Balcones Distilling Named Best Craft Whiskey Distillery
Kentucky Peerless Distilling Co., StilL 630, Tuthilltown Spirits Distillery and Westland Distillery also winners
While American whiskey might be most closely associated with Tennessee and Kentucky, the spirit is distilled and bottled throughout the country using a wide variety of grains. There are many types of American whiskey – bourbon, rye and Tennessee to name a few – made from a combination of old-world and new-school techniques. We asked a panel of whiskey experts to nominate the best 20 American craft whiskey distilleries in the nation. For the past four weeks, our readers have been voting for their favorites.
Many of these distilleries work in small batches using locally-sourced grains. Many are family-owned. Some specialize in traditional American styles, while others focus on the Old World. All take pride in crafting unique whiskeys worthy of any connoisseur's collection.
The top 10 winners in the category Best Craft Whiskey Distillery are as follows:
- Balcones Distilling - Waco, Texas
- Kentucky Peerless Distilling Co. - Louisville
- StilL 630 - St. Louis
- Tuthilltown Spirits Distillery - Gardiner, N.Y.
- Westland Distillery - Seattle
- Garrison Brothers Distillery - Hye, Texas
- Mountain Laurel Spirits - Bristol, Penn.
- High Wire Distilling - Charleston, S.C.
- Breuckelen Distilling - Brooklyn, N.Y.
- High West Distillery - Wanship, Utah
A panel of experts partnered with 10Best editors to picked the initial 20 nominees, and the top 10 winners were determined by popular vote. Experts Emily Arden Wells (Gastronomista), Brian Christensen (Artisan Spirit Magazine), Liam Deegan (Barrel Proof), Laura Johnson (Distillerista), Arthur Shapiro (Booze Business) and Bill Thomas (Jack Rose Dining Saloon) were chosen based on their expertise in the American craft whiskey industry.
Other distilleries nominated in this category included Charbay Distillery & Winery, Corsair Distillery, FEW Spirits, House Spirits Distillery, Kings County Distillery, Leopold Bros., Sonoma County Distilling Co., Stranahan's Colorado Whiskey, Triple Eight Distillery and Woodinville Whiskey Co.
Congratulations to all our winning craft whiskey distilleries.License the 10Best Readers' Choice Award Logo