste and smoothness.
Stranahan’s Colorado Whiskey (CO)
A unique small batch whiskey cultivated in Colorado’s only micro-distillery is a whiskey unlike any other –
Templeton Rye Prohibition Era Whiskey (IA)
Templeton Rye’s re-inventor, Scott Bush, grew up in Western, Iowa, where his grandfather used to tell stories about the legendary whiskey.
Triple Eight Distillery (MA)
Originally founded by Dean and Melissa Long in 1995 as Cisco Brewers they expanded into distilling with the building of the Triple Eight Distillery
Tuthilltown Spirits (NY)
Tuthilltown Spirits was established in New York State in 2005 by Ralph Erenzo and Brian Lee.
Virginia Distillery Company (VA)
The Virginia Distillery Company’s home, Eades Hollow, is located in beautiful Nelson County on US Route 29 in Lovingston.
Woodstone Creek (OH)
Ohio's first micro-distillery is a Cincinnati family business. Don Outterson and his wife, Linda,
Since We started this project there has been a considerable increase in the growth of craft distillers producing whiskey
I will have to work out a linking navigation strategy that will evolve as the new distilleries are added -
Please bare with me as I complete the work all the craft distillery links will be available via the drop down menu on the left hand side menu.
Because of the large number of expressions produced I don't have space to index them all, so I have concentrated on indexing the distillery and putting expression boxes at the top of each distillery page.