Small Batch Distilleries

by Columbine Quillen on May 14, 2010

I just ran across this map that points out many of America’s small batch distilleries.  It’s an easy way to blow ten minutes online when you probably should be doing something else – so I thought it would be a good thing to post on Friday.  Anyhow, here’s the link to the interactive map that is a bit more interesting than what I posted above.  If you’ve tried any of them – please leave some tasting notes in the comments.  Obviously I’ve drank plenty of Crater Lake Vodka – which is great, especially for the price $22.  And Organic Nation – a must try in the organic scene as there are not many organic spirits on the market.  I was able to try Tito’s when I was in Las Vegas and I was surprised by how smooth it was since it is distilled from corn and often times corn whiskey drinks a little harsh – or should I say, a lot harsh.  Otherwise I’ve had the 44 Degrees, Hangar One, Dry Fly, and Charbay.  The one’s that looked the most interesting that I haven’t tried are Bee Vodka – distilled from honey (sounds cool, although I’m not typically a fan of mead distilled spirits) and Chase Vodka from Nebraska, I have the sneaking suspicion it’s awful at a $13 price tag, but I wonder why it is so cheap compared to everything else.  What happens if it is this golden gem in the heartland?  They do grow a lot of wheat, rye, and potatoes out there.

Small Batch Distillery Map

- Columbine Quillen
I am a mixologist bartender and this is my blog.

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