Whisky isn’t whisky without the barrel it’s aged in, and most of those barrels come from one tree species.
Behind the scenes of your favorite local whiskey, coopers, maltsters, farmers, and other tradespeople are making key contributions.
New York’s Pedersen Farms grows heirloom rye and other special grains for distillers like New York Distilling Co.
From still fabricators to farmers, craft distillers call upon these professionals to help them make whiskey.
The Minnesota cooperage has patented the Honey Comb stave, one of many innovations it offers to craft distillers.
New single malt distilleries draw on the storied history of scotch whisky while adding unique contemporary twists.