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What is Craft Distilling?

 
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There has been a lot of controversy concerning the definition of the term craft distilling. But in simple terms, it means a small establishment that makes different spirits or alcohol in relatively modest quantities and is normally done in small batches. The American Craft Spirits Association defines it as "A distillery that produces fewer than 750,000 gallons annually."

Craft distilling has become popular nowadays, and most people have now ventured into this option. Craft distillers are remarkably brave, thorough, and adventurous, and it's their bold nature that sets them apart from their competitors. They infuse their products with basic ingredients using the normal processes; however, they separate themselves from their competitors by their ability to introduce subtle character variations and distinctions to their spirits. Their distinctions usually come from their ingenuity in finishing whiskeys in different casks. Even though these enhancements are proprietary, craft distillers are often very open "regarding their use of ingredients, their distilling location, and process, bottling location and process, and aging process," according to the American Craft Spirits Association.

Crafting is any food or drinks that a company crafts in a common method. However, for the drink to be a craft spirit, it must include some of these features; a small batch size that’s produced by the self-reliant business, and product integrity linked with pure values, produced by means of traditional ways by an individual or a small company.

In addition, craft distilling has gained traction in this new age, with numerous businesses opening all over the country. Many companies have become more true to the pursuits of craft output than others. To keep things official amidst all of this enthusiasm, various groups have emerged with their production standards as well as awarding craft distilling companies that conform to these standards.

Author: Peoples Bourbon Review Staff
The People's Bourbon Review - The ultimate Bourbon reviews and tasting notes by enthusiasts and the people.

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