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    The Big Old List of American Distilleries

    I posted a prototype of this list a few months ago when I started it. Well I finally finished and it's at the link below.

    This is my attempt to identify every distillery in the US that is currently making and marketing whiskey along with their brands.

    I also attempted to list as many independent bottlers or label owners as possible. If you see anything I missed, please let me know.

    http://recenteats.blogspot.com/2009/...n-whiskey.html

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    Re: The Big Old List of American Distilleries

    Very nice list--looks like it was a lot of work. Here's an addition for you (maybe). There's supposedly a microdistiller in Detroit making Valenine Vodka. The vodka exists, but I'm skeptical about the distiller and its whereabouts. The actual location is conspicuously absent from the website: http://www.valentinevodka.com/innerindex.php

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    Re: The Big Old List of American Distilleries

    Have you seen this list from ADI? It lists every craft distillery.

    http://distilling.com/PDF/craft.pdf
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    Re: The Big Old List of American Distilleries

    You forgot Raef Hollister Distillery in Mayberry, NC........

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    Re: The Big Old List of American Distilleries

    Thanks for the comments guys. The idea of the list was distilleries that actually have whiskey on the market, such that if you see a bottle of American whiskey on the shelf in the US, you can go back to this list and see what it is. One exception to this is blended whiskies, which I did not include just because it was hard to get a handle on them.

    Bonneamie, I didn't include distilleries that don't produce whiskey. There are lots of micros out there that make brandy, vodka, eau de vie and other spirits that aren't on the list. However, your skepticism may be merited. I found a number of "micro-distilleries" which seemed to consist of little more than a website and an idea.

    Kickert, I did use the ADI craft distillery list as a source. It had a few problems for my use and required additional research in that I don't know what their criteria for addition to the list is, but the list doesn't distinguish between micros that are actually distilling and those are bottling other whiskies or those that are still in the planning stage. So, while I used the list, not every distillery listed as making whiskey qualifies for my list.

    Picker22, thanks for the tip. I've never heard of Raef Hollister and will check it out. Are they currently selling whiskey?

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    Re: The Big Old List of American Distilleries

    Quote Originally Posted by Picker22 View Post
    You forgot Raef Hollister Distillery in Mayberry, NC........
    Perhaps I should have added that the list only covers legal distilleries.

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    Re: The Big Old List of American Distilleries

    What About Jefferson's and Jeffersons Reserve???

    Or is that a part of the Constellation/Barton--Now BT/Saz ?

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    Re: The Big Old List of American Distilleries

    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin View Post
    What About Jefferson's and Jeffersons Reserve???

    Or is that a part of the Constellation/Barton--Now BT/Saz ?
    Copied from sku's list

    McLain and Kyne Distillery, Louisville, KY: There's the dreaded D-word again. McLain and Kyne bottles Bourbon under the brands Jefferson, Jefferson Reserve and Sam Houston
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    Re: The Big Old List of American Distilleries

    Looking at the list, for some reason I recall that Black Maple Hill and The Classic Cask are brands that are actually owned by someone else, but bottled by KBD.
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    Re: The Big Old List of American Distilleries

    Quote Originally Posted by barturtle View Post
    Looking at the list, for some reason I recall that Black Maple Hill and The Classic Cask are brands that are actually owned by someone else, but bottled by KBD.
    Answering my own question:

    The Classic Cask is owned by:

    SPIRIT IMPORTS, INC.

    10210 NW 50TH STREET
    SUNRISE, FLORIDA 33351
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