Last Updated: October 31, 2014
This list is an attempt to catalog all current American whiskey distilleries and brands. The idea is that if you see a bottle of American whiskey on the shelf, you should be able to consult this list and figure out who makes and markets it.
The list has two parts. Part I lists all American whiskey distilleries which are currently producing whiskey, or have plans to produce whiskey in the near future, along with their brands, listed by state. Part II lists independent bottlers of American whiskey; that is, companies that buy whiskey from the distilleries listed in Part I and bottle it under their own labels. Note that some of the distilleries listed in Part I also source whiskey from other distilleries.
These lists do not include all blended whiskey brands or brands that are for export only, though some are mentioned. It also does not include American bottlers of foreign whiskeys (i.e. American bottling companies that bottle Irish or Canadian whiskeys). It also does not include "spirit whiskey," which is whiskey in name only.
Oct. 2: Swift Distillery in Dripping Springs, TX
Oct. 2: Sanctuary Spirits in Grand Ledge, MI
Oct. 2: Bottler - Congenial Spirits in Monterey, CA
Oct. 5: Du Nord Craft Spirits in Minneapolis, MN
Oct. 8: Bottler - Crooked Water Spirits in Minnetrista, MN
Oct. 12: Railean Distillers in San Leon, TX
Oct. 13: Whiskey Acres Distilling Co. in DeKalb, IL
Oct. 18: JLA Distillery in Orlando, FL
Oct. 20: Bottler - Millstone Spirits Group in Philadelphia, PA
Oct. 20: New Liberty Distillery in Philadelphia, PA
Oct. 23: Sammleton Distilling in Milwaukee, WI
Oct. 25: Long Road Distillers in Grand Rapids, MI
Oct. 25: Boston Harbor Distillery in Boston, MA
Oct. 25: Beechtree Distillery in Nashville, TN
Oct. 26: Short Mountain Distillery in Woodbury, TN
Oct. 28: The Depot in Reno, NV
Oct. 29: Harvest Spirits in Valatie, NY
Oct. 29: Key West Distilling in Key West, FL
Oct. 29: Walton's Distillery in Jacksonville, NC
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Alabama (Distilleries by State)
John Emerald Distilling Co. , Opelika, AL. This distillery is working on a single malt smoked with pecan and peach woods.
Alaska (Distilleries by State)
Alaska Distillery , Wasilla, AK. The furthest north whiskey distillery in the United States, Alaska Distillery makes Alaska Outlaw Whiskey, a whiskey of indeterminate mashbill.
Bare Distillery, Anchorage, AK. This distillery makes vodka and is working on AK Soul White Lightning Moonshine, a corn whiskey.
Port Chilkoot Distillery, Haines, AK. Maker of 12 Volts Moonshine, a corn whiskey, and is planning to make aged whiskey as well.
Arizona (Distilleries by State)
Arizona Distilling Co. , Tempe, AZ. This distillery makes Copper City Bourbon, Park Rye, Desert Durum Wheat Whiskey and Humphrey Malt Whiskey. There very first release of Copper City Bourbon, a straight bourbon, was made by MGP but they now make their own bourbon. Their first batch of wheat whiskey was made by them, to their specifications, using the stills at Las Vegas Distillery, but they now make it all at their own distillery.
Hamilton Distillers, Tucson, AZ. This distillery makes Del Bac Whiskey, a mesquite smoked malt whiskey, as well as an unaged version and an unsmoked version.
High Spirits Distillery, Flagstaff, AZ. Makers of a mesquite smoked single malt whiskey. This distillery appears to have closed.
Thumb Butte Distillery, Prescott, AZ. Working on 1888 Rodeo Rye, Bloody Basin Bourbon and Central Highlands Single Malt.
Arkansas (Distilleries by State)
Arkansas Moonshine , Newport, AR. This distillery makes corn whiskey under the labels Arkansas Moonshine XXX, Blue Flame Moonshine and Uncle Ed's Arkansas Moonshine.
Rock Town Distillery, Little Rock, AR. This distillery makes wheated bourbon, Arkansas Hickory Smoked Whiskey, a hickory smoked wheat whiskey, a rye and a corn whiskey, and is working on a four grain bourbon.
White River Distillery, Gassville, AR. This distillery makes Friday Night Red Eye Corn Whiskey.
California (Distilleries by State)
Amador Distillery , Jackson, CA. This distillery released a sourced bourbon distilled in Tennessee and a rye whiskey distilled in Missouri as well as Good Honest Whiskey and Exquisite Whiskey for Corti Brothers market, Kentucky bourbons finished in wine casks. They also released a hop flavored whiskey distilled by Charbay. They are also distilling their own rye and malt whiskeys and plan on releasing a hop flavored whiskey.
American Craft Whiskey Distllery, Ukiah, CA. This is a project of Crispin Cain, a distiller at craft brandy producer Germain-Robin who uses Germain-Robin's stills to make Low Gap whiskeys, including unaged wheat, corn and rye as well as an aged wheat whiskey and a blended whiskey.
Anchor Distilling (Griffin Group), San Francisco, CA. Old Potrero Single Malt Rye.
Ascendant Spirits, Buellton, CA. This Santa Barbara County distillery sells Breaker Bourbon, sourced from LDI, SemperFi Corn Whiskey and Silver Lightning Moonshine, a corn whiskey.
Ballast Point Spirits, San Diego, CA. This brewery and microdistillery makes Devil's Share Whiskey, a malt whiskey and Devil's Share Bourbon.
Bowen's Spirits, Bakersfield, CA. Makers of Bowen's Whiskey.
Channel Islands Distillery, Ventura, CA. This distillery is planning to make 93001 Main Street Corn Whiskey.
Charbay, St. Helena, CA. this micro in Napa County makes hop flavored whiskey under the Charbay label, R5 and S. They also released the unaged Charbay Double and Twisted Light Whiskey and distilled a hop flavored whiskey for Amador Distillery.
Dry Diggings Distillery, El Dorado Hills, CA. This distillery is planning to release Rubicon Rye.
Fog's End Distillery/C&C Shine, Salinas, CA. this distillery makes Fog's End Monterey Rye, the corn based California Moonshine and an unaged rye moonshine.
Greenbar Craft Distillery, Los Angeles CA. This distillery makes an organic oat/spelt/barley white whiskey and a malt whiskey under the label Slow Hand. They are working on an aged version as well.
Humboldt Craft Distillers, Eureka, CA. This distillery is working on Redwood Rye.
Krobar Craft Distillery (Barton Family Wines), Paso Robles, CA. This distillery is working on a rye whiskey.
Lost Spirits Distillery, Salinas, CA. This distillery makes peated single malt whiskeys under the labels Seascape, Leviathan and Ouroboros and is working on Steam Rye, a rye malt whiskey.
Manzanita Distilling Co., Santee, CA. This distillery is working on Twisted Manzanita Rebellious Rye.
Old World Spirits, Belmont, CA. These makers of Rusty Blade Gin and La Sorciere Absinthe also make Goldrush Rye Whiskey and Goldrun Rye Whiskey.
Paso Robles Craft Distilling, Paso Robles, CA. Founded by the owners of Villicana Winery, this distillery makes vodka and gin and is working on Re:Find Rye and Bourbon and a rye whiskey under the SLO Brew label.
Raff Distillerie/Treasure Island Distillery, San Francisco, CA. These two companies share distillery space on San Francisco's Treasure Island. Raff is planning on making a bourbon. They also provide bottling facilities for other companies, including Bender's Rye (Bender & Cohen). It also appears that there are plans to bottle Workhorse Rye there.
St. George, Alameda, CA. The makers of numerous spirits, including St. George Single Malt and bourbon, they also make Breaking and Entering Bourbon, which is a blend of Kentucky bourbons.
St. James, Irwindale, CA. Peregrine Rock single malt.
Sonoma County Distilling Co., Rohnert Park, CA. This micro-micro distillery in Sonoma County makes 2nd Chance Wheat Whiskey, Sonoma Rye and West of Kentucky Bourbon No. 1. Their initial release was 1512 Barbershop Rye, an unaged rye whiskey which they are no longer making.
Seven Stills, San Francisco, CA. This distillery plans to make seven whiskeys from finished beer, so far they have made: Chocasmoke, a peated whiskey distilled from a chocolate oatmeal stout; and Whipnose Whiskey, made from an IPA.
Sonoma Brothers Distilling, Windsor, CA. Founded in 2012, this distillery makes vodka and is working on a bourbon.
Spirit Works Distillery, Sebastopol, CA. This distillery is aging a wheat and rye whiskey which they expect to release in 2015.
Stillwater Spirits, Petaluma, CA. This distillery makes Moylan's bourbon, rye and single malt whiskey. They also distill the corn whiskey used in Wylie Howell Whiskey.
Sweet Potato Spirits/High Roller Spirits/Souza Enerprises, Atwater, CA. This distillery makes Corbin Cash Merced Rye Whiskey.
Tahoe Moonshine Distillery, South Lake Tahoe, CA. This distillery is planning to make Stormin' Whiskey, a corn whiskey.
Valley Spirits, Modesto, CA. Valley Spirits currently produces Outlaw Moonshine, an unaged wheat whiskey. They are also planning a barrel aged three grain (corn, wheat and rye) whiskey which they hope to put into barrels in 2012.
Venus Spirits, Santa Cruz, CA. This distillery is planning to make organic bourbon, rye and single malt under the Wayward Whiskey label.
Colorado (Distilleries by State)
10th Mountain Whiskey and Spirits Co., Gypsum, CO. This distillery is planning to make a rye, a bourbon and Mountain Moonshine, a corn whiskey.
Axe and the Oak Distillery, Colorado Springs, CO. This distillery which opened in 2014 plans to release a whiskey that appears to be from bourbon mash and is also planning a bourbon.
Blank & Booth Distilling Co., Denver, CO. This distillery is planning to release Ripple corn whiskey.
Boathouse Distillery, Salida, CO. This distillery plans to release Colorado Moonshine and Rocky Mountain Bourbon and Rye. It is not clear if these are made by the distillery or sourced.
Breckenridge Distillery, Breckenridge, CO. This distillery is bottling Breckenridge Bourbon, which, according to the company, is their own distillate occasionally blended with Bourbons sourced from elsewhere. They have also made malt whiskey.
Colorado Gold, Cedearedge, CO. This distillery makes Colorado Gold Bourbon and Rye and Colorado's Own Corn Whiskey. It appears that some of the whiskeys may be sourced.
Dancing Pines Distillery, Loveland, CO. This distillery makes Dancing Pines Bourbon and is working on Wilderness Whiskey, Awry Rye and Glen Pines Single Malt.
Deerhammer Distilling Co., Buena Vista, CO. This distillery is planning to release an unaged malt whiskey under the label Whitewater Whiskey and is also planning on an aged malt whiskey under the label Down Time.
Distillery 291, Colorado Springs, CO. This distillery makes 291 Colorado Whiskey Aspen Stave Finished, 291 Colorado Rye Whiskey White Dog, 291 Fresh Colorado Whiskey and 291 American Whiskey.
Downslope Distilling, Centennial, CO. This Colorado distillery makes Double Diamond Whiskey, an Irish style whiskey and is working on a malt whiskey.
Feisty Spirits Distillery, Fort Collins, CO. This distillery makes a number of whiskeys including bourbon, rye, wheat, corn, millet, quinoa, amaranth and triticale whiskeys.
Golden Moon Distillery/Maison de la Vie Ltd., Golden, CO. This distillery makes a number of spirits on their own stills and also bottles Gun Fighter Bourbon which has been sourced from various Kentucky and Tennessee distilleries. The current Gun Fighter 7 year old is a high rye bourbon sourced from a Tennessee distillery.
JF Strothman Distillery, Grand Junction, CO. This distillery is planning to make bourbon, corn whiskey and malt whiskey. The corn whiskey will be under the label Judge's Choice.
KJ Wood Distillers, Berthoud, CO. This distillery is working on Dead Drift White Whiskey and Dead Drift Aged Whiskey.
Laws Whiskey House (Gargoyle Enterprises), Denver, CO. This distillery is working on A.D. Laws four grain bourbon.
Leopold Bros., Denver, CO. Leopold Bros. Distillery makes a variety of spirits, including a corn-based American Whiskey, a Maryland style rye and a number of flavored whiskeys made from new make spirit. They are working on a Tennessee style whiskey.
Mystic Mountain Spirits, Larkspur, CO. This distillery make a number of "moonshines" as well as Aces High Bourbon.
Peak Spirits, Hotchkiss, CO. This distillery makes CapRock spirits and is working on Luna White Dog, a white whiskey made from a mash made by Wynkoop Brewery.
Peachstreet Distillers, Palisade, CO. Colorado Straight Bourbon.
Stranahan's (Proximo Spirits), Denver, CO. Stranahan's Colorado Whiskey, a single malt.
Syntax Spirits, Greeley, CO. This distillery makes Class X White Dog, an unaged, peated whiskey made from malt and wheat, Class X White Cat, an unaged wheat whiskey, Class X Bourbon and Big Cat Whisky, a wheat whiskey.
Trail Town Distillery, Ridgeway, CO. This distillery makes a number of spirits including Coyote Light Whiskey, a whiskey made from a corn mash.
Two Guns Distillery, Leadville, CO. This distillery plans to make Two Guns Wild West Whiskey and Single Six Rocky Mountain Moonshine. This distillery appears to have closed.
Wood's High Mountain Distillery, Salida, CO. This distillery makes Tenderfoot Whiskey, a malt whiskey.
Woodshed Distilling, Pagosa Springs, CO. This distillery is working on Smoke Shine Whiskey.
Woody Creek Distillers, Basalt, CO. This distillery makes vodka and is working on a rye and a four grain whiskey. They also bottle The Steward's Solera Bourbon, a blend of Woody Creek's own bourbon with sourced bourbon from Kentucky, LDI and Tennessee, for the Steward's Solera company.
Connecticut (Distilleries by State)
Elm City Distillery , Durham, CT. Maker of Nine Square Rye, an unaged rye whiskey.
Onyx Spirits Co., East Hartford, CT. This company makes a number of moonshines and is planning on releasing an aged whiskey. They are currently using sourced whiskey.
Delaware (Distilleries by State)
Delaware Distilling Co. , Rehoboth Beach, DE. This bar/restaurant/distillery is planning to release Sussex Shine corn whiskey.
District of Columbia (Distilleries by State)
New Columbia Distillers, Washington, DC. This distillery currently makes gin but is planning a rye whiskey.
One Eight Distilling, Washington, DC. This distillery is planning to release Rock Creek White Whiskey, a rye based whiskey, and is working on bourbon, rye and single malt under the Rock Creek label.
Florida (Distilleries by State)
Alchemist Distilleries, Miami, FL. This distillery is working on a rye and a wheat whiskey.
Citrus Distillers, Riviera Beach, FL. This distillery is working on Canes & Grains Bourbon and corn whiskey.
Flagler Spirits, Palm Coast, FL. This Florida distillery makes corn whiskey, much of it sold to other bottlers.
Florida Farm Distillers, Umatilla, FL. This distillery makes Palm Ridge Reserve, which it describes as a "90 proof, young Florida Bourbon-style whiskey" and Palm Ridge Rye.
JLA Distillery, Orlando, FL. Founded in 2013, this distillery makes Silver Ox Shine Corn Whiskey.
Key West Distilling, Key West, FL. This distillery is working on a malt whiskey.
Peaden Brothers Distillery, Crestview, FL. This distillery plans to make Moonshine XXX Fox 382 Corn Whiskey, Blackwater River Rye, Otahite Reserve Rye and R.W. Ellis Ole 615 Bourbon.
St. Augustine Distillery, St. Augustine, FL. This distillery is aging a bourbon they expect to release in 2018.
Winter Park Distilling Co., Winter Park, FL. This distillery makes corn whiskey and is planning a bourbon under the Bear Gully Classic label.
Georgia (Distilleries by State)
Dalton Distillers, Dalton, GA. This distillery is working on Real Georgia Moonshine, a corn whiskey.
Free Spirits Distillery , Dawsonville, GA. This distillery is working on Dawsonville Moonshine Corn Whiskey and Mitchum's ThundeRoad Corn Whiskey.
Georgia Distilling Co., Milledgeville, GA. This distillery in the exurbs of Atlanta opened in 2011. They make Goodtime Vodka, Goodtime Moonshine and Grandaddy Mims Whiskey and are planning on making Savannah 88 Bourbon and a rye. They also make Phoenix Fire Whisky and Old Capitol Bourbon, which appear, from the labels, to be a sourced whiskeys. They bottle Hawkins Rye, a Kentucky Rye, for Levaggi Co, and they bottle Lowered Expectations Bourbon.
Independent Distilling Co., Decatur, GA. This distillery is working on Hellbender Corn Whiskey.
Ivy Mountain Distillery, Mt. Airy, GA. This distillery makes aged and unaged versions of Ivy Mountain Georgia Sour Mash Whiskey, a corn based whiskey, Lovell Bros. Georgia Sour Mash Whiskey and Blue Ridge Whiskey.
Lazy Guy Distillery, Kennesaw, GA. This distillery is working on Cold Heart Whiskey, Threesome Whiskey, Kennesaw Lightning Corn Whiskey, The General Corn Whiskey and Side Track Bourbon.
Moonrise Distillery, Clayton, GA. This distillery has plans for Corn Squeezins Georgia Corn Whiskey.
Thirteenth Colony Distilleries, Americus, GA. Makers of 13th Colony Southern Bourbon, Southern Rye and Southern Corn Whiskey, an aged corn whiskey.
Idaho (Distilleries by State)
8 Feathers Distillery , Boise, ID. This distillery is working on 8 Feathers Idaho Moonshine, corn whiskey and Smoked Moonshine, corn whiskeys.
Bardenay Distillery, Boise, ID. This restaurant/distillery has partnered with Edge Brewing Co. to make a rye whiskey which it is currently aging.
Grand Teton Distillery, Driggs, ID. Known for its potato vodka, this distillery is planning on releasing Colter's Run Bourbon. It's not clear if this is a house distilled or sourced bourbon.
Idaho Bourbon Distillers, Boise, ID. This distillery opened in 2014 and plans to make corn whiskey, rye and bourbon. They are working on Bull Head Straight Bourbon, which may be a sourced whiskey.
Mill Town Distillery, Sandpoint, ID. This distillery is working on a corn whiskey.
Illinois (Distilleries by State)
Blaum Bros. Distilling Co. , Galena, IL. This distillery is making their own bourbon, rye, wheat and malt whiskey. While that whiskey ages, they are releasing sourced whiskeys, including Lead Mine Moonshine, distilled by Flagler Spirits, and Knotter (i.e. "not our") Bourbon and Rye, distilled by MGP.
CH Distillery, Chicago, IL. This distillery/pub offers unaged whiskey in their bar and is aging some as well. They also offer a sourced bourbon, likely from MGP.
Chicago Distilling Co., Chicago, IL. This distillery opened in 2013 and is planning on making Shorty's White Whiskey, distilled from bourbon mash.
Copper Fiddle Distillery, Lake Zurich, IL. This distillery plans to make a bourbon.
Copper Ridge Distillery, Danville, IL. This distillery plans to make corn whiskey and other whiskeys.
Few Spirits, Evanston, IL. This distillery in the Chicago suburbs makes white whiskey, bourbon, single malt and rye.
Fox River Distilling Co., Geneva, IL. Opened in 2014, this distillery is planning on making Rev. Mike's White Lightning Moonshine Corn Whiskey.
J.K. Williams Distilling, East Peoria, IL. This distillery plans to make JK's Original Corn Whiskey, Young Buck Bourbon and JK's Bourbon Barrel Whiskey.
Koval Distillery, Chicago, IL. Initially, this Chicago distillery released whiskeys under the Lion's Pride label. Now, all of their whiskeys are under the Koval label. They make a variety of different types of whiskey including bourbon, rye, millet, oat and four grain.
Mastermind Vodka, Pontoon Beach, IL. This vodka distiller is working on LPR Moonshine, a corn whiskey.
Northshore Distillery, Lake Bluff, IL. This distillery is working on a malt whiskey.
Quincy Street Distillery, Riverside, IL. This Chicago area distillery makes Water Tower White Lightning, an unaged corn whiskey. They are working on Bourbon Spring, a young bourbon which should be released soon, Salt Creek Corn Whiskey, and North American Steamship Rye, a malted rye, for this summer. They are also aging additional bourbons.
Southern Sisters Spirits a.k.a. Grand Rivers Spirits, Carbondale, IL. This distillery makes Red Eye Moonshine, a corn whiskey, Grand River Baby Whiskey and is working on Grand River Baby Bourbon.
Whiskey Acres Distilling Co., DeKalb, IL. This distillery opened in 2014 and is planning on making bourbon and corn whiskey using grains grown on their 2,000 acre farm.
Indiana (Distilleries by State)
Bear Wallow Distillery, Nashville, IN. This distillery makes Hidden Holler Moonshine, a corn whiskey, and is working on Bear Trap Whiskey, a white whiskey, Gnaw Bone Bourbon and Liar's Bench Rye.
Cardinal Spirits, Bloomington, IN. This distillery opened in 2014 and plans on making bourbon, rye and single malt whiskeys. They are also planning to bottle Still Moon Special Reserve Moonshine Corn Whiskey for Down South Beverage Company.
The Indiana Whiskey Co., South Bend, IN. This distillery makes Silver Sweet Corn Whiskey, a straight whiskey made with wheat and barley, and a bourbon.
Kinsmen Distillery, Newtown, IN. This distillery is planning to release Old 55 Corn Whiskey and Bourbon.
Midwest Grain Products Ingredients (MGPI), Lawrenceburg, IN. Formerly Lawrenceburg Distillers Indiana (LDI) and before that owned by the now dissolved Seagram's company, this large distillery near the Kentucky border makes bourbon, rye, corn, wheat and malt whiskeys as well as gin and neutral spirits. While they don't market any of their own whiskey, the distillery makes whiskey for a growing number of other labels. It's hard to always tell which companies are using MGP as their source, but the following is a listing of whiskeys that are likely distilled by MGP:
4 Spirits Bourbon (4 Spirits)
1888 Bourbon (Diversa Brands)
99 Bottles Bourbon & Rye (PA Private Label Spirits)
Angel's Envy Rye (Louisville Distilling Co.)
Backbone Bourbon (Crossroads Vitners/Strong Spirits)
Belle Meade Bourbon (Nelson's Greenbriar)
Big Ass Bourbon (Strong Spirits)
Big Bottom Bourbon (Big Bottom)
Big House Bourbon (Underdog Spirits)
Big Y Rye (PA Private Label Spirits)
Bone Snapper Rye (Strong Spirits)
Breaker Bourbon (Ascendant Spirits)
Bulleit Rye (Diageo)
Chattanooga Whiskey 1816 Reserve (Chattanooga Whiskey Co.)
Clarion Bourbon and Blended Whiskey (Distilled Spirits Epicenter)
Cleveland Rye Whiskey (Cleveland Whiskey)
Coney Island Carlo Bourbon (Terresentia)
Copper City Straight Bourbon (Arizona Distilling Co.)
Corn Star Corn Whiskey (Bardstown Barrel Selections)
Cotton Hollow Rye (Cotton Hollow/Strong Spirits)
Cougar Bourbon & Rye (Foster's)
Defiance Whiskey (Crown Valley Distilling)
Filibuster Bourbon & Rye (M.S. Trading LP)
George Dickel Rye (George Dickel)
George Remus Bourbon & Rye (Queen City Whiskey/Strong Spirits)
Henderson Rye (North Texas Distillers)
High Liquors Bourbon & Rye (High Liquors)
High West (an an element of many of their whiskeys blends)
Homestead Bourbon (Homestead American whiskey)
Hooker's House (some of their bourbons and their rye; Prohibition Spirits)
J. Green Bourbon and Rye (Shadow Beverage Group)
James E. Pepper 1776 Rye (James E. Pepper/Strong Spirits)
Knotter Bourbon & Rye (Blaum Bros.)
LeMont Rye (PA Private Label Spirits)
Mosswood American Light Whiskey (Mosswood Distillers)
O.K.I. Bourbon and Rye (New Riff Distilling)
Pinhook Bourbon (CJS Beverage Corp.)
Prichard's Rye (Prichard's)
Redemption Bourbon & Rye (Bardstown Barrel Selections)
Riverboat Rye (Bardstown Barrel Selections)
Rough Rider Bourbon & Rye (Long Island Spirits)
Seagram's 7 Blended Whiskey (Diageo)
Single Track Rye (Range and River Distilling)
Smokin' Joe's Bourbon & Rye (PA Private Label Spirits)
Smooth Ambler Old Scout Bourbon, Rye and Corn Whiskey (Smooth Ambler)
Smuggler's Notch Rye
Spirit of America Bourbon (Hobson & Roberts)
Spring Mill Bourbon (Heartland Distillers)
Taos Lightning (KGB Spirits)
Temperance Trader (Bull Run Distilling)
Templeton Rye (Templeton)
Temptation Bourbon (Bardstown Barrel Selections)
The Saloon Bourbon & Rye (PA Private Label Spirits)
Tin Cup Whiskey (Proximo Spirits)
Troubadour Bourbon (The Original Texas Legend Distillery)
WH Harrison Bourbon (Tipton Spirits)
Widow Jane Rye (Cacao Prieto)
Willett Rye (Indiana ryes)
Winghart's Bourbon & Rye (PA Private Label Spirits)
Oakley Brothers Distillery, Anderson, IN. This distillery is working on Indiana Moon Corn Whiskey.
Starlight Distillery (Huber's Orchards), Borden, IN. This orchard/winery/distillery is working on a bourbon and a whiskey with an undisclosed mashbill.
Iowa (Distilleries by State)
Artisan Grain Distillery, Davenport, IA. Opened in 2014, this distillery is planning to release a corn whiskey.
Broadbent Distillery , Norwalk, IA. Makers of Two Jay's Iowa Corn Whiskey.
Cedar Ridge Distillery, Swisher, IA. This winery makes Iowa Bourbon, Reserve Bourbon, Griff's Cowboy Whiskey, Short's Whiskey, a wheat whiskey, a malt whiskey and a white whiskey. They are aging a rye malt whiskey and also make Twelve Five Rye for Congenial Spirits.
Dehner Distillery, Clive, IA. This distillery is working on Red Boot Corn Whiskey and a whiskey and bourbon under the label Swell.
Iowa Distilling Co. (Dunkel Corp.), Cumming, IA. This distillery makes Iowa Shine corn whiskey and Country Gal corn whiskey and is working on PB Bourbon.
Mississippi River Distilling Co., Le Claire, IA. This Iowa distillery makes Cody Road Bourbon and Rye, a wheated bourbon, Windmill Rye and is working on Farmer Brown Whiskey, a malt whiskey, McAlister Shotz Bourbon, 189 Reserve Bourbon, Quad 101 bourbon, Liberty Bourbon and Iowish Whiskey, a corn whiskey.
Werner Distilling, Hostein, IA. This distillery is planning to make Holstein Bourbon.
Kansas (Distilleries by State)
Dark Horse Distillery, Lenexa, KS. This distillery makes Long Shot White Whiskey (51% corn and 49% wheat), Reserve Bourbon (80% corn and 20% rye) and Reunion Rye Whiskey (100% rye).
High Plains Distillery, Atchison, KS. They make Most Wanted Kansas Bourbon and Wicked Spirits Light Whiskey; in the past, they have also made a single malt, a rye and a wheat whiskey, though I'm not sure if they are still making any of those.
Wheat State Distilling, Wichita, KS. This distillery is preparing to release a new make wheat whiskey, a corn whiskey, a rye, a triticale whiskey and a number of bourbons.
Kentucky (Distilleries by State)
Alltech Lexington Brewing & Distilling Co. (Lyons Spirits) , Lexington, KY. This brewery makes a malt whiskey, Pearse Lyons Reserve, and Town Branch Bourbon and Rye.
Barrel House Distilling Co., Lexington, KY. This microdistillery is currently marketing vodka but has plans for whiskey under the labels Woodshed Whisky and Barrel House Bourbon.
Barton 1792 Distillery (Sazerac Co.), Bardstown, KY. Constellation Brands sold this Bardstown gem to Sazerac (owners of Buffalo Trace). Beloved for their Bourbon in Kentucky and for their rye in Wisconsin but little known outside those states, they are the makers of the following, some of which use the designation "Clear Spring Distilling Co." and "County Line Distillers":
1792 Ridgemont Reserve
Albertson's Bourbon & Blended Whiskey
Bar Code Blended Whiskey (formerly owned by LeVecke)
Barton Blended Whiskey
Bentley's (Oak Park Distilling)
Big House Bourbon (Underdog Spirits)
Carstairs White Seal Blended Whiskey
Colonel Lee Bourbon and Blended Whiskey
Dierbergs (Oak Park Distilling)
Fleischmann's Rye and Blended Whiskey
Gran Legacy Blended Whiskey
Heritage Blended Whiskey
Imperial Blended Whiskey
Jethro T. Boots
Kentucky Dale Blended Whiskey
Old Thompson Blended Whiskey
Royale Club Blended Whiskey
Sutton Club Blended Whiskey
Ten High Bourbon and Bourbon Blend
Texas Spirit (Founders Company)
Trader Joe's Bourbon
Very Old Barton
War Eagle (previously Levecke)
Brown Forman, Shively, KY. Brown Forman owns three distinct American whiskey distilleries (Shively, Woodford Reserve and Jack Daniel's). Their Shively, Kentucky plant makes Old Forester Bourbon and Early Times Bourbon and Kentucky Whiskey. They also made rye whiskey for Heaven Hill prior to 2010.
Buffalo Trace (Sazerac Co.), Frankfort, KY. Formerly known as the George T. Stagg Distillery (and popularly known as Ancient Age), the Buffalo Trace distillery in Frankfort, Kentucky is one of the most loved by whiskey aficionados. Age International owns some of the brands (noted below) but Buffalo Trace distills, ages, bottles and sells them in the US. The Van Winkle brand is managed as a joint venture between Buffalo Trace and the Van Winkle family. Parent company Sazerac also owns the Barton 1792 distillery and the A. Smith Bowman Distillery.
Ancient Age (Age International)
Blanton's (Age International)
Buffalo Trace Experimental Collection
Elmer T. Lee (Age International)
Firefly Moonshine (joint venture with Firefly Distillery in SC)
George T. Stagg
Hancock's Reserve (Age International)
Old Taylor (acquired from Jim Beam)
Rock Hill Farms (Age International)
Sazerac and Thomas H. Handy Rye
Single Oak Project
Van Winkle and Pappy Van Winkle Bourbon and Rye
Corsair Distillery, Bowling Green, KY. This distillery makes a wide variety of whiskeys using different grains, including Triple Smoke, a malt whiskey; Wry Moon Unaged Rye Whiskey; a quinoa whiskey; Rasputin, a hopped whiskey, Graniac 9 Grain Bourbon, and they have plans for many other whiskeys including an oatmeal stout and a chocolate mocha porter. They made an early version of James E. Pepper Bourbon and make W.M. Cove Bourbon. They have a second distillery in Nashville, Tennessee.
Four Roses (Kirin), Lawrencburg, KY. Four Roses only recently began bringing their Bourbon back to the US. Aside from the Four Roses label, the distillery makes Bulleit Bourbon for Diageo.
The Gentleman/Buchanan Mackley Inc., Paris, KY. This Bourbon County distillery is planning to release a rye.
Heaven Hill, Louisville, KY. The last family owned distillery in Kentucky, Heaven Hill is based in Bardstown, Kentucky but distills at the Bernheim Distillery in Louisville. Their diverse brand portfolio includes Bourbon, rye, Kentucky's only straight wheat whiskey and nearly all of the (non micro) American corn whiskey brands. To make it more confusing. Prior to 2010, Heaven Hill's rye whiskeys were distilled at the Brown Forman Shively distillery.
Blue State Bourbon (for 2012 election)
Chapin & Gore
Martin Mills (export only)
Mattingly & Moore
Old Whiskey River (Alive Spirits)
Parker's Heritage Collection
Pennypacker (export only for Borco)
Red State Bourbon (for the 2012 election)
Yellow Rose of Texas
Stephen Foster Rye
Bernheim Wheat Whiskey
Mattingly & Moore
Old Mill Stream
Jim Beam (Beam Suntory), Clermont & Boston, KY. Jim Beam is the biggest name in Bourbon. The brands made at their signature operation, with facilities in Clermont and Boston, Kentucky, include:
Bourbon de Luxe
Jacob's Ghost White Whiskey
Jim Beam Bourbons and Rye
Kessler Blended Whiskey
Kirkland Signature (for Costco)
Old Bourbon Hollow
Old Overholt Rye
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Limestone Branch Distillery, Lebanon, KY. Operated by members of the Beam family and opened in 2011, this distillery makes T.J. Pottinger Corn Whiskey as well as a number of moonshines and is working on a bourbon.
Maker's Mark (Beam Suntory.), Loretto, KY. Simplicity reigns at this Jim Beam owned distillery. It makes Maker's Mark and Maker's 46.
MB Roland Distillery, Pembroke, KY. A microdistillery which makes White Dog and Black Dog brand corn whiskeys and is working on MBR Bourbon.
New Riff Distilling, Newport, KY. Founded by the former owners of The Party Source liquor store, this distillery has plans to make unaged spirit, bourbon and rye and is currently selling sourced bourbon and rye, distilled at MGP, under the O.K.I. label.
Old Pogue Distillery, Maysville, KY. The original Old Pogue Distillery closed in the 1940s and the brand survived for years as an independent bottler. In 2012, the Pogue family opened a new distillery in Maysville where they make Limestone Landing Rye and Five Fathers Rye.
Paducah Distilled Spirits, Paducah, KY. Maker of Uncle Mosey's Moonshine Corn Whiskey, containing corn and sugar.
Wadelyn Ranch Distilling, Waynesburg, KY. This winery is planning on releasing a corn whiskey. It's not clear if they are distilling or sourcing whiskey.
Whiskey Thief Distilling Co., Frankfort, KY. This distillery is working on a bourbon and a rye whiskey which they are currently aging. While their own whiskey ages, they are planning on releasing a sourced straight bourbon.
Wild Turkey (Campari Group), Lawrenceburg, KY. Drinks giant Pernod Ricard recently sold this venerable brand to Italy's Campari. Most of the Bourbons and rye whiskeys made at this Lawrenceburg distillery carry the Wild Turkey name, though they have recently begun to market Russell's Reserve as a separate brand. They also make Duke Bourbon.
Wilderness Trail Distillery, Danville, KY. This distillery opened in 2013 and makes vodka and rum and is aging a wheated bourbon.
Willett Distillery (Kentucky Bourbon Distillers), Bardstown, KY. For years the independent bottler Kentucky Bourbon Distillers (KBD) had talked about refurbishing the old Willett Distillery that they owned. In 2012, they finally finished and started distilling.
Woodford Reserve/Labrot & Graham (Brown Forman), Versailles, KY. Brown Forman's second Kentucky distillery makes Bourbons marketed under the Woodford Reserve brand. The regular Woodford Reserve labels (Distiller's Select and Double Oaked) are blends of bourbon made at Woodford and the Brown Forman Distillery, while the annually released Woodford Reserve Master's Collection is made entirely at the Woodford Reserve.
Louisiana (Distilleries by State)
Atelier Vie, New Orleans, LA. This distillery makes Riz, a 100% rice whiskey.
Maine (Distilleries by State)
In'finity Fermentation & Distillation, Portland, ME. This brewpub is working on Old Port White Oak Whiskey.
Maine Craft Distilling, Portland, ME. This distillery is planning to make Fifty Stone Single Malt.
New England Distilling, Portland, ME. This distillery currently produces a gin and a rum and is planning to release Gunpowder Rye.
Wiggly Bridge Distillery, York, ME. This distillery makes Wiggly Bridge Whisky and is working on a bourbon.
Maryland (Distilleries by State)
Blackwater Distilling, Stevensville, MD. This distillery makes vodka now, but they are working on a rye whiskey.
Lyon Distilling Co. , St. Michaels, MD. This distillery makes Maryland Free State Rye.
Twin Valley Distillers, Rockville, MD. Opened in 2014, this Montgomery County distillery is planning to make Potomac Corn Whiskey, Ashton Rye Whiskey and a wheat whiskey.
Massachusetts (Distilleries by State)
Berkshire Mountain Distillers,Great Barrington, MA. This distillery makes numerous spirits including Berkshire Bourbon, a triple distilled Bourbon, and New England Corn Whiskey.
Boston Harbor Distillery, Boston, MA. Opened in 2014, this distillery plans to make a bourbon, a rye and a malt whiskey under the Putnam New England Whiskey label.
Bully Boy Distillery, Boston, MA. This distillery makes a white whiskey and an aged wheat whiskey.
Copper Moon Distillery, Springfield, MA. Associated with the Lazy Valley Winery, this distillery is working on a moonshine and a bourbon.
Damnation Alley Distillery, Belmont, MA. This distillery is working on wheat, rye and malt whiskeys.
GrandTen Distilling, Boston, MA. This distillery is working on GTD 383 Whiskey.
McMillan Distillery, Worcester, MA. This distillery is planning on making 130 Bourbon.
Nashoba Distillery, Boston, MA. This winery turned distillery makes Stimulus single malt whiskey.
Ryan & Wood Distillery, Gloucester, MA. This distillery started releasing a straight rye whiskey in 2011. They are planning on wheat and malt whiskeys as well.
Triple Eight Distillery, Nantucket, MA. Notch (i.e., Not Scotch) single malt. They previously made Nor'Easter Bourbon, a sourced bourbon which they aged in Massachusetts.
Michigan (Distilleries by State)
Big Cedar Distilling , Sturgis, MI. This distillery makes Big Cedar Bourbon.
Cellar Brewing Co., Sparta, MI. This brewery/distillery is planning to make Sole Cry Rye Whiskey.
Coppercraft Distillery/Circus Procession LLC, Holland MI. This distillery is working on a corn whiskey, a rye whiskey, a rye malt whiskey, a malt whiskey, a wheat whiskey and a bourbon.
Detroit City Distillery/The Spirits of Detroit, Detroit, MI. This distillery is working on a sourced bourbon, Two Faced Blended Bourbon (a blend of Ketucky bourbon and their own distillate) and Bloodline Whiskey.
Grand Traverse Distillery, Traverse City, MI. This microdistillery makes Ole' George Straight Rye Whiskey and a bourbon.
Griffin Claw Brewing Co., Birmingham, MI. This brewery/distillery opened in 2013 and is working on a light whiskey, a rye whiskey, a wheat whiskey, a millet whiskey, a single malt, a spelt whiskey, a bourbon and Norm's Raggedy Ass Bourbon and Rye.
Journeyman Distillery, Three Oaks, MI. This organic distillery makes WR Whiskey, a white rye whiskey, Ravenswood Rye, the first batch of which was made at Koval in Chicago with successive batches being made at the Michigan distillery, Featherbone Bourbon, Silver Cross Whiskey, a four grain whiskey, Buggy Whip Wheat Whiskey and Three Oaks Single Malt. They are also working on Flat Landers Bourbon, Corsets, Whips and Whiskey Wheat Whiskey and Kissing Cousins Whiskey.
Long Road Distillers, Grand Rapids, MI. Opened in 2014, this distillery is planning to release a white whiskey.
Mission Microdistillery (Nothern United Brewing Co.), Traverse City, MI. This distillery is working on a number of whiskeys under the Civilized Spirits label, including a bourbon. It's not clear if they will be sourced or distilled on site.
New Holland Brewing Co., Holland, MI. This micro makes Zepplin Bend Straight Malt Whiskey, Walleye Rye, Malthouse Brewers Whiskey (made from malted barley, smoked barley and rye), Double Down Barley Whiskey, Bill's Michigan Wheat Whiskey, Charkoota Rye, Hatter Royale hop flavored whiskey and Black River Bourbon. They also make Beer Barrel Bourbon, as sourced bourbon finished in beer barrels.
Old Town Distillery, Saginaw, MI. This distillery is working on Old Town Shine corn whiskey.
Red Cedar Spirits/Uncle John's Fruithouse Winery, East Lansing, MI. This distillery make Red Cedar Spirits bourbon, corn, rye and wheat whiskeys.
Round Barn Distillery (Entente Spirits), Baroda, MI. This winery makes DiVine Bourbon, a sourced bourbon, and appears to be working on its own bourbon.
Rusted Crow Spirits, Dearborn, MI. This distillery makes Murder Mitten Moonshine corn whiskey.
Sanctuary Spirits, Grand Ledge, MI. This distillery is working on a malt whiskey and a whiskey made from a corn/barley/wheat mash.
Two James Spirits, Detroit, MI. This distillery makes Grass Widow Bourbon, a sourced bourbon, and is planning a Rye Dog Rye, a malt whiskey, Corktown Bourbon and Johnny Smoking Gun Whiskey.
Minnesota (Distilleries by State)
11 Wells Spirits Co. , St. Paul, MN. This distillery makes Minnesota 13 Whiskey, a corn based whiskey and is working on bourbon, rye and malt whiskey.
Bent Brewstillery, Roseville, MN. This brewery/distillery is planning to release Kursed Single Malt whiskey, a malt filtered through charred oak and apple wood.
Du Nord Craft Spirits, Minneapolis, MN. This distillery makes vodka and gin and is planning to make a rye and Longfellow Bourbon.
Far North Spirits, Hallock, MN. This distillery is working on Roknar Rye Whiskey.
Loon Liquors, Northfield, MN. This distillery is working on Loonshine, an unaged whiskey made from wheat and barley.
Norseman Distillery, Minneapolis, MN. This distillery makes a number of spirits and is working on a rye whiskey and Born on Parris Island (BOPI) whiskey, which may be sourced from elsewhere.
Panther Distillery, Osakis, MN. This distillery, opened in July 2012, plans to release an unaged whiskey, White Water Whiskey, Minnesota 14 Whiskey, made from a bourbon mash, Pike Street Bourbon, and a rye.
Vikre Distillery, Duluth, MN. This distillery is planning on making Gunflint Bourbon, Temperance River Rye and Iron Range Single Malt.
Mississippi (Distilleries by State)
Cathead Distillery (Bottletree Beverage Co.) , Madison, MS. This distillery is making a barley based whiskey. They are planning to release Jackson's Mississippi Moonshine, a corn whiskey, and an aged whiskey.
Missouri (Distilleries by State)
Copper Run Distillery , Walnut Shade, MO. This Ozark distillery located near Branson, Missouri makes rum, vodka and Ozark Mountain Moonshine Corn Whiskey.
Crown Valley Distillery, Ste. Genevieve, MO. This brewery/winery/distillery makes Missouri Moonshine malt whiskey. They are also planning to release Defiance Whiskey, a bourbon distilled at MGP.
Dogmaster Distillery, Columbia, MO. This distillery is planning to release a bourbon, a rye and a number of white whiskeys.
Mad Buffalo Distillery, Union, MO. This distillery, which also grows their own grain on nearby Shawnee Bend Farms, is planning to make bourbon, corn whiskey and a moonshine under the Thunderbeast label.
Mid-Best Distillery, Gravois Mills, MO. This distillery is working on Mid-Best Moonshine Whiskey, a corn whiskey.
Of the Earth Farm Distillery, Rayville, MO. This distillery makes eau de vie and is planning to release Ray County Rye.
Ozark Distillery, Osage Beach, MO. This distillery is working on Ozark Distillery Moonshine Corn Whiskey and a bourbon.
Ozark Hills Moonshine, Chadwick, MO. This distillery plans to release Thunder Hollow aged whiskey.
Pinckney Bend Distilling Co., New Haven, MO. This distillery is planning on releasing BootDaddy Moonshine, a corn whiskey and Rested American Whiskey, a six month old whiskey.
Square One Distillery, St. Louis, MO. This brewery/distillery makes Blue Wing Rye and a number of spirits under its Spirits of St. Louis brand including JJ Neukomm Whiskey, a malt whiskey.
Still 630, St. Louis, MO. This distillery makes Big Jake White Dog Whiskey, an unaged rye, Rally Point Rye and Barrel Master, a home whiskey aging kit. They are also working on a sorghum whiskey.
T's Redneck Distillery, Lebanon, MO. This distillery was started by T's Redneck Steak House and makes T's Redneck Moonshine corn whiskey.
Wood Hat Spirits, New Florence, MO. This distillery is working on a blue corn whiskey, RubensQue Bourbon and Montgomery County Bourbon.
Montana (Distilleries by State)
Big Sky Distillery/Bozeman Spirits, Bozeman, MT. This company is preparing to release 1889 Whiskey, which appears to be a sourced whiskey.
Glacier Distilling Co., Coram, MT. This Montana distillery makes Glacier Dew, a light whiskey made from a mash of barley, corn and rye; North Fork Flood Stage Whiskey, a whiskey made from barley, corn and rye; Badrock Rye; and Wheatfish Whiskey made from Wheatfish Beer, using a wheat/barley mash. They are also working on Belton Point Bourbon, Badfish Whiskey and Smoking Gun Whiskey.
Headframe Spirits, Butte, MT. This distillery opened in March 2012 and released Neversweat Bourbon, a sourced bourbon. They also make Destroying Angel Whiskey, an unaged rye that they distill and they are aging bourbon that they distilled. In addition to the distillery, they do contract bottling and have bottled products including Bobcat Gold Bourbon and Reilly's Mother's Milk Whiskey.
Montgomery Distillery, Missoula, MT. They are planning on making bourbon, single malt and rye whiskeys.
Roughstock Distillery, Bozeman, MT. This distillery makes Roughstock Montana Malt Whiskey, Spring Wheat Whiskey, Sweet Corn Whiskey, Straight Rye and Straight Montana Bourbon.
Steel Toe Distillery, Potomac, MT. Makers of Uncle Carl's Prohibition Whiskey, a sugar based "whiskey".
Stonehouse Distillery, Winston, MT. This distillery is working on Montana Mountain Moonshine, a corn whiskey.
Trailhead Spirits (Bootleg Distillery), Billings, MT. This distillery opened in January 2013. They are making vodka and gin and are also planning to make a 100% straight rye for release in 2016 as well as a bourbon, wheat whiskey, rye malt whiskey and malt whiskey under the Highwood label.
Whistling Andy Inc., Bigfork, MT. This microdistillery makes Harvest Select, a four grain whiskey and Whistling Andy Bourbon.
Wildrye Distilling, Bozeman, MT. This distillery makes Five Drops Bourbon.
Willie's Distillery, Ennis, MT. This distillery is planning on making Bighorn Bourbon, Nodding Donkey and Willie's Private Reserve, sourced bourbons, and a sourced rye, Tobacco Roots Mountain Rye.
Nebraska (Distilleries by State)
Borgata Distillery , Omaha, NE. This brewery/distillery opened in 2013 and plans to make a whiskey.
Cut Spike Distillery, La Vista, NE. Formerly the Sòlas Distillery, this distillery is a spin-off of the Lucky Bucket Brewery and makes Cut Spike single malt whiskey.
Nevada (Distilleries by State)
The Depot, Reno, NV. This brewery/distillery opened in 2014 and plans to make Silver Corn Whiskey, Biggest Little Bourbon and a single malt.
Las Vegas Distillery , Las Vegas, NV. This is a new distillery with plans for a number of whiskeys, including Nevada 150 Bourbon, a wheat, rye, four grain, malt and oat whiskey as well as Nevada Shine Corn Whiskey.
Seven Troughs Distilling, Sparks, NV. This distillery makes Recession Proof Moonshine, unaged whiskey distilled from a bourbon mash and is working on a bourbon.
Djinn Spirits, Nashua, NH. This distillery makes Beat 3 Whiskey, an unaged whiskey.
Sea Hagg Distillery, North Hampton, NH. This distillery is working on a malt whiskey and a poitin (Irish style white whiskey).
Smoky Quartz Distillery, Seabrook, NH. This distillery is working on Granite Lightning Moonshine, a corn whiskey.
New Jersey (Distilleries by State)
Cooper River Distillers, Camden, NJ. This distillery opened in 2013 and plans to make whiskey.
Jersey Artisan Distilling, Fairfield, NJ. This distillery is planning to make Busted Barrel Bourbon and whiskey for release in 2015.
New Mexico (Distilleries by State)
Algodones Distillery , Algodones, NM. This distillery is working on Luna Blue Corn Whiskey.
Don Quixote Distillery, Los Alamos, NM. This distillery makes Blue Corn Bourbon, a wheated blue corn bourbon.
KGB Spirits, Alcalde, NM. This distillery makes vodka and gin, but they also market sourced bourbon and rye under the Taos Lightening label, likely from MGP.
Little Toad Creek Ditillery, Mimbres, NM. This distillery, connected to a brewery and lodge, is working on a white whiskey.
Santa Fe Spirits, Santa Fe, NM. This distillery makes Silver Coyote Western Whiskey, an unaged malt whiskey, and is working on Glenkeegan and Colkegan Single Malt Whiskeys.
New York (Distilleries by State)
Adirondack Distilling Co., Utica, NY. This distillery is working on 1,000 Stills White Whisky, a corn whiskey and 601 Bourbon.
Albany Distilling Co., Albany, NY. This distillery began distilling in 2012 and is planning to release some new make whiskeys, including Half Moon New Make Whiskey, a whiskey made from a bourbon mash and Coal Yard New Make, a whiskey distilled from rye mash. They are also planning on a bourbon, rye and corn whiskey under the Ironweed label.
Baron Nahmias, Yonkers, NY. This distillery makes Legs Diamond Rye Whiskey, an unaged rye. They are working on a wheat, spelt and corn whiskey, also under the Legs Diamond label.
Black Button Distilling, Rochester, NY. Founded in 2012, this distillery is making an unaged corn whiskey and is working on a bourbon and a rye.
Black Dirt Distilling Co./Warwick Valley Winery & Distillery, Warwick & Pine Island, NY. The Warwick Winery is opening the Black Dirt Distilling Co. in Pine Island, NY. They plan to release Black Dirt Bourbon, a three year old bourbon distilled at Warwick and then to distill bourbon on site in Pine Island.
Boroughkraft Brooklyn Craft Distillery, Brooklyn, NY. This distillery is working on J.W. Overbey White Hound, a corn whiskey.
Breuckelen Distilling, Brooklyn, NY. This Brooklyn distillery makes wheat, rye and a corn/barley whiskey under the label 77 Whiskey.
Buffalo Distilling Co. (aka BFLO Distilling), Alden, NY. This distillery is planning on marketing One Foot Cock Bourbon.
Cacao Prieto/ Widow Jane Distillery, Brooklyn, NY. This chocolate producer and distillery makes Bloody Butcher Bourbon, Bloody Bourbon High Rye Bourbon, Wapsie Valley Bourbon, Wapsie Valley High Rye Bourbon and Wapsie Valley Chocolate Malt. They are also planning on distilling their own rye whiskey in the near future. Along with these bourbons that they distill in-house, they have two sourced whiskeys: Widow Jane Kentucky Bourbon (from an undisclosed distillery) and Window Jane Rye (distilled at MGP).
Catskill Distilling Co., Bethel, NY. This distillery makes a vodka and is working on Fearless Wheat Whiskey, Most Righteous Bourbon and Defiant Rye.
Clayton Distillery, Clayton, NY. This distillery is planning on making a bourbon and Two Dog Moonshine corn whiskey.
Cooperstown Distillery, Cooperstown, NY. This company is aging some of its own whiskey but currently sells Beanball Bourbon, a six year old sourced bourbon distilled by George Dickel.
Coppersea Distilling, West Park, NY. This Ulster County, New York makes New York Raw Rye, bourbon, corn whiskey and rye malt whiskey.
Delaware Phoenix Distillery, Walton, NY. This upstate New York distillery makes an unaged rye known as Rye Dog as well as an aged rye and a bourbon.
Denning's Point Distillery, Beacon, NY. Opened in 2014, this distillery plans to make a white rye whiskey and Beacon's Whiskey, a sourced whiskey.
Finger Lakes Distilling, Burdett, NY. This upstate New York microdistillery is currently marketing Glen Thunder Corn Whiskey, White Pike Whiskey and McKenzie Bourbon and Rye Whiskeys.
Five & 20 Spirits (Mazza Vineyards), Westfield, NY. This distillery was formed by Mazza winery and makes rye and corn whiskey and is planning to release Manhattan Moonshine and a bourbon.
Glenrose Spirits, North Rose, NY. This distillery is working on Wild Jim's Old Saloon Malt Whiskey.
Harvest Spirits, Valatie, NY. This distillery is working on Johne Henry Single Malt.
Hidden Marsh Distillery, Seneca Falls, NY. Affiliated with Montezuma Winery, this distillery released an unaged corn whiskey called Judd's Wrecking Ball and is planning Judd's Duck Blind Shine, an unaged wheat whiskey, Lone Logger's Bourbon, Railroad Rye and Steamboat Wheat Whiskey.
Hillrock Estate Distillery, Ancram, NY. This distillery makes a single malt whiskey and a rye. They also make a "solera aged" bourbon that uses sourced whiskey.
Hudson Valley Distillers, Germantown, NY. This distillery is working on Chancellor's Clear Mountain Whiskey and Chancellors Raw Bourbon Whisky (aged one day).
Iron Smoke Distillery, Seneca Falls, NY. This distillery plans to release an apple wood smoked whiskey and a bourbon.
Kings County Distillery, Brooklyn, NY. Founded in 2010, this New York City distillery is making a corn whiskey moonshine, a rye and a bourbon.
Lake Distilling, King Ferry, NY. This distillery makes their own brands and does contract distilling. They are working on a wheat whiskey and a rye.
Lake George Distilling Co., Fort Ann, NY. This distillery is working on two corn whiskeys: 32 Mile Moonshine and Indian Kettles Smoked Corn Whiskey and a rye, Red Rock Rye.
Lockhouse Distillery, Buffalo, NY. This distillery is making vodka and plans to make whiskey as well.
Long Island Spirits, Baiting Hollow, NY. Established in 2007, this distillery makes Pine Barrens Single Malt and also make Rough Rider Bourbon and Rye, whiskeys that are likely sourced from MGP.
Millbrook Distillery, Stanfordville, NY. This company plan to begin distilling toward the end of 2014. For now they are releasing sourced whiskeys, likely from the StillTheOne Distillery, which has some common ownership. These include Dutchess Private Reserve Bourbon, Millbrook Barrel Strength Bourbon and Founders Rye.
Myer Farm Distillers, Ovid, NY. Makers of Myer Farm White Dog Corn Whiskey and John Myer Wheat Whiskey, Bourbon, Four Grain Whiskey and rye.
Orange County Distillery, Goshen, NY. This distillery is working on a bourbon and a corn whiskey.
Prohibition Distillery, Roscoe, NY. This distillery is working on Bootlegger 21 Bourbon.
StillTheOne Distillery, Port Chester, NY. This maker of honey vodka is planning on making Westchester Wheat Whiskey and 287 Single Malt whiskey. They also appear to make bourbon and rye for Millbrook Distillery.
Tirado Distillery, Bronx, NY. This distillery makes rum and is working on Tirado Gold Corn Whiskey.
Tuthilltown, Gardiner, NY. Hudson Baby Bourbon, Hudson Four Grain Bourbon, Hundson Manhattan Rye, Hudson Single Malt and Hudson Corn Whiskey. Their line of whiskeys is owned by the Scottish William Grant & Sons.
Van Brunt Stillhouse, Brooklyn, NY. This distillery opened in April 2012. They are currently selling a four grain American Whiskey, a wheated bourbon, a single malt, and a moonshine which is an unaged malt whiskey. They previously released a rye and are working on a second batch.
North Carolina (Distilleries by State)
Blue Ridge Distilling Co., Bostic, NC. This distillery is working on Defiant American Single Malt Whisky.
Broadslab Distillery, Benson, NC. This distillery makes Broadslab Legacy Reserve Corn Whiskey.
Diablo Distilleries, Jacksonville, NC. Founded in 2012, this distillery is planning to make Hell Hound Shine Corn Whiskey.
Foothills Distillery/Copperhead Craft Spirits, Conover, NC. This distillery is working on Copperhead White Venom Moonshine, a whiskey distilled from corn, barley and rye and Rebellious Southern Spirits Gatlin' 110 Carolina Whiskey, an unaged whiskey made from a corn, rye, barley mash.
Mayberry Spirits, Mount Airy, NC. This distillery plans to make Really Fine Drink Corn Whiskey.
Mother Earth Brewing, Kinston, NC. This brewery is working on Mother Earth Whiskey.
Southern Artisan Spirits, Kings Mountain, NC. This distillery makes gin and has plans for Butcher Whiskey, a three grain whiskey made from rye, corn and barley.
Top of the Hill Distillery (aka Topo Distillery), Chapel Hill, NC. This distillery, opened by a North Carolina brewpub, is planning to make Topo Carolina Whiskey, a wheat whiskey.
Troy & Sons Distillers/Asheville Distilling Co., Asheville, NC. This distillery makes a corn whiskey labeled as Moonshine and is working on Blonde Whiskey a corn/wheat recipe whiskey.
Walton's Distillery, Jacsonville, NC. This distillery is planning to release E.M. Walton's Corn Whiskey
North Dakota (Distilleries by State)
Jeff Taylor Distillery , Burlington, ND. A project of the Pointe of View Winery, this distillery is working on a corn whiskey.
Ohio (Distilleries by State)
Belle of Dayton/Five Points Distillery , Dayton, OH. This distillery is working on a bourbon mash whiskey, a bourbon and a single malt.
Dancing Tree Distillery, Shade, OH. This distillery currently makes vodka, gin and other spirits. They are currently aging bourbon which they plan to release in 2014.
Ernest Scarano Distillery, Gibsonburg, OH. This distillery is aging rye for its Old Homicide straight rye whiskey, which it hopes to release in 2014. It also plans to release and unaged rye, Whiskey Dick and Widmer Rye, which may be a sourced product.
Flat Rock Spirits, Fairborn, OH. This distillery makes Stillwrights Bourbon, a wheated bourbon.
Indian Creek Distillery (Staley Mill Farm & Distillery), New Carlisle, OH. This distillery makes Staley Rye Whiskey, an unaged rye.
John McCulloch Distillery, Martinsville, OH. This distillery makes Green River Whiskey.
Middle West Spirits, Columbus, OH. This micro distillery mostly focuses on vodka but makes small batches of OYO (O-Why-O) Whiskey, a wheat whiskey and a rye. They are also planning to release a wheated bourbon.
Mill Street Distillery, Utica, OH. This distillery makes Mill Street Moonshine Corn Whiskey.
Old Grizzly Spirits/Oak & Glory, Oregonia, OH. This distillery plans to release Fire Roasted Corn Bourbon in 2014.
Red Eagle Distillery, Geneva, OH. This distillery is working on a merlot finished bourbon for release in April, 2013.
Renaissance Artisan Distillery, Akron, OH. This distillery makes King's Cut malt whiskey.
Seven Brothers Distilling Co., Painesville, OH. This distillery is working on corn whiskey and a wheat whiskey.
Straitsville Special, New Straitsville, OH. This distillery is planning on making a corn whiskey.
Tom's Foolery, Chagrin Falls, OH. This maker of applejack is making bourbon and rye, some of which will appear under the Hebruck label.
Watershed Distillery, Columbus, OH. This distillery makes vodka and gin and is aging a wheated bourbon that it hopes to have ready in 2013.
Woodstone Creek Distillery, Cincinnati, OH. A winery recently turned distillery, Woodstone Creek makes a Bourbon, a malt whiskey and a blended whiskey.
Oklahoma (Distilleries by State)
Scissortail Distillery, Moore, OK. This distillery makes Scissortail Bourbon, Wild West Whiskey, a rye, and Redbud Rye.
Twister Distillery, Moore, OK. This distillery is working on Bison Bourbon.
Oregon (Distilleries by State)
Bendistillery, Bend, Or. This distillery is working on Crater Lake Rye Whiskey, likely distilled by MGPI and Kin white whiskey which it's unclear whether they distill or source.
Bull Run Distilling Co., Portland, OR. This large volume microdistillery hopes to make a straight malt whiskey for release in 2013 and is aging a rye whiskey. For now, they are bottling sourced whiskey (see below).
Cascade Alchemy, Bend OR. This distillery makes Barley Shine Whiskey, a whiskey distilled from malt mash.
Cascade Peak Spirits, Ashland, OR. This organic vodka distillery has released Cascade Peak Rye, Oldfield Rye and is also working on Bourbon and corn whiskey.
Clear Creek Distillery (Hood River Distillers), Portland, OR. McCarthy's Oregon Single Malt. In 2014, it was purchased by Hood River Distillers.
Cornelius Pass Roadhouse (CPR) Distillery (McMenamins), Hillsboro, OR. Opened in 2012 by the same group that owns the Edgefiled Distillery, this distillery makes White Owl Whiskey and Billy Whiskey, wheat whiskeys.
Edgefield Distillery (McMenamins), Troutdale, OR. Hogshead single malt and a number of small release whiskeys under the Devil's Bit label.
House Spirits, Portland, OR. In late 2009, this microdistillery released its first malt whiskeys: an unaged whiskey and two three year olds, one at 45% abv and a barrel strength version at 60% abv. They now have a malt under the label Westward.
Industrial Row Distillery, Portland, OR. This distillery plans to make both aged and unaged whiskey. They have not yet determined the mashbill.
New Deal Distillery, Portland, OR. This distillery is working on a number of whiskeys, including Bootstrap Whiskey, a rye and a bourbon.
North Coast Distilling, Astoria, OR. This distillery is planning on making Barrelman Bourbon, Swill Street Whiskey, Uncle Scary's Moonshine and Bottom of the Well Whiskey.
Oregon Spirit Distillers, Bend, OR. Makers of CW Irwin Bourbon, Buff's Corn Whiskey, Rook's Rye, Finn's Rye, Woody's Wheat Whiskey and Ottis Webber Oregon Wheat Whiskey.
Ransom Spirits, Sheridan, OR. This winery/distillery makes a number of spirits including Whipper Snapper Oregon Spirit Whiskey, Henry DuYore's bourbon and rye, and Ransom Emerald 1865 Whiskey, an Irish style whiskey made with rye, barley and oats.
Rogue Spirits, Portland, OR. The popular brewery makes Rogue Dead Guy Whiskey, a four grain whiskey, Chatoe Rogue Single Malt Whiskey and Rogue Farms Oregon Rye.
Rolling River Spirits, Portland, OR. This distillery is working on a whiskey of indeterminate mashbill.
Stein Distillery, Joseph, OR. Makers of Stein Bourbon and Rye. They have also distilled whiskey for CVI's Black Maple Hill brand.
Stillwagon Distillery, Coos Bay, OR. This distillery is working on a single malt and a bourbon.
Stone Barn Brandyworks, Portland, OR. This distillery primarily features brandy and liqueurs but also makes "unoaked" rye and oat whiskeys under the label Hard Eight and a number of aged whiskeys under the label Hoppin' Eights. They are also working on spelt and oat whiskeys under the Stone Barn label.
Table Rock Distillery, Eagle Point, OR. This distillery is planning to release a malt whiskey.
Tualatin Valley Distilling, Hillsboro, OR. This distillery is working on a single malt and a blend of single malt and rye malt.
Vinn Distillery (Tanoshii Inc.), Wilsonville, OR. This producer of rice based spirits is working on a 100% rice whiskey.
Pennsylvania (Distilleries by State)
Big Spring Spirits, Bellefonte, PA. This distillery is planning to release Silver Lion White Whiskey and also plans to make a bourbon and a rye.
CJ Spirits, Kane, PA. This distillery is working on Graveyard Sam's White Whiskey.
Hewn Spiris, Pipersville, PA. This distillery makes New Moon Moonshine Corn Whiskey and Red Barn Rye and is working on Reclamation Single Malt.
Manatawny Still Works, Pottstown, PA. This distillery plans to open in February 2014 and make Virgin Whiskey, a white whiskey, Pennsylvania Whiskey and J. Potts Whiskey.
Mountain Laurel Spirits, Bristol, PA. This distillery makes rye whiskeys under the label Dad's Hat Rye Whiskey.
Mountain Top Distillery, Williamsport, PA. This distillery makes corn whiskey under the labels Bucked Off Shine, Rode Hard Shine and Bareback Shine.
New Liberty Distillery (Millstone Spirits Group), Philadelphia, PA. This distillery opened in 2014 and plans to make bourbon, rye and malt whiskey.
Philadelphia Distilling, Philadelphia, PA. This distillery makes an unaged corn based whiskey labeled XXX Shine White Whiskey which it began releasing in spring 2011.
Pittsburgh Distilling Co., Pittsburgh, PA. This craft distillery opened in 2011 and makes rye, malt and wheat whiskeys under the label Wigle Whiskey.
Thistle Finch Distilling, Lancaster, PA. This distillery is working on White Caraway Rye, White Rye, unaged rye whiskeys and One Fifty One Rye. They are also bottling Bomberger's Distillery Whiskey, a blend of bourbon distilled at MGP and rye distilled at Finger Lakes Distillery.
Rhode Island (Distilleries by State)
Sons of Liberty Spirits Co. , South Kingstown, RI. This distillery makes Uprising Whiskey, a whiskey distilled from stout, the 1765 Collection, a malt whiskey and Battle single malt.
South Carolina (Distilleries by State)
Carolina Moon Distillery, Edgefield, SC. This company makes Black Betty Whiskey and Ole Tom Whiskey. The Ole Tom appears from the label to be distilled in-house, the Black Betty label is not clear about whether it's distilled or sourced. They are also working on Ten Goal Bourbon.
Dark Corner Distillery,Greenville, SC. This distillery makes Dark Corner Moonshine, an unaged corn whiskey, Stumphouse Red Wheat Whiskey and Lewis Redmond Bourbon as well as some flavored moonshines and other spirits. They are also working on Journeyman Reserve Rye.
Dark Water Distillery, Camden, SC. This distillery makes a Moonshine corn whiskey and is planning to release King Haigler Bourbon in the summer of 2014 and Devil's Elbow Whiskey which may be sourced.
Firefly Distillery, Charleston, SC. This distillery, affiliated with Irvin House Vineyards, makes a number of spirits and has a joint venture with Buffalo Trace to market Firefly Moonshine.
High Wire Distilling, Charleston, SC. This distillery is working on Sorghum Shine Whiskey, an unaged sorghum whiskey, Quarter Acre Sorghum Whiskey and a bourbon.
Luck Duck Distillery, Yemassee, SC. This distillery opened in 2014 and is planning on making a corn whiskey.
Moonlight Distillery, Lexington, SC. This distillery is planning to release a corn whiskey.
Palmetto Moonshine (Southern Estates Investments), Anderson, SC. Makers of Palmetto Moonshine Corn Whiskey.
Six & Twenty Distillery, Powdersville, SC. Founded in 2012, this distillery makes Six & Twenty wheat whiskeys, Carolina Rouge Whiskey and Six & Twenty Blue, a vatting of wheat whiskey and Kentucky bourbon.
Straw Hat Distillery, Timmonsville, SC. This distillery is working on a moonshine corn whiskey.
Striped Pig Distillery, Charleston, SC. This distillery maks Striped Shine, a corn whiskey and is planning to release Striped Pig Whiskey.
South Dakota (Distilleries by State)
Dakota Spirits Distillery , Pierre, SD. This distillery makes Coyote 100 Light Whiskey and Bickering Brothers Blended Whiskey.
Tennessee (Distilleries by State)
Beechtree Distillery, Nashville, TN. This distillery is planning to release a white whiskey and a Tennessee whiskey.
Collier and McKeel , Nashville, TN. This company distills a Tenneessee Whiskey (using the Lincoln County process) and a white dog whiskey at the Corsair Distillery in Nashville.
Corsair Distillery, Nashville, TN. This distillery has plans for Bourbon. So far, they are marketing Triple Smoke, a malt whiskey; Wry Moon Unaged Rye Whiskey; Rasputin, a hopped whiskey; and they have plans for many other whiskeys including an oatmeal stout and a chocoalte mocha porter. This is their second distillery, the first is in Bowling Green, KY.
George Dickel (Diageo), Cascade Hollow, Tullahoma, TN. The other Tennessee Whiskey, owned by liquor giant Diageo. Aside from Tennessee Whiskey, they make an unaged corn whiskey and a rye distilled at MGP in Indiana.
Jack Daniel's (Brown Forman), Lynchburg, TN. Makers of the world's top selling whiskey, Jack Daniels is, for much of the world, the first and last name in whiskey, not to mention t-shirts, barbecue sauce and other trinkets. They also make a rye whiskey under the Jack Daniel's label.
Nelson's Greenbrier Distillery, Nashville, TN. Named after a historic Tennessee distillery, this distillery bottles Belle Meade Bourbon, a sourced bourbon from MGP and are working on Tennessee Eagle, a Tennessee Bourbon. They also are planing to release a Tennessee White Whiskey that they distilled themselves.
Ole Smoky Distillery, Gatlinburg, TN. This East Tennessee distillery, which opened in July 2010, makes unaged "moonshine" under the label Ole Smoky Moonshine, including corn whiskey and a number of flavored whiskeys. It appears they may be sourcing whiskey for these bottlings.
Popcorn Sutton Distilling (J&M Concepts), Nashville, TN. This company makes Popcorn Sutton's Tennessee White Whiskey, an unaged whiskey. It was originally distilled at Corsair in Nashville. They now appear to be distilling their own whiskey.
Prichard's Distillery, Kelso, TN. This Tennessee microdistillery makes a single malt Lincoln County Lightning, a corn whiskey. They also market a number of sourced whiskeys, including Tennessee whiskey, Tennessee malt, bourbon and an MGP rye.
Short Mountain Distillery, Woodbury, TN. This distillery currently makes Shine, a sugar/grain moonshine, but they are working on a bourbon.
Tenn South Distillery, Lynnville, TN. This distillery is planning to release Clayton James Tennessee Whiskey and Old King Corn Whiskey.
Texas (Distilleries by State)
Balcones Distillery , Waco, TX. This distillery released the first run of their Baby Blue blue corn whiskey in September 2009. They also make Brimstone Corn Whiskey, a smoky corn whiskey, a malt whiskey and a bourbon.
Big Thicket Distilling Co., Conroe, TX. This Houston area distillery opened in 2014 and is working on Boom Town Whiskey.
Bone Spirits, Smithville, TX. This distillery makes Fitch's Goat Corn Whiskey and Moonshine.
Dallas Distilleries Inc., Garland Texas. This distillery is working on Herman Marshall Bourbon and Rye.
Dorcol Distilling Co., San Antonio, TX. This distillery is working on Kinsman Texas White Whiskey, a malt whiskey.
Double Wide Distillery, Red Rock, TX. This distillery is working on a corn whiskey.
Firestone & Robertson Distilling Co. (aka F&R), Fort Worth, TX. This distillery is working on a bourbon but has so far released a sourced blended whiskey under the label TX Whiskey.
Five Points Distilling, Forney, TX. This distillery is working on Lone Elm Wheat Whiskey.
Garrison Brothers Distillery, Hye, TX. Garrison Brothers Distillery makes Garrison Brothers Bourbon.
Ironroot Republic Distilling/Likarish Enterprises, Denison, TX. This distillery is working on .Carpenter's Bluff Moonshine, a corn whiskey.
Kiepersol Enterprises, Tyler, TX. This distillery makes Jimmy's Texas Bourbon.
Loblolly Spirits, Red Rock, TX. This distillery is working on a corn whiskey.
Quentin D. Witherspoon Distillery, Lewisville, TX. This distillery makes rum and Cross Timbers Texas Malt Whiskey and a Texas Straight Bourbon. They have not been clear about whether the bourbon is sourced.
Railean Distillers, San Leon, TX. This distillery makes rum and is planning to release Kelly Jean Light Whiskey.
Ranger Creek Brewing and Distilling, San Antonio, TX. This distillery makes Ranger Creek .36 Texas Bourbon, .44 Texas Rye and Rimfire Single Malt.
Rebecca Creek Distillery, San Antonio, TX. This distillery is currently making a vodka and a sourced spirit whiskey (Rebecca Creek Fine Texas Whiskey) and plans to release a malt whiskey.
Rio Brazos Distillery/Barkman Spirits, College Station, TX. They are working on Rio Brazos Whistlestop Texas Whiskey, a corn whiskey, Boxcar Texas Whiskey and also plan on making a bourbon.
Swift Distillery, Dripping Springs, TX. This distillery is working on a malt whiskey.
Yellow Rose Distilling, Pinehurst, TX. Located just north of Houston, this distillery is working on Outlaw Bourbon, made from a 100% corn mash, and a single malt and Nashville Blended Whiskey.
Utah (Distilleries by State)
Beehive Distilling , Salt Lake City, UT. This distillery plans to make Bishop's Wheat Whiskey, an unaged whiskey.
High West Distillery, Park City, UT. This Utah distillery both distills and sources whiskey. So far, they have released unaged versions of their own whiskeys under the High West Silver label: an oat whiskey, a malt whiskey and their OMG Pure Rye. They have also released Valley Tan an aged oat whiskey. They have released a number of sourced and blended whiskeys which have included the following:
12 year old Rye (LDI)
American Prairie Reserve Bourbon (a blend of Four Roses and LDI bourbons)
Bourye (Four Roses bourbon blended with Barton and LDI ryes)
Campfire (a blend of LDI bourbon, LDI rye and peated Scotch)
Double Rye (a blend of Barton and LDI ryes)
Rendezvous Rye (a blend of Barton and LDI ryes)
Rocky Mountain Rye 16 (Barton)
Rocky Mountain Rye 21 (Barton)
Son of Bourye (Four Roses bourbon blended with LDI rye)
Sugar House Distillery, Salt Lake City, UT. This distillery makes vodka and is aging a malt whiskey that they plan to release in fall 2014.
Vermont (Distilleries by State)
American Crafted Spirits/Silo Distillery , Windsor, VT. This distillery makes Silo Whiskey and Silo Bourbon.
Appalachian Gap Distillery, Middlebury, VT. This distillery is working on Snowfall Vermont Whiskey.
Caledonia Spirits, Hardwick, VT. This distillery makes Early Riser Corn Whiskey.
Cold Springs Spirits, Warren, VT. This distillery makes bourbon, rye and corn whiskey under the label Mad River Distillers.
Green Mountain Distillers, Stowe, VT. This Vermont microdistillery is currently aging an organic single malt which it plans to release under the Hypothesis label.
Vermont Spirits, Quechee, VT. This distillery makes Black Snake Whiskey, an unaged corn whiskey.
Virginia (Distilleries by State)
A. Smith Bowman (Buffalo Trace/Sazerac Co.), Fredericksburg, VA. Buffalo Trace owned A. Smith Bowman redistills whiskey originally distilled at the Buffalo Trace Kentucky distillery. They market Bourbon under the labels Virginia Gentleman, Bowman Brothers and John J. Bowman. They are also making a rye whiskey under the label Abraham Bowman Virginia Whiskey and are planning a white whiskey under the label VG Shine.
Belmont Farms/Stillhouse Distillery, Culpeper, VA. This distillery which formerly made Virginia Lightening corn whiskey and Kopper Kettle three grain whiskey appears to have changed hands and now makes The Original Moonshine Clear Corn Whiskey and is planning a new Kopper Kettle Virginia Whiskey.
Catoctin Creek Distillery, Purcellville, VA. This Virginia distillery makes Roundstone Rye, an organic rye whiskey made from 100% rye as well as Mosby's Spirit, an unaged rye spirit.
Copper Fox Distillery, Sperryville, VA. Makers of Wasmund's single malt whiskey as well as Copper Fox Rye Whiskey. They are make Belle Grove 1797 Whiskey, a whiskey made from barley, oats and rye.
George Washington Distillery Mount Vernon, VA. Probably the most unique distillery project in the United States. Around 2000, the Mount Vernon trust began excavating the first president's distillery near the estate. They restored the still that he used to make rye whiskey and retained former Maker's Mark distillery manager Dave Pickerell to distill a rye whiskey based on Washington's original recipe. In 2010, they released a very limited bottling of George Washington Rye distilled at Mount Vernon.
MurLarkey Distilled Spirits, Gainsville, VA. This distillery is planning to release Poetic Justice White Whiskey and Voodoo Whiskey.
Reservoir Distillery, Richmond, VA. This Richmond distillery makes Reservoir Bourbon, rye and wheat whiskey.
River Hill Wine & Spirits, Luray, VA. This winery/distillery is working on River Hill Bourbon.
Silverback Distillery, Afton, VA. This distillery opened in 2014 and is planning to make Blackback Whiskey and Bourbon.
Virginia Distillery Co., Eades Hollow, VA. The Virginia Distillery Company is building a distillery to produce Scotch style single malt whiskey. They currently bottle Scotch under the label Eades Double Malt Whisky. Famed Scotch Distiller Jim McEwan of Bruichladdich is listed as the Master Distiller for Virginia Distillery.
Virginia Distilling Co. (Legacy Artisan Distillers), Virgilina, VA. This distillery is working on Four Whitts Virginia Belle Corn Whiskey.
Virginia Sweetwater Distillery (Appalachian Mountain Spirits), Marion, VA. This distillery is working on Virginia Sweetwater Moonshine, a corn whiskey and War Horn Whiskey.
Washington (Distilleries by State)
2bar Spirits , Seattle, WA. This distillery makes bourbon and a moonshine corn whiskey.
2 Loons Distillery, Loon Lake, WA. This distillery is working on a corn whiskey.
3 Howls Distillery/Backbeat Distillery, Seattle, WA. This bottler plans to release Backbeat Bourbon, distilled in Tennessee (likely by Corsair), 3 Howls Rye and 3 Howls Single Malt.
Bainbridge Organic Distillers, Bainbridge Island, WA. This organic distillery makes Bainbridge Battle Point Organic Whiskey, a wheat whiskey.
Batch 206 Distillery, Seattle, WA. This distillery makes See 7 Stars Moonshine, a corn whiskey and Barrel Raider Bourbon, which appears to be a sourced bourbon.
Black Heron Spirits, West Richland, WA. This distillery makes Desert Lightning Corn Whiskey, Monti's Cellar Wild West Whiskey, Black Heron Bourbon, Black Heron Moonshine corn whiskey and Coyote Howl Whiskey.
Black Sam Distillery/Sylvia Creek Distillery, Monsanto, WA. This distillery is planning on making a bourbon and Black Sam Moonshine, a spirit whiskey.
Blue Spirits Distilling, Chelan, WA. This distillery is working on a bourbon called Local Choice.
Carbon Glacier Distillery, Wilkeson, WA. This distillery opened in 2012 and makes Stocking Stuffer Whiskey. They are also working on a bourbon and a malt whiskey.
Copperworks Distilling Co., Seattle, WA. This distillery makes vodka and gin and is aging a malt whiskey. They are also planning to release a new make malt whiskey.
Deception Distilling, Anacortes, WA. This distillery is planning on making Skagit Moon Corn Whiskey.
Dominion Distillery, Colville, WA. This distillery is working on a "triple malt" made from malted barley, malted wheat and peated barley.
Double V Distillery (Wysocki Spirits), Battle Ground, WA. This distillery is making Colonel Cobb Moonshine, a corn whiskey.
Dry County Distillery, Marysville WA. This distiller makes a number of spirits and is working on an Irish style whiskey and Lincoln County Authentic Corn Whiskey, though it is not clear if they are distilling it themselves.
Dry Fly Distilling, Spokane, WA. This distillery makes a number of wheat whiskeys, a bourbon and a triticale (a rye/wheat hybrid) whiskey.
Ellensburg Distillery, Ellensburg, WA. In late 2009, Ellensburg released its first bottles of Gold Buckle Club Washington Frontier Style Whisky, a malt whiskey. They also make Wildcat White Moonshine and appear to be working on a rye.
Evanson Handcrafted Distilling, Spokane, WA. This distillery is working on Spokane Falls Single Malt White Dog Whiskey.
Ezra Cox Distillery, Centralia, WA. This distillery is making an unaged single malt whiskey.
Fremont Mischief Distillery, Seattle, WA. This distillery makes John Jacob Whiskey and bottles two 8 year old Canadian whiskeys under the labels Fremont Mischief whiskey and Commemorative Soldier Whiskey. All are made from a 100% rye mash. They are also working on Apparition White Whiskey.
Golden Distillery, Bow, WA. This distillery makes two malt whiskeys: Samish Bay Whiskey and White Gold Whiskey.
Heritage Distilling, Gig Harbor, WA. This distillery makes Commander's Rye and Elk Rider Bourbon, Rye and Blended Whiskey and formerly made Wherskey. They also make Batch No. 12 Bourbon and Rye, different batches of which include some combination of their own whiskey and/or whiskeys sourced from Kentucky and Tennessee.
It's 5, Cashmere, WA. This microdistillery makes Block & Tackle Sunshine Corn Whiskey and a moonshine under the Block & Tackle label. They are also working on a corn whiskey, bourbon and a rye under the It's 5 label and Eve's White Lightning Corn Whiskey; it appears form their labels that they may be using sourced whiskeys.
J.P. Trodden Distilling, Woodinville, WA. This distillery makes J.P. Trodden Bourbon.
Mac Donald Distillery, Snohomish, WA. This distillery makes a wheat-based white whiskey under the label Ty Wolfe Whiskey and also makes Headwaters Whiskey and a rye whiskey for Skip Rock Distillers.
Mount Baker Distillery, Bellingham, WA. This distillery is planning on making Mt. Baker Moonshine, a corn whiskey.
Oola Distillery, Seattle, WA. This craft distillery makes Waitsburg Bourbon which is a blend of sourced bourbon and bourbon made at the distillery.
Parliament Distillery, Sumner, WA. This distillery is working on Ghost Owl Whisky, an unaged malt whiskey.
Project V Distillery & Sausage Co., Woodinville, WA. This distillery is working on Mo's Whiskey, a wheat whiskey. It has since closed.
Seabeck Spirits, Seabeck, WA. This distillery is working on corn, wheat and rye whiskeys.
Seattle Distilling Co., Vashon, WA. This distillery plans to make Snake Whiskey, a whiskey made from undisclosed grains and Idle Hour, a malt whiskey.
Second Chance Spirits, Prosser, WA. This distillery makes Blue Flame Wheat and Rye Whiskey, Zombie Rye Whiskey, and 12 Whiskey, a bourbon mash whiskey.
Skunk Brothers Spirits, Stevenson, WA. This distillery is planning to open in 2013 and make a corn-based whiskey labeled as moonshine.
Sound Spirits, Seattle WA. This distillery makes a number of spirits and is working on a single malt.
Tatoosh Distillery, Seattle, WA. This distillery is planning to make Northwest Blended Whiskey, Northwest Reserve Whiskey and Tatoosh Bourbon and Rye. There spirits have been bottled at Bendistillery and Indio Spirits in Oregon. It's not clear whether they are using sourced whiskey.
Tinbender Craft Distillery, Spokane, WA. This distillery is working on Ruckus White Whiskey, a whiskey made from malt and wheat.
Tucker Distillery, Silverdale, WA. This distillery is working on Mama Tucker's Farm Style Moonshine Corn Whiskey.
Walla Walla Distilling Co., Walla Walla, WA. This distillery makes a white whiskey and plans to release a sourced blend of straight whiskeys.
Westland Distillery, Seattle, WA. This distillery makes a number of single malts as well as 14 Four's Hooch, which may be bottled for another company.
Whidbey Island Distillery, Langley, WA. This distillery is planning to release Bunker Rye, a whiskey aged in used casks.
Wishkah River Distillery, Aberdeen, WA. This distillery is working on a number of spirits, including Thirteen Corners, an unaged malt whiskey.
Woodinville Whiskey Co., Woodinville, WA. Working with Dave Pickerell, this distillery makes Headlong White Dog Whiskey, Mashbill No. 9 Bourbon and 100% Rye.
West Virginia (Distilleries by State)
Black Draft Distillery, Martinsburg, WV. This distillery makes First Harvest Moonshine Corn Whiskey made from corn, barley and wheat and is working on Founders Day Bourbon.
Hatfield & McCoy Moonshine, Gilbert, WV. Chronicled by a History Channel reality show about the famous feuding family, this distillery makes Hatfield & McCoy Moonshine, an unaged corn whiskey (not to be confused with another brand, The Legendary Hatfield & McCoy).
Isaiah Morgan Distillery, Summersville, WV. A winery that makes an unaged rye as well as Southern Moon, an unaged corn liquor.
Pinch Gut Hollow Distillery (Heston Farm), Fairmont, WV. This distillery branch of Heston Farm Winery makes an aged buckwheat spirit and Mason Dixon Corn Whiskey, an aged corn whiskey.
Smooth Ambler Spirits, Maxwelton, WV. This distillery produces an unaged bourbon under the label Exceptional White Whiskey and a wheated bourbon under the label Yearling Bourbon. They are also releasing sourced, LDI distilled bourbons, rye and corn whiskey under the label Smooth Ambler Old Scout.
West Virginia Distilling Co., Morgantown, WV. They distill corn whiskey to use in their Mountain Moonshine Spirit Whiskey.
Wisconsin (Distilleries by State)
45th Parallel Spirits, New Richmond, WI. This distillery, on the Wisconsin/Minnesota border, makes Border Bourbon and New Richmond Rye.
Central Standard Craft Distillery, Milwaukee, WI. This distillery is planning on releasing a white oat whiskey and is aging a bourbon.
Death's Door Spirits, Middleton, WI. This distillery makes an unaged wheat whiskey and is working on an aged whiskey. Early versions of this whiskey were distilled by Yahara Bay Spirits but they now distill their own and even make rye and other whiskeys for other companies to bottle.
Door County Distillery, Sturgeon Bay, WI. This distillery is working on a single malt whisky.
Great Lakes Distillery, Miwaukee, WI. In March, 2010, this micro has issued very limited releases of bourbon, single malt and Menomonee Valley Rye. They also make Kinnickinnic Blended Whiskey, a blend of sourced whiskey and malt whiskey made by the distillery.
Infinity Beverages, Eau Claire, WI. This winery/distillery is planning to release Beerskey, distilled beer from the Sand Creek Brewery.
Lo Artisan Distillery, Sturgeon Bay, WI. This distillery makes a traditional Hmong rice spirit and are working on an aged rice whiskey under the label Yerlo Whiskey X.
Old Sugar Distillery, Madison, WI. Makers of Queen Jennie Sorghum Whiskey.
Sammleton Distilling, Milwaukee, WI. This distillery is planning to make Shypoke Organic Whiskey, a rye.
Yahara Bay Spirits, Madison, WI. Makers of Yahara Bay Lightening, an unaged whiskey, Yahara Bay Whiskey and Wheel House Whiskey, four grain whiskeyss (corn, barley, wheat and rye) as well as a single malt, V Bourbon. They also make Kings Point Bourbon for Crooked Water Bourbon, Charred Oak Bourbon and rye for RJR Spirits and made early expressions of Death's Door Whiskey for Death's Door Spirits and Ugly's Moonshine. They are also planning whiskeys under the Dells Distillery label.
Wyoming (Distilleries by State)
Wyoming Whiskey , Kirby, WY. Wyoming Whiskey have plans to make "America's next great bourbon." They started distilling in July 2009.
II. INDEPENDENT BOTTLERS (Back to Distilleries by State)
Technically, not all of the companies listed below are bottlers. Some are simply brand owners that contract out bottling to another company. There are often long corporate and contractual trails that an independent Bourbon takes, from distiller to bottler to brand owner/distributor, which makes it hard to identify who produces, bottles and/or owns any given independently bottled whiskey, but I've done my best to identify what I can.
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4 Spirits Distillery, Adair Village, OR. This company bottles 4 Spirits Bourbon, which is distilled at MGP in Indiana.
35 Maple Street Spirits (TOG Wines), Sonoma, CA. 35 Maple is the spirits division of The Other Guys (TOG), a Sonoma wine company run by the Sebastiani family. They bottle Masterson's Canadian Whiskeys and are planning to bottle Bib & Tucker Bourbon, distilled in Tennessee and bottled by Kentucky Artisan Distillery.
A (Independent Bottlers Top)
Alchemist Beverage Co., Scotland, UK. This indpendent bottler of single malt Scotch and brandy has done at least one bottling of Heaven Hill bourbon.
Artesian Distillers, Grand Rapids, MI. The company markets Prohibition Edition Kentucky Bourbon.
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Bardstown Barrel Selections, Bardstown, KY. This company makes whiskey that is sourced from LDI, bottled by MGP and marketed by Dynamic Spirits under the following labels: Corn Star White Whiskey, Redemption Bourbon and Rye, Riverboat Rye and Temptation Bourbon.
Barrell Craft Spirits, Stamford, CT. This company sells sourced, barrel proof whiskey that is bottled by Strong Spirits. Their first two batches were bourbons distilled in Tennessee.
Bender's Whiskey Co. (Bender & Cohen LLC), San Francisco, CA. This company bottles Benders' Rye, a Canadian Whisky, using the facilities at Treasure Island Distillery.
Big Bottom Whiskey, Hillsboro, OR. This Oregon based independent bottler bottles Bourbon made by LDI under the Big Bottom and Calhoun Brothers labels as well as Barlow Trail Blended Whiskey.
Bin to Bottle, Napa, CA. This company mostly bottles wine for other labels, but are also planning on releasing Straight Edge Bourbon under the Splinter Group label.
Bitter Truth, Bruggen, Germany. This German company makes Bitter Truth Rye Whiskey, a 24 year old cask strength Kentucky rye whiskey, exclusively for the European market.
The Black Prince Distillery, Clifton, NJ. This company releases a variety of spirits including R.J. Hodges Bourbon and Blended Whiskey.
Borco , Hamburg, Germany. This importer/bottler bottles Pennypacker Bourbon, distilled by Heaven Hill and Clarke's 1866 Bourbon for the Aldi supermarket chain.
Brave Spirits, Narberth, PA. This company markets military-themed spirits, including First In Blended Whiskey, which it says is distilled and aged in Kentucky.
Bull Run Distilling Co., Portland, OR. This distillery is ageing its own whiskey but meanwhile has released Temperance Trader bourbon and whiskey, distilled by MGP.
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California Vineyards, Inc. (CVI Brands), San Carlos, CA. CVI owns the Black Maple Hill label, which is bottled by KBD and includes premium, aged Bourbons and ryes. Most of the past Black Maple Hill products have been Kentucky bourbon and rye, but in 2014, they released Oregon Bourbon and Rye made by the Stein Distillery.
Camp 1805 Distillery/Abide Craft Distillers, Hood River, OR. This company is planning to release Headwind Bourbon, Endurance White Whiskey and Downstream Whiskey.
Charles Jacquin et cie., Philadelphia, PA. This international spirits company bottles Lock Stock & Barrel Rye, a Canadian rye from Alberta Distillers, Vim & Vigor blended whiskey and Jacquin's Premium blended whiskey.
Charles Medley Distillery, Fairfield, CA. This brand is owned by the Medley family, formerly of the closed Medley distilley in Owensboro, KY (which is now owned by Terrepure Spirits). They produce Wathen's, Old Medley and Medley Brothers Kentucky bourbons, which are bottled by Frank-Lin.
Chatham Imports, New York, NY. This company sells Bourbon and rye under the Michter's label, which is bottled for them by Kentucky Bourbon Distillers (see below). Michter's was a Pennsylvania distillery, the last of whose Bourbon is owned and bottled by Preiss Imports (see below). This Michter's brand has nothing to do with that distillery except that Chatham now owns the name. They also own a bottling plant in Shivley, Kentucky and bottle Bomberger's Declaration Bourbon.
Chattanooga Whiskey Co., Chattanooga, TN. This company is marketing an LDI whiskey bottled by Strong Spirits under the label Chattanooga Whiskey 1816 Reserve.
Clark Distributing Co., Versailles, KY. This company is a Kentucky beer distributor which is marketing Clark & Martin Private Stock bourbon, bottled by Strong Spirits.
Cleveland Whiskey, Cleveland, OH. This company is developing an accelerated ageing process to age young whiskey. They are using sourced Kentucky bourbon and are also planning on coming out with a rye distilled at MGP.
Conecuh Ridge Whiskey (Spirits Acquisition Corp.), Orange Beach, AL. This Alabama bottler uses Kentucky Bourbon for its Clyde May's Conecuh Ridge Whiskey. The "made in Bardstown, KY" label narrows the suspects to Heaven Hill, Tom Moore or KBD. They are also planning on releasing a rye.
Congenial Spirits, Monterey, CA. This distributor is marketing Twelve Five Rye, distilled at Cedar Ridge in Iowa.
Cotton Hollow Distilling, The Woodlands, TX. This company is marketing an LDI rye, a Tennessee bourbon and a Kentucky bourbon, bottled by Strong Spirits.
Crooked Water Spirits, Minnetrista, MN. This company is marketing Kings Point Bourbon, and port cask finished bourbon distilled by Yahara Bay. They are also planning to release Lost Lake Bourbon, a sherry cask finished bourbon.
Crossroad Vintners, Indianapolis, IN. This distributor markets Backbone Bourbon, a bourbon distilled by LDI and bottled by Strong Spirits.
Cutler's Artisan Spirits, Santa Barbara, CA. This company is planning to come out with 33 Bourbon and Rye, sourced whiskeys likely from MGP, 33 Light Whiskey and Cutler's Silver Whiskey, an unaged whiskey.
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Diageo, London, UK. The world's largest spirits corporation owns the George Dickel Tennessee Whiskey distillery, but they don't own any Bourbon or rye distilleries. To get into the Bourbon game, they released Bulleit Bourbon, which is made for them by Four Roses, and Bulleit Rye which is distilled by LDI. They also own the I.W. Harper Bourbon label which is now used only for export to Asia, Seagram's 7 Crown blended whiskey and Jeremiah Weed flavored and blended whiskeys. In 2013 Diageo founded the Orphan Barrel Whiskey Distilling Co., operated out of George Dickel, which will bottle a number of labels including Barterhouse, Old Blowhard and Rhetoric Kentucky Bourbons distilled at the Bernheim Distillery and Strongbox (as yet unidentified type of whiskey).
Distilled Spirits Epicenter, Louisville, KY. This company is marketing Clarion blended whiskey and bourbon, distilled by MGP, Bower Hill Single Barrel, a Kentucky bourbon, Stillhouse Moonshine, a corn whiskey, Reilly's Mother's Milk, an Irish style whiskey, E.G. Booz Whiskey and D.B. Cooper whiskey.
Diversa Brands, Louisville, KY. Diversa Brands owns a number of brands including Big Ass Bourbon, Shippen Bros. Bleu Sky Rye and 1888 Bourbon (distilled at MGP). Their brands have been bottled by Strong Spirits and Kentucky Artisan Distillery.
Donner-Peltier Distillers, Thibodaux, LA. This company is planning to release LA1 Louisiana Whiskey with a corn/rye/barley mashbill.
Duck River Distillery, Lewisburg, TN. This distillery is working on a white whiskey.
Dundee Foods/Lidestri Spirits, Rochester, NY. This company markets Recipe 21 blended whiskey and also does contract work and private labels.
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Eastside Distilling, Portland, OR. Makers of Burnside Bourbon, Rye and Corn Whiskey, sourced whiskeys.
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Florida Caribbean Distillers, Auburndale, FL. This company bottles Kentucky Old Reserve Bourbon, Colville Bourbon and a number of blended whiskeys, including Kentucky Prize, Express Load and Alibi.
Foster's Group, Melbourne, Australia. Australian for beer is apparently also Australian for whiskey. Foster's sells Cougar Bourbon and rye in Australia (export only), distilled at Lawrenceburg Distillers Indiana (see above).
Frankfort Spirits, Frankfort, IL. This company is planning to release Emil Stimple Bourbon.
Frank-Lin Distillers, San Jose, CA. Frank-Lin is a distributor of a number of Kentucky Bourbon brands of indeterminate origin for which they may also own the brands. They include:
Medley Bros.(for Charles Medley)
Old Medley (for Charles Medley)
Sec8onds Rye Whiskey
Wathen's (for Charles Medley)
They also distribute blended whiskeys uneder the Potter's, Glenwood, Dirty Shine, Quality Times and Barret's labels.
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Gatlinburg Barrelhouse, Gatlinburg, TN. This company bottles Davy Crockett's Tennessee and Blended Whiskeys and Cooter Brown Blended Whiskey.
Great Smoky Mts. Distillery, Gatlinburg, TN. This new company is preparing to market Doc Collier Moonshine Corn Whiskey.
Griffin Ranch Micro Distillery, Swisher, IO. This distillery markets Griff's Cowboy Whiskey, a corn whiskey distilled by the Cedar Ridge Distillery, also in Swisher, Iowa.
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Haas Brothers, San Francisco, CA. Haas brothers is a century old spirits importer which has recently revived the Cyrus Noble bourbon brand, which is an independent bottling of a Heaven Hill bourbon.
Haliimaile Distilling Co., Makawao, HI. This company owns the label Paniolo Blended Whiskey which is bottled by LeVecke Corporation.
Heartland Distillers/Colglazier & Hobson, Indianapolis, IN. This bottler is working on Spring Mill Indiana Bourbon, an LDI bourbon.
High Liquors. High Liquors markets vodka, tequila, whiskey and rum under the High label. Their whiskey is a blend of bourbon and rye distilled at LDI. They currently market their spirits only in Kentucky and Indiana.
High Spirits Importing, Addison, IL. This importer sells Whiskey Trails Bourbon, bottled by KBD, as well as Scotch under the Whisky Thieves and other labels.
Hobson & Roberts Distilling Co., Indianapolis, IN. This company, which has some common ownership with Heartland Distillers, is bottling Spirit of America Bourbon, distilled at MGP.
Homestead American Whiskey, Homestead, IA. This company markets a number of bourbons under the Homestead label which are distilled at MGP and bottled by Strong Spirits.
Hood River Distillers, Hood River, OR. This bottler is most known for Pendleton Canadian Whisky, but they also bottle Four Seasons Blended Whiskey and Lewis and Clark Blended Whiskey. In 2014, they acquired the Clear Creek Distillery in Portland.
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Indio Spirits, Portland, OR. This bottler produces many sourced spirits, including James Oliver Rye and American Whiskey, Idaho Bourbon and Penthouse Whiskey.
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Jacob Rieger & Co., Kansas City, MO. This company sells Rieger's Kansas City Whiskey, a 7 year old blend of corn, malt and rye whiskeys and sherry.
James E. Pepper. This is a private label based on a historical brand. It has released James E. Pepper 1776 Bourbon and Rye. The original bourbon was distilled at Corsair; the rye was distilled at LDI and bottled by Strong Spirits.
Jem Beverage Co., Carrollton, TX. This company markets blended whiskey, a bourbon and a rye from an undisclosed distillery under the label Red River and is going to release Texas Shine, South House Moonshine and Lonespur Texas Whiskey.
Jewish Whisky Company, Guilford, CT. This company releases single cask bottlings for its private club under the Single Cask Nation label. They are primarily a Scotch bottler but have bottled a Heaven Hill Bourbon, a Catoctin Creek Rye and a blend of bourbon and rye from High West. The actual bottlings are done by the distilleries.
Josiah Thedford & Sons, Louisville, KY. This short-lived company made Thedford Colonial Style Bourbon, which was sourced from a Kentucky distillery. They seem to have gone out of business a few years ago, but bottles remain on some shelves.
Jus-Made/MBW Brands, Dallas, TX. This company markets Backwoods Whiskey and Henderson Whiskey.
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Kentucky Artisan Distillery (Copperhead Distillery), Crestwood, KY. This bottler produces its own Whiskey Row label and also bottles for other companies such as Diversa's 1888 Bourbon, 35 Maple's Bib & Tucker Bourbon, Kindred Spirits' Highspire Rye and Rocky Top Distillery's Rocky Top Moonshine.
Kentucky Bourbon Distillers (KBD), Bardstown, KY. KBD is the big daddy of Bourbon and rye Bottling, and many of their brands are popular and have garnered positive reviews. They own and recently began distilling at the old Willett Distillery in Bardstown, Kentucky, but their current whiskeys on the market are all the products of other distillers. While they distribute some of their own bottlings, they also bottle spirits for other companies, such as Classic Cask, Michter's, and Black Maple Hill's Kentucky bourbons and ryes.
Black Maple Hill (Kentucky products bottled for CVI)
Classic Cask (bottled for Spirit Imports, Inc., see below)
Hughes Bros. Rye
Michter's Bourbon and Rye (bottled for Chatham Imports, see above).
Old St. Nick (export only)
Pure Kentucky XO
Rathskeller Rye (for Louisville's Grand Hotel)
Speakeasy Select (for Louisville's Grand Hotel)
Vintage Bourbon and Rye
Whiskey Trails (Bottles for High Spirits Importing)
Kentucky Owl L.L.C., Harrodsburg, KY. This company, run by the proprietors of an inn sells Kentucky Owl, a sourced Kentucky bourbon bottled by Strong Spirits.
Koenig Distillery, Caldwell, ID. This company is planning to release Seven Devils Bourbon, a sourced bourbon, likely from MGP in Indiana.
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Laird & Co., Scobeyville, NJ. The makers of Laird's Applejack also bottle Banker's Club Bourbon and G&W Private Stock Bourbon as well as blended whiskeys under the labels Banker's Club, Five O'Clock, Senator's Club, Kassers 51, Seven Star and Willam Penn.
LeVecke Corp. (aka Fairmont Ltd.), Mira Loma, CA/Londonberry, NH. This distributor markets sourced Kentucky bourbons under the label Jesse James, Courtney & Woods, Zachory Boone, American Pride, Sterling, Heritage, Prestige, American Distilling & Bottling Co., American Distilling Co., Veterans' Spirit, War Eagle (now Buffalo Trace) and Watkins; they also sell American Duke Club Bourbon and blended whiskeys under the labels American Pride, Heritage, Sterling, Prestige, 75 South, American Distilling & Bottling Co., American Distilling Co. and Paniolo (for Haliimaile Distilling).
Lipman Brands, Nashville, TN. The company owns Old Hickory Blended Bourbon, which is bottled by Strong Spirits.
Louisville Distilling Company, Louisville, KY. Founded by former Brown Forman distiller Lincoln Henderson, this company says it has plans for a new microdistillery, but for now it is releasing Angel's Envy, a Bourbon distilled elsewhere and then finished in port pipes and Angel's Envy Rye, distilled by MGPI.
Luxco Inc., St. Louis, MO. Luxco sells Bourbon under multiple brands, including Ezra Brooks, Old Ezra, Rebel Yell, Rebel Reserve, Paramount, Yellowstone, Bellows, David Nicholson 1843, Old Gilson, Fro, Blood Oath, and Daviess County and blended whiskey under the labels Wall Street, Paramount, Gold Award and Blanchard's. They also have a bottling plant in Cleveland which bottles the Jefferson's whiskeys.
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M.S. Trading LP, Alexandria VA. This company owns Filibuster Bourbon and Rye, which is distilled at LDI in Indiana and bottled by Strong Spirits.
Mango Bottling Inc., Cocoa, FL. Known primarily for something called Tooters, this company also markets Kentucky bourbons under the labels 1812 Special Reserve, Sweet Hollow and Owen's Rare and another bourbon of unknown provenance under the label Double Spur.
McCormick Distilling Co., Weston, MO. Unlike some of the entries on this list which call themselves distillers, this Missoui producer is an actual distillery. For years, this distillery made Platte Valley Corn Whiskey at their Missouri plant. McCormick still owns the brand but are now sourcing the whiskey from Kentucky; given that Heaven Hill is the only Kentucky macrodistillery producing corn whiskey, they are a pretty safe bet. McCormick also markets a Kentucky bourbon and a blended whiskey under the McCormick label and Triple Crown Blended Whiskey.
McLain and Kyne Distillery (Castle Brands), Louisville, KY. McLain and Kyne bottles Bourbon and rye under the brands Jefferson and Jefferson Reserve. They used to own the Sam Houston brand as well, but that appears to now be owned by Western Spirits. They are bottled by Luxco.
Midnight Madness Distilling/PA Private Label Spirits, Milford, PA. This company markets MGP distilled whiskeys including LeMont Rye, Big Y, Rye, 99 Bottles Bourbon and Rye, The Saloon Bourbon and Rye, Smokin' Joe's Bourbon and Rye, and Winghart's Borubon and Rye as well as some private label bourbons, Kobold Firewater Bourbon, Fortis Bourbon and Rye, Time Rye and Lloyd Rye, also likely from MGP.
Mile High Spirits, Denver, CO. This private bottler opened a microdistillery in 2012, though it is not clear that they are distilling whiskey. They are bottling Fireside Whiskey, a straight whiskey made from undisclosed grain and made at an undisclosed Colorado distillery, Fireside White Dog, a corn whiskey and Fireside Bourbon and Rye, sourced whiskeys.
Millstone Spirits Group, Philadelphia, PA. This company owns a small distillery but also releases sourced whiskeys, including Kinsey Whiskey and Kinsey Rye.
Minhas Micro Distillery, Monroe, WI. This company is going to release Blumer's Moonshine, which is labeled as a Corn Whiskey, though also as grain neutral spirits. They also plan to release Punjabi Club, a rye whiskey, Chinook Whiskey and Chinook Rye.
Missouri Spirits, Springfield, MO. This company bottles a bourbon, a rye and a corn whiskey under its "House" label.
Mosswood Distillers, San Francisco, CA. This company is planning to release MosswoodWhiskey, a whiskey distilled in Tennessee and finished in a variety of barrels, Mosswood Light Whiskey, distilled at MGP and Mosswood Irish American Whiskey, a blend of Irish Whiskey from Cooley and light whiskey from MGP.
Motor City Gas, Royal Oak, MI. This company is selling a sourced whiskey, Royal Oak'd Rye and two bourbons, Oak Town Brown, likely MGP, and Belly Up Bourbon, a Kentucky bourbon.
Motte & Sons Bootlegging Co., Spartanburg, SC. This company is marketing The General, a light whiskey made from a corn and barley mash.
Mountain View Vineyards, Stroudsburg, PA. This winery is bottling Mountain View Original Shine Corn Whiskey.
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NLV Tequila Bottling, North Las Vegas, NV. This tequila bottler markets Black Suit Whiskey, Evening Snow Whiskey and Nellie Collins corn whiskey.
NJoy Spirits, Weeki Wachee, FL. Bottler of Wild Buck Rye Whiskey.
North Texas Distillers, Lewisville, TX. This distillery makes vodka and has released 1835 Bourbon which appears to be sourced. They are also working on Texas Silver Star Spirit Whiskey, Salado Texas Whiskey and Henderson Bourbon, Rye and American Whiskey, the rye appears to be distilled by MGP based on its 95% rye mashbill.
Northern Latitudes Distillery, Lake Leelanau, MI. This company markets Deer Camp Bourbon, a sourced bourbon.
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Old Pogue, Campbellsville, KY. Bottlers of Bourbon under the Old Pogue label, they opened a distillery in 2012.
Old Rip Van Winkle Distillery, Louisville, KY. Old Rip Van Winkle is the whiskey company of Julian Van Winkle whose family owned the old Stitzel-Weller distillery which closed in 1991. The company is a joint venture with the Buffalo Trace distillery which makes much of their Bourbon and rye whiskey, but some of their older bottlings include old stocks from Stitzel-Weller and the Bernheim Distillery (now owned by Heaven Hill).
Old Tahoe Distillery, Caldwell, ID/Carson City, NV. This company appears to be affiliated with Koenig Winery & Distillery, also in Caldwell, Idaho. They are marketing Old Tahoe Rye.
Old Towne Distillery (Heritage Tobacco Group), Harrodsburg, KY. This company sells Elkhorn American Whiskey.
O'Neill Vintners & Distillers, Parlier, CA. This contract bottler bottles Charles Goodnight Bourbon, a Kentucky bourbon.
Original Texas Legend Distillery, Orange, TX. This company is marketing Troubadour Bourbon, distilled by MGP, and Troubadour Blended Whiskey.
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Painted Stave Distilling, Smyrna, DE. This company bottles Old Cooch's Corn Whiskey.
Panache Beverages, New York, NY. This company owns Alibi blended whiskey and American Whiskey which is bottled by Florida Caribbean Distillers. They recently purchased a distillery in New Port Richey, Florida.
Patriarch Distillers, La Vista, NE. This company sells Soldier Valley Bourbon and Rye.
Phillips Union/United State Distilled Products/Crosby Lake Spirits, Princeton, MN. These related bottling companies bottle a wide variety of spirits, including Phillips Union Whiskeys, Cooper's Mark Bourbon, Paddleford Creek Bourbon, Broken Bell Bourbon, Black Eagle Bourbon, KFB Bourbon and Wakefield Blended Whiskey. It appears that they own some labels but also do contract bottling.
Preiss Imports (Anchor Distillery/Griffin Group), San Diego, CA. Preiss imports is a bottler and importer that bought up the old stocks of A.H. Hirsch from the closed Michter's distillery in Pennsylvania. (The Michter's name is now used by Chatham Imports to bottle unrelated whiskey). They are bottling the last of the old Michter's Bourbon as A.H. Hirsch, but they are also using the Hirsch name on a variety of whiskeys, including a Canadian whisky, a rye and an "American whiskey," none of which appear to have any relation to A.H. Hirsch.
Prestige Imports, Mt. Clemens, MI. This company markets Rod & Rifle Bourbon (distilled in Tennessee), Blended Whiskey and Rye (likely distilled by MGP) which are bottled by Georgia Distilling Company.
Prohibition Spirits, Sonoma, CA. This company bottles Hooker's House Bourbon, a Kentucky bourbon which they finish in Pinot Noir casks, General's Reserve Bourbon, an LDI bourbon, an LDI rye and a corn whiskey, and they are working on Bounty Hunter Bourbon, a sourced bourbon.
Proximo Spirits, Jersey City, NJ. This spirits company owns the Stranahan's Distillery in Colorado. They also make Tin Cup Whiskey, a sourced whiskey distilled at MGP.
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Range and River Distilling, Cody, WY. This company releases whiskeys under the Single Track Spirits label including a rye whiskey that is likely distilled by MGP.
Reece's Distilled Spirits, Nixa, MO. This company is planning to release a moonshine, a "sour mash whiskey" and a bourbon under the Reece's label.
Rock River Spirits, Loves Park, IL. This company markets Forest City Reserve Bourbon, Rock Cut Classic Whiskey, Dublin Dew Whiskey and Tartan Smoked Peat Whiskey.
Royal Wine Corp., Bayonne, NJ. This kosher wine company is the distributor of the only certified kosher Kentucky Bourbons -- Old Williamsburg and Peter Jake's.
RJR Spirits, Marietta, GA. This company produces Charred Oak Bourbon and Rye, which appear to be bottled by Yahara Bay Distillers in Wisconsin and are likely distilled at MGP.
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Salacious Spirits, Greenville, MI. Marketer of Weekend Warrior Bourbon and Thomas Otto Whiskey.
Shadow Beverage Group, Bowling Green, OH. This company makes Bourbon Brothers Whiskey and Bourbon, Enjoy It Bourbon, J. Tyler Bourbon and Rye. They also produce bourbon and rye under the J. Green label distilled at MGP.
Smugglers' Notch, Jeffersonville, VT. This company bottles a sourced bourbon and a rye from MGP.
Speakeasy Spirits, Nashville, TN. This company recently bought a distillery but it appears that their whiskey line is sourced; they also appear to have a relationship with Collier & McKeel, which may be the source of their whiskeys. They are working on Peg Leg Porker Bourbon, Battlefield Bourbon - distilled in Tennessee, Cumberland Cask Tennessee Whiskey and bourbon, rye and "American Whiskey" under the Spirit of America Rye label.
Spirit Imports, Inc., Sunrise, FL. This is the distributor and may also be the owner of the Classic Cask line bottled by Kentucky Bourdon Distillers (see above).
Spring44 Distilling, Loveland, CO. This company bottles, rye, light whiskey and single malt under the Weaver's Spirits label and bottles Kentucky bourbon, single malt and "Colorado Whiskey" made from a corn, rye, barley mash under the Spring 44 label.
Stark Spirits, Pasadena, CA. This company plans to market a rye whiskey.
Steward's Solera, Aurora, CO. This company contracts with Woody Creek Distillers to bottle Steward's Solera Bourbon, a blend of three bourbons distilled by Woody Creek, three Kentucky bourbons, a Tennessee bourbon and a bourbon distilled at LDI (now MGP).
Strong Spirits, Inc., Bardstown, KY. This Bardstown company bottles bourbons for its own labels and those of others. These include:
80 Strong Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey (distilled by Heaven Hill)
Bardstown Barrel Selections
Barrell Bourbon (distilled in Tennessee)
Big Ass Small Batch Bourbon (distilled at MGP for Diversa)
Bone Snapper Rye
Cassius Clay Bourbon
Clark & Martin Private Stock Bourbon (for Clark Distributing)
Corn Star Corn Whiskey (MGP)
Cotton Hollow (for Cotton Hollow Distilling)
Filibuster Bourbon and Rye (distilled at MGP)
George Remus Bourbon and Rye (distilled at MGP for Queen City Whiskey)
Homestead Bourbon (distilled at MGP for Homestead American Whiskey)
James E. Pepper bourbon and rye
John L. Sullivan (Bourbon blended with Irish Whiskey)
J.R. Ewing Bourbon
Kentucky Owl (for Kentucky Owl L.L.C.)
Old Hickory Blended Bourbon (Lipman Brands)
Pinhook Bourbon (distilled by MGP for CJS Beverage Corp.)
Ridge Reserve Bourbon
Shippen Bros. Bleu Sky Rye (Diversa)
Tim Smith's Climax Moonshine
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Templeton Rye, Templeton, IA. This Iowa company's Templeton Rye uses rye distilled by Lawrenceburg Distillers Indiana (see above).
Temperance Distilling Co., Temperance, MI. This company sells TDC Well Whiskey and Black Swamp blended whiskey.
Tennessee Spirits Co (Capital Brands LLC), Pewaukee, WI. Marketers of Breakout Rye and Jailers Tennessee Whiskey. The company is owned by Florida based Capital Brands and also seems to go by or be affiliated with Midwest Custom Bottlings. These labels were discontinued in 2013 when the company went out of business.
TerrePure Spirits (Terressentia Corp.), Ladson, SC. This company buys spirits, including whiskey, and treats them with its TerrePURE process which it claims "uses ultrasonic energy-driven oxidation to complete reactions that fail to complete during the primary distillation," thereby removing cogeners. The company then bottles the spirits under private labels for restaurants, hotels, retailers, etc. They also have a few labels in general release. Here is a partial list of their many brands, most of which are probably distilled at MGP:
1785 Reserve Bourbon
American Barrels Bourbon
Barn Door Bourbon
Bloodhound Brew Bourbon
Cavalry Last Stand Bourbon
Coney Island Carlo Bourbon (distilled at MGP)
Darby's Reserve Rye
Devil Dog Bourbon
Feb 22 Bourbon
Freakin' Lightning Spirit Whiskey
Groveland Reserve Bourbon
Hatfield & McCoy Family Brand Whiskey
Hawg Wash Bourbon
Hayes Parker Reserve
High Society Bourbon
Jedburg's Reserve Rye
The Legendary Hatfield & McCoy (Local Choice)
Liberty 1775 Bourbon & Rye
Local Choice (multiple whiskeys)
Mac's Speed Shop Bourbon
Outlaw Spirits Co. (multiple whiskeys)
O.Z. Tyler Reserve Bourbon
Puckett's Branch Bourbon & Rye
Rainbow Creek Bourbon
Rocklands BBQ & Grilling Co. Bourbon
Spirit Shop Bourbon
Spring House Reserve Rye
Sumter's Reserve Rye
Team Spirits Bourbon
Trey Herring's Bourbon
Undo's U.53 Bourbon
Virgil Kaine Bourbon & Rye
Tipton Spirits, Brazil, IN. This bottler makes W.H. Harrison Indiana Bourbon, which is probably distilled at LDI.
Traverse City Whiskey Co., Empire, MI. This company has released a straight bourbon which appears to be sourced from elsewhere, possibly from MGPI, and appears to be bottled by Ugly Dog Distillery in Chelsea, MI.
Treaty Oak Distilling (formerly Graham Barnes Distilling), Austin, TX. This company is planning to release Red Handed Bourbon, a blend of sourced bourbons.
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Underdog Spirits (Golden State Vintners/The Wine Group), Cutler & Livermore, CA. Bottlers of Big House Bourbon, formerly distilled at MGP but which now appears to be made by Buffalo Trace.
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Valentine Distilling Co., Ferndale, MI. This company bottles Woodward Limited Whiskey, a bourbon.
Valley Shine Distillery, Mount Vernon, WA. Bottler of Benjamin's Bourbon.
Vision Wine & Spirits, Secaucus, NJ. This importer/marketer markets John B. Stetson bourbon, a Kentucky bourbon that appears to be distributed by Frank-Lin.
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Western Spirits, Bowling Green, KY. This company markets Whitetail Whiskey, Sam Houston Whiskey, Calumet Farm Bourbon, Rodeo Bourbon, Bird Dog Bourbon, Peyote Bourbon and Lexington Bourbon. Their whiskeys are bottled by Three Springs Bottling Co.
WhistlePig Farm, Shoreham, VT. Founded by former Maker's Mark Master Distiller Dave Pickerell, WhistlePig has said it plans to open a distillery and make rye whiskey. For now, they have bottled a Canadian rye as WhistlePig Straight Rye Whiskey. WhistlePig Rye is imported and bottled by Raj Peter Bhakta's Goamericago Beverages.
Whitmeyer's Distilling Co., Houston, TX. This company is planning to release what appears to be a sourced bourbon.
Workhorse Rye, San Francisco, CA. This company makes Redhorse and Palehorse Whiskeys, malted ryes aged in used barrels, and Triple Malt, made from malted rye, barley and wheat. They are distilled by the Raff Distillerie in San Francisco.
Wylie Howell Spirits, Walnut Creek, CA. Wylie Howell Whiskey is a corn whiskey distilled by Stillwater Spirits in Petaluma, CA to the specifications supplied by Wylie Howell Spirits.
If you know of any brands or distilleries not mentioned on this list, please let me know, and if you are from one of these distilleries, I'd love to hear from you about your plans and progress.