Wednesday, March 30, 2016
The State of American Whiskey Distilleries
It's time for my yearly update on the state of American whiskey distilleries. This year, my Complete List of American Whiskey Distilleries shows 683 total distilleries making whiskey. That's up from 517 last year at this time, which is similar to the number of new whiskey distilleries we saw between 2014 and 2015.
This year, New York passed Washington as the state with the most whiskey distilleries, having 53 to Washington's 52. They were followed by California (45), Colorado (38), Kentucky (30) and Pennsylvania (29). There are distilleries making whiskey in 49 states plus the District of Columbia (still no whiskey being made in Hawaii).