Tag Archives: microdistillery

Is it the beginning of the end for Whiskey?

Distilleries are cutting corners to speed up the process of making whiskey. Will the industry suffer? The biggest obstacle a new whiskey distiller has to overcome is time. Simply turning yeast, water, and grain into alcohol is a relatively speedy process, but maturing a product in oak barrels to get something you can call whiskey […]

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“Buckeye” Whiskey – Made from red winter wheat.

Oyo Wheat Whiskey Middle West Spirits recently announced the release of Oyo Whiskey, an amber-colored alcohol that clocks in at 92 proof. Adding to the spirit’s intrigue, the small-batch, single-cask hooch is produced solely from soft red winter wheat sourced in Ohio, the same ingredient that powers Middle West’s flagship vodka. The most common whiskeys […]

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Tennessee Moonshine in a Mason Jar

Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine When Tennessee state law recently changed to allow the distillation of spirits, one family saw an opportunity to showcase the art of superior mountain-made moonshine. The Ole Smoky Distillery is the product of the hard work and experience of  a Tennessee family that has made moonshine in the mountains for the […]

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A Trifecta of New American Whiskey

3 New American Whiskeys The country’s greatest spirits aren’t all from Kentucky and Tennessee anymore. Here are three to try from Oregon, Virginia and Vermont. Whipper Snapper Oregon Spirit Whiskey A blend of distilled malted barley and clear corn whiskey that spends, on average, a year in a variety of casks, including Pinot Noir barrels. […]

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Make Your Own Firewater

Age Your Own Whiskey kit – Woodinville Whiskey Co. The magic that happens inside of a whiskey barrel has always intrigued whiskey drinkers. But unless you are a whiskey drinker who owns a distillery, it’s next to impossible to witness the transformation of the distillate from clear to brown, and the many flavor, aroma, and […]

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Bootlegging & Financial Independence

Moonshine as Currency We here at Hammerstone’s WhiskeyDisks™ – where we make the world’s best whiskey stones – would like to propose that the manufacturing of distilled alcohol at home is a very American and patriotic thing to do. Keep in mind, it is illegal to distill alcohol without obtaining a costly and litigious series […]

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The Moonshine Renaissance.

Corsair Artisan Distillery A change in the law has led to the rapid rise in micro-distilleries in Tennessee. Corsair Artisan Distillery is one such operation which has “reclaimed” its whiskey-making heritage. However, the firm and other artisan whiskey manufacturers are still waiting for one last piece of permitting so it can hold tours and tastings and sell bottles […]

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Hipster Moonshine

Kings County Distillery Moonshining and micro-distilleries are fast becoming the new coffee roasters and microbreweries of today. One of these micro-distilleries is the New York based, Kings County Distillery. These guys are NYC’s first legal whiskey operation since Prohibition. Paying homage to the co-founders’ bootlegging forefathers, they cook up organic New York corn (plus a touch of […]

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