The Complete List of American Whiskey Distilleries & Brands
Last Updated: May 15, 2013
This list is an attempt to catalog all current American whiskey distilleries and brands. The idea is that if you see a bottle of American whiskey on the shelf, you should be able to consult this list and figure out who makes and markets it.
The list has two parts. Part I lists all American whiskey distilleries which are currently producing whiskey, or have plans to produce whiskey in the near future, along with their brands, listed by state. Part II lists independent bottlers of American whiskey; that is, companies that buy whiskey from the distilleries listed in Part I and bottle it under their own labels.
These lists do not include all blended whiskey brands or brands that are for export only, though some are mentioned. It also does not include American bottlers of foreign whiskeys (i.e. American bottling companies that bottle Irish or Canadian whiskeys). It also does not include "spirit whiskey," which is whiskey in name only.
April 16: Removed Highball Distilling in Portland, OR, which closed
April 17: 2bar Spirits in Seattle, WA
April 18: Cornelius Pass Roadhouse Distillery in Hillsboro, OR
April 19: Ivy Mountain Distillery in Mt. Airy, GA.
April 20: Bottler - Valentine Distilling Co. in Ferndale, MI
April 20: Round Barn Distillery in Baroda, MI
April 20: Big Cedar Distilling in Sturgis, MI
April 20: Bottler - Temperance Distilling Co. in Temperance, MI
April 20: Bottler - Artesian Distillers in Grand Rapids, MI
April 20: Bottler - Cutler's Artisan Spirits in Santa Barbara, CA
April 25: Montgomery Distillery - Missoula, MT
April 25: Door County Distillery in Sturgeon Bay, WI
May 3: Bottler - Borco in Hamburg, Germany
May 4: Bottler - Spring 44 Distilling in Loveland, CO
May 4: Vermont Spirits in Quechee, VT
May 6: Lo Artisan Distillery in Sturgeon Bay, WI
May 6: Vinn Distillery in Wilsonville, OR
May 6: Willie's Distillery in Ennis, MT
May 7: Bottler - Shadow Beverage Group in Indianapolis, IN
May 7: Boathouse Distillery in Salida, CO
May 10: Bottler - NJoy Spirits in Weeki Wachee, FL
May 11: Bottler - 3 Howls/Backbeat Distillery in Seattle, WA
Alaska Distillery, Wasilla, AK. The furthest north whiskey distillery in the United States, Alaska Distillery makes Alaska Outlaw Whiskey, a whiskey of indeterminate mashbill.
High Spirits Distillery, Flagstaff, AZ. Makers of a mesquite smoked single malt whiskey.
Rock Town Distillery, Little Rock, AR. This distillery makes Rock Town Arkansas Young Bourbon Whiskey, a wheated bourbon, and Arkansas Hickory Smoked Whiskey, a hickory smoked wheat whiskey.
1512 Spirits, Rohnert Park, CA. This micro-micro distillery in Sonoma County makes 1512 Barbershop Rye, an unaged rye whiskey and is working on a wheat whiskey and a bourbon.
American Craft Whiskey Distllery, Ukiah, CA. This is a project of Crispin Cain, a distiller at craft brandy producer Germain-Robin who used Germain-Robin's stills to make Low Gap, an unaged wheat whiskey.
Anchor Distilling (Griffin Group), San Francisco, CA. Old Potrero Single Malt Rye.
Ascendant Spirits, Buellton, CA. This Santa Barbara County distillery is working on Breaker Bourbon, sourced from LDI and Silver Lightning Moonshine, a corn whiskey.
Ballast Point Spirits, San Diego, CA. This brewery and microdistillery makes Devil's Share Whiskey, a malt whiskey.
Bowen's Spirits, Bakersfield, CA. Makers of Bowen's Whiskey.
Charbay, St. Helena, CA. this micro in Napa County has put out two releases of its barley-based, hop flavored whiskey as well as Charbay Double and Twisted Light Whiskey.
Fog's End Distillery/C&C Shine, Salinas, CA. this distillery makes Fog's End Monterey Rye, the corn based California Moonshine and an unaged rye moonshine.
Greenbar Collective, Los Angeles CA. This distillery is working on an organic white whiskey under the label Slow Hand.
Lost Spirits Distillery, Salinas, CA. This distillery makes peated single malt whiskeys under the labels Seascape, Leviathan and Ouroboros.
Old World Spirits, Belmont, CA. These makers of Rusty Blade Gin and La Sorciere Absinthe also make Goldrush Rye Whiskey and Goldrun Rye Whiskey.
St. George, Alameda, CA. The makers of numerous spirits, including St. George Single Malt, also make Breaking and Entering Bourbon, which is a blend of Kentucky bourbons (listed below under independent bottlers).
St. James, Irwindale, CA. Peregrine Rock single malt.
Stillwater Spirits, Petaluma, CA. This distillery, which makes brandy, does not sell its own whiskey yet, but they do distill the corn whiskey used in Wylie Howell Whiskey. They are also working on a bourbon a rye and a malt whiskey under the label Moylan's.
Tahoe Moonshine Distillery, South Lake Tahoe, CA. This distillery is planning to make Stormin' Whiskey, a corn whiskey.
Valley Spirits, Modesto, CA. Valley Spirits currently produces Outlaw Moonshine, an unaged wheat whiskey. They are also planning a barrel aged three grain (corn, wheat and rye) whiskey which they hope to put into barrels in 2012.
Boathouse Distillery, Salida, CO. This distillery plans to release Colorado Moonshine and Rocky Mountain Bourbon and Rye. It is not clear if these are made by the distillery or sourced.
Breckenridge Distillery, Breckenridge, CO. This distillery is bottling a Bourbon composed of a blend of Bourbons sourced from elsewhere and is working on a malt whiskey and their own bourbon.
Colorado Gold, Cedearedge, CO. This distillery makes Colorado Gold Bourbon and Colorado's Own Corn Whiskey.
Dancing Pines Distillery, Loveland, CO. This distillery makes Dancing Pines Bourbon and is working on Wilderness Whiskey.
Deerhammer Distilling Co., Buena Vista, CO. This distillery is planning to release an unaged malt whiskey under the label Whitewater Whiskey and is also planning on an aged malt whiskey under the label Down Time.
Distillery 291, Colorado Springs, CO. This distillery is working on a bourbon, a rye and a malt whiskey.
Downslope Distilling, Centennial, CO. This Colorado distillery makes Double Diamond Whiskey, an Irish style whiskey and is working on a malt whiskey.
Feisty Spirits Distillery, Fort Collins, CO. This distillery is planning on a rye whiskey, a wheat whiskey and two bourbons, one using rye as the secondary grain and one using spelt.
JF Strothman Distillery, Grand Junction, CO. This distillery is planning to make bourbon, corn whiskey and malt whiskey. The corn whiskey will be under the label Judge's Choice.
Leopold Bros., Denver, CO. Leopold Bros. Distillery makes a variety of spirits, including a corn-based American Whiskey, a Maryland style rye and a number of flavored whiskeys made from new make spirit. They are working on a Tennessee style whiskey.
Peachstreet Distillers, Palisade, CO. Colorado Straight Bourbon.
Stranahan's (Proximo Spirits), Denver, CO. Stranahan's Colorado Whiskey, a single malt. They are also planning on releasing Tin Cup Whiskey.
Syntax Spirits, Greeley, CO. This distillery makes Class X White Dog, an unaged, peated whiskey made from malt and wheat and Class X White Cat, an unaged wheat whiskey.
Trail Town Distillery, Ridgeway, CO. This distillery makes a number of spirits including Coyote Light Whiskey, a whiskey made from a corn mash.
Wood's High Mountain Distillery, Salida, CO. This distillery is working on Tenderfoot Whiskey, an unaged whiskey.
Elm City Distillery, Durham, CT. Maker of Nine Square Rye, an unaged rye whiskey.
District of Columbia
New Columbia Distillers, Washington, DC. This distillery currently makes gin but is planning a rye whiskey.
Flagler Spirits, Palm Coast, FL. This Florida distillery makes corn whiskey, much of it sold to other bottlers.
Florida Farm Distillers, Umatilla, FL. This distillery makes Palm Ridge Reserve, which it describes as a "90 proof, young Florida Bourbon-style whiskey."
Free Spirits Distillery, Dawsonville, GA. This distillery is working on Dawsonville Moonshine Corn Whiskey.
Georgia Distilling Co., Milledgeville, GA. This distillery in the exurbs of Atlanta opened in 2011. They make Goodtime Vodka, Goodtime Moonshine and Grandaddy Mims Whiskey and are planning on making bourbon and rye.
Ivy Mountain Distillery, Mt. Airy, GA. This distillery is working on aged and unaged versions of Ivy Mountain Georgia Sour Mash Whiskey, a corn based whiskey and Lovell Bros. Georgia Sour Mash Whiskey.
Moonrise Distillery, Clayton, GA. This distillery has plans for Corn Squeezins Georgia Corn Whiskey.
Thirteenth Colony Distilleries, Americus, GA. Makers of 13th Colony Southern Corn Whiskey, an aged corn whiskey. They are working on a rye as well.
Few Spirits, Evanston, IL. This distillery in the Chicago suburbs makes white whiskey, bourbon and rye.
Koval Distillery, Chicago, IL. This Chicago distillery has released several unaged "white whiskeys" a line of aged whiskeys under the Lion's Pride label. They have a variety of different grain whiskeys, including rye, millet, spelt, wheat and oat, and all of their products are kosher and organic. They are also working on a bourbon.
Mastermind Vodka, Pontoon Beach, IL. This vodka distiller is working on LPR Moonshine, a corn whiskey.
Northshore Distillery, Lake Bluff, IL. This distillery is working on a malt whiskey.
Quincy Street Distillery, Riverside, IL. This Chicago area distillery makes Water Tower White Lightning, an unaged corn whiskey. They are working on Bourbon Spring, a young bourbon which should be released soon, and North American Steamship Rye, a malted rye, for this summer. They are also aging additional bourbons.
Southern Sisters Spirits a.k.a. Grand Rivers Spirits, Carbondale, IL. This distillery is planning to make Red Eye Moonshine, a corn whiskey.
Broadbent Distillery, Norwalk, IA. Makers of Two Jay's Iowa Corn Whiskey.
Cedar Ridge Distillery, Swisher, IA. This winery makes Cedar Ridge Bourbon and is working on a single malt and a wheat whiskey for 2013.
Dehner Distillery, Clive, IA. This distillery is working on Red Boot Corn Whiskey.
Iowa Distilling Co. (Dunkel Corp.), Cumming, IA. This distillery makes Iowa Shine corn whiskey.
Mississippi River Distilling Co., Le Claire, IA. This Iowa distillery makes Cody Road Bourbon, a wheated bourbon, Windmill Rye and is working on Farmer Brown Whiskey, a malt whiskey.
Midwest Grain Products Ingredients (MGPI), Lawrenceburg, IN. Formerly Lawrenceburg Distillers Indiana (LDI) and before that owned by the now dissolved Seagram's company, this large distillery near the Kentucky border makes bourbon, rye, corn, wheat and malt whiskeys as well as gin and neutral spirits. While they don't market any of their own whiskey, the distillery makes whiskey for a growing number of other labels including the following:
4 Spirits Bourbon (4 Spirits)
Backbone Bourbon (Crossroads Vitners/Strong Spirits)
Big Ass Bourbon (Strong Spirits)
Big Bottom Bourbon (Big Bottom)
Bone Snapper Rye (Strong Spirits)
Bulleit Rye (Diageo)
Chattanooga Whiskey 1816 Reserve (Chattanooga Whiskey Co.)
Cougar Bourbon & Rye (Foster's)
Filibuster Bourbon & Rye (M.S. Trading LP)
George Dickel Rye (George Dickel)
High Liquors Bourbon & Rye (High Liquors)
High West (an an element of many of their whiskeys blends)
J. Green Bourbon and Rye (Shadow Beverage Group)
James E. Pepper 1776 Rye (James E. Pepper/Strong Spirits)
Redemption Bourbon & Rye (Dynamic Beverages)
Riverboat Rye (Dynamic Beverages)
Seagram's 7 Blended Whiskey (Diageo)
Smooth Ambler Old Scout Bourbon & Rye (Smooth Ambler)
Spring Mill Bourbon (Heartland Distillers)
Templeton Rye (Templeton)
Temptation Bourbon (Dynamic Beverages)
WH Harrison Bourbon (Tipton Spirits)
Dark Horse Distillery, Lenexa, KS. This distillery makes Long Shot White Whiskey and is working on Lewis Redmond Carolina Bourbon and Dark Horse bourbon and rye.
High Plains Distillery, Atchison, KS. Most Wanted Kansas Bourbon; in the past, they have also made a single malt, a rye and a wheat whiskey, though I'm not sure if they are still making any of those.
Alltech Lexington Brewing & Distilling Co. (Lyons Spirits), Lexington, KY. This brewery makes a malt whiskey, Pearse Lyons Reserve, and Town Branch Bourbon.
Barrel House Distilling Co., Lexington, KY. This microdistillery is currently marketing vodka but has plans for whiskey under the labels Woodshed Whisky and Barrel House Bourbon.
Barton 1792 Distillery (Buffalo Trace/Sazerac Co.), Bardstown, KY. Constellation Brands recently sold this Bardstown gem to Buffalo Trace. Beloved for their Bourbon in Kentucky and for their rye in Wisconsin but little known outside those states, they are the makers of the following, some of which use the designation "Clear Spring Distilling Co." (now that they are owned by Buffalo Trace, it's not always clear which whiskeys are made at Barton, which are made at BT and which might be a blend of the two):
1792 Ridgemont Reserve
Barton Blended Whiskey
Colonel Lee Bourbon and Blended Whiskey
Fleischmann's Rye and Blended Whiskey
Gran Legacy Blended Whiskey
Imperial Blended Whiskey
Old Thompson Blended Whiskey
Sutton Club Blended Whiskey
Trader Joe's Bourbon
Very Old Barton
Brown Forman, Shively, KY. Brown Forman owns three distinct American whiskey distilleries (Shively, Woodford Reserve and Jack Daniel's). Their Shively, Kentucky plant makes Old Forester Bourbon and Early Times Bourbon and Kentucky Whiskey. They also made rye whiskey for Heaven Hill prior to 2010.
Buffalo Trace(Sazerac Co.), Frankfort, KY. Formerly known as Ancient Age, the Buffalo Trace distillery in Frankfort, Kentucky is one of the most loved by whiskey aficionados. They market under one of the most diverse collection of brands (some of which are owned by Age International or Old Rip Van Winkle). They also own the Barton 1792 distillery and it's not always clear which brands are made at Barton and which are made at Buffalo Trace (or which might include some of both):
Ancient Age (Age International)
Blanton's (Age International)
Buffalo Trace Experimental Collection
Elmer T. Lee (Age International)
George T. Stagg
Hancock's Reserve (Age International)
Old Taylor (acquired from Jim Beam)
Rock Hill Farms (Age International)
Sazerac and Thomas H. Handy Rye
Single Oak Project
Van Winkle and Pappy Van Winkle Bourbon and Rye (produced for Van Winkle Distillery)
Corsair Distillery, Bowling Green, KY. This distillery has plans for Bourbon. So far, they are marketing Triple Smoke, a malt whiskey; Wry Moon Unaged Rye Whiskey; Rasputin, a hopped whiskey; an early version of James E. Pepper Bourbon, Graniac 9 Grain Bourbon, and they have plans for many other whiskeys including an oatmeal stout and a chocoalte mocha porter. They have a second distillery in Nashville, Tennessee.
Four Roses (Kirin), Lawrencburg, KY. Four Roses only recently began bringing their Bourbon back to the US. Aside from the Four Roses label, the distillery makes Bulleit Bourbon for Diageo.
Heaven Hill, Bardstown, KY. The last family owned distillery in Kentucky, Bardstown based Heaven Hill's diverse brand portfolio includes Bourbon, rye, Kentucky's only straight wheat whiskey and nearly all of the (non micro) American corn whiskey brands. To make it more confusing. Prior to 2010, Heaven Hill's rye whiskeys were distilled at the Brown Forman Shively distillery.
Blue State Bourbon
Martin Mills (export only)
Mattingly & Moore
Old Whiskey River
Parker's Heritage Collection
Pennypacker (export only for Borco)
Red State Bourbon
Stephen Foster Rye
Bernheim Wheat Whiskey
Jim Beam (Beam Inc.), Clermont & Boston, KY. Jim Beam is the biggest name in Bourbon. The brands made at their signature operation, with facilities in Clermont and Boston, Kentucky, include:
Bourbon de Luxe
Jacob's Ghost White Whiskey
Jim Beam Bourbons and Rye
Kessler Blended Whiskey
Kirkland Signature (for Costco)
Old Bourbon Hollow
Old Overholt Rye
(rī)¹ (Rye One)
Limestone Branch Distillery, Lebanon, KY. Operated by members of the Beam family and opened in 2011, this distillery makes T.J. Pottinger Corn Whiskey.
Maker's Mark (Beam Inc.), ), Loretto, KY. Simplicity reigns at this Jim Beam owned distillery. It makes only one brand - Maker's Mark.
MB Roland Distillery, Pembroke, KY. A microdistillery which makes White Dog and Black Dog brand corn whiskeys and is working on MBR Bourbon.
Old Pogue Distillery, Maysville, KY. The original Old Pogue Distillery closed in the 1940s and the brand survived for years as an independent bottler. In 2012, the Pogue family opened a new distillery in Maysville where they are planning to make Limestone Landing Rye, a single malt rye whiskey.
Wild Turkey (Campari Group), Lawrenceburg, KY. Drinks giant Pernod Ricard recently sold this venerable brand to Italy's Campari. Most of the Bourbons and rye whiskeys made at this Lawrenceburg distillery carry the Wild Turkey name, though they have recently begun to market Russell's Reserve as a separate brand.
Willett Distillery (Kentucky Bourbon Distillers), Bardstown, KY. For years the independent bottler Kentucky Bourbon Distillers (KBD) had talked about refurbishing the old Willett Distillery that they owned. In 2012, they finally finished and started distilling. No word on when any of the Willett whiskey will hit the market.
Woodford Reserve/Labrot & Graham (Brown Forman), Versailles, KY. Brown Forman's second Kentucky distillery makes Bourbons marketed under the Woodford Reserve brand. The regular Woodford Reserve labels (Distiller's Select and Double Oaked) are blends of bourbon made at Woodford and the Brown Forman Distillery, while the annually released Woodford Reserve Master's Collection is made entirely at the Woodford Reserve.
New England Distilling, Portland, ME. This distillery currently produces a gin and a rum and is aging a rye whiskey.
Berkshire Mountain Distillers, Great Barrington, MA. This distillery makes numerous spirits including Berkshire Bourbon, a triple distilled Bourbon, and New England Corn Whiskey.
Bully Boy Distillery, Boston, MA. This distillery makes a white whiskey and an aged wheat whiskey.
McMillan Distillery, Worcester, MA. This distillery is planning on making 130 Bourbon.
Nashoba Distillery, Boston, MA. This winery turned distillery makes Stimulus single malt whiskey.
Ryan & Wood Distillery, Gloucester, MA. This distillery started releasing a straight rye whiskey in 2011. They are planning on wheat and malt whiskeys as well.
Triple Eight Distillery, Nantucket, MA. Notch (i.e., Not Scotch) single malt. They previously made Nor'Easter Bourbon, a sourced bourbon which they aged in Massachusetts.
Big Cedar Distilling, Sturgis, MI. This distillery makes Big Cedar Bourbon.
Grand Traverse Distillery, Traverse City, MI. This microdistillery makes Ole' George Straight Rye Whiskey and a bourbon.
Journeyman Distillery, Three Oaks, MI. This organic distillery makes WR Whiskey, a white rye whiskey, Ravenswood Rye, the first batch of which was made at Koval in Chicago with successive batches being made at the Michigan distillery. They are also working on Silver Cross Whiskey, a four grain whiskey, Featherbone Bourbon, Buggy Whip Wheat Whiskey and Three Oaks Single Malt Whiskey.
Mission Microdistillery (Nothern United Brewing Co.), Traverse City, MI. This distillery is working on a number of whiskeys under the Civilized Spirits label, including a bourbon. It's not clear if they will be sourced or distilled on site.
New Holland Brewing Co., Holland, MI. This micro makes Zepplin Bend Straight Malt Whiskey, Walleye Rye, Malthouse Brewers Whiskey (made from malted barley, smoked barley and rye), Double Down Barley Whiskey, Bill's Wheat Whiskey and Black River Bourbon.
Round Barn Distillery (Entente Spirits), Baroda, MI. This winery makes DiVine Bourbon, a sourced bourbon, and appears to be working on its own bourbon.
Panther Distillery, Osakis, MN. This distillery, opened in July 2012, plans to release an unaged whiskey, White Water Whiskey as well as a bourbon and a rye.
Cathead Distillery (Bottletree Beverage Co.), Madison, MS. This distillery is making a barley based whiskey. They are planning to release Jackson's Mississippi Moonshine, a corn whiskey, and an aged whiskey.
Copper Run Distillery, Walnut Shade, MO. This Ozark distillery located near Branson, Missouri makes rum, vodka and Ozark Mountain Moonshine Corn Whiskey.
Mad Buffalo Distillery, St. Charles, MO. This distillery, which also grows their own grain on a nearby farm, is planning to make bourbon, corn whiskey and a moonshine under the Thunderbeast label.
Ozark Distillery, Osage Beach, MO. This distillery is working on Ozark Distillery Moonshine Corn Whiskey.
Pinckney Bend Distilling Co., New Haven, MO. This distillery is planning on releasing BootDaddy Moonshine, a corn whiskey.
Square One Distillery, St. Louis, MO. This brewery/distillery makes a number of spirits under its Spirits of St. Louis brand including JJ Neukomm Whiskey, a malt whiskey.
Still 630, St. Louis, MO. This distillery plans to make Big Jake White Dog Whiskey and Rally Point Rye.
Glacier Distilling Co., Coram, MT. This Montana distillery makes Glacier Dew, a light whiskey made from a mash of barley, corn and rye; North Fork Flood Stage Whiskey, a whiskey made from barley, corn and rye; Badrock Rye; and Wheatfish Whiskey made from Wheatfish Beer, using a wheat/barley mash. They are also working on Belton Point Bourbon.
Headframe Spirits, Butte, MT. This distillery opened in March 2012 and has put out Neversweat Bourbon, a sourced bourbon, and Destroying Angel Whiskey, which may also be sourced.
Montgomery Distillery, Missoula, MT. They are planning on making bourbon, single malt and rye whiskeys.
Roughstock Distillery, Bozeman, MT. This distillery makes Roughstock Montana Malt Whiskey, Spring Wheat Whiskey and Sweet Corn Whiskey.
Whistling Andy Inc., Bigfork, MT. This microdistillery makes Harvest Select, a four grain whiskey.
Willie's Distillery, Ennis, MT. This distillery is planning on making Bighorn Bourbon, a sourced bourbon.
Sòlas Distillery, La Vista, NE. This distillery makes Joss Vodka and is planning to release a single malt whiskey in 2013.
Las Vegas Distillery, Las Vegas, NV. This is a new distillery with plans for a number of whiskeys, including bourbon, wheat, rye, four grain, malt and oat whiskey as well as Nevada Shine Corn Whiskey.
Jersey Artisan Distilling, Fairfield, NJ. This distillery is planning to make Busted Barrel Bourbon and whiskey for release in 2015.
Don Quixote Distillery, Los Alamos, NM. This distillery makes Blue Corn Bourbon, a wheated blue corn bourbon.
KGB Spirits, Alcalde, NM. This distillery makes vodka and gin, but they also market sourced bourbon and rye under the Taos Lightening label.
Santa Fe Spirits, Santa Fe, NM. This distillery makes Silver Coyote Western Whiskey, an unaged malt whiskey, and is working on Glenkeegan and Colkegan Single Malt Whiskeys.
Albany Distilling Co., Albany, NY. This distillery began distilling in 2012 and is planning to release some new make whiskeys, including Half Moon New Make Whiskey, a whiskey made from a bourbon mash and Coal Yard New Make, a whiskey distilled from rye mash. They are also planning on a bourbon, rye and corn whiskey under the Ironweed label.
Baron Nahmias, Yonkers, NY. This distillery makes Legs Diamond Rye Whiskey, an unaged rye. They are working on a wheat, spelt and corn whiskey, also under the Legs Diamond label.
Black Dirt Distilling Co./Warwick Valley Winery & Distillery, Warwick & Pine Island, NY. The Warwick Winery is opening the Black Dirt Distilling Co. in Pine Island, NY. They plan to release Black Dirt Bourbon, a three year old bourbon distilled at Warwick and then to distill bourbon on site in Pine Island.
Breuckelen Distilling, Brooklyn, NY. This Brooklyn distillery makes wheat and rye under the label 77 Whiskey.
Catskill Distilling Co., Bethel, NY. This distillery makes a vodka and is working on an unaged wheat whiskey and Most Righteous Bourbon.
Coppersea Distilling, West Park, NY. This Ulster County, New York distillery is planning on making bourbon, rye, corn whiskey and rye malt whiskey. It's not clear if they will be distilling or using another distillery.
Delaware Phoenix Distillery, Walton, NY. This upstate New York distillery makes an unaged rye known as Rye Dog.
Finger Lakes Distilling, Burdett, NY. This upstate New York microdistillery is currently marketing Glen Thunder Corn Whiskey, White Pike Whiskey and McKenzie Bourbon and Rye Whiskeys.
Hidden Marsh Distillery, Seneca Falls, NY. Affiliated with Montezuma Winery, this distillery released an unaged corn whiskey called Judd's Wrecking Ball.
Hillrock Estate Distillery, Ancram, NY. This distillery has plans for a malt whiskey and a bourbon.
Kings County Distillery, Brooklyn, NY. Founded in 2010, this New York City distillery is making a corn whiskey moonshine, a rye and a bourbon.
Long Island Spirits, Baiting Hollow, NY. Established in 2007, this distillery makes Pine Barrens Single Malt and is working on Rough Rider Bourbon and Rye.
Tuthilltown, Gardiner, NY. Hudson Baby Bourbon, Hudson Four Grain Bourbon, Hundson Manhattan Rye, Hudson Single Malt and Hudson Corn Whiskey. Their line of whiskeys is owned by the Scottish William Grant & Sons.
Van Brunt Stillhouse, Brooklyn, NY. This distillery opened in April 2012. They are planning on releasing a four grain new make, a malt whiskey, a rye whiskey and a four grain "American Whiskey."
Jeff Taylor Distillery, Burlington, ND. A project of the Pointe of View Winery, this distillery is working on a corn whiskey.
Blue Ridge Distilling Co., Bostic, NC. This distillery is working on Defiant American Single Malt Whisky.
Southern Artisan Spirits, Kings Mountain, NC. This distillery makes gin and has plans for Butcher Whiskey, a three grain whiskey made from rye, corn and barley.
Top of the Hill Distillery (aka Topo Distillery), Chapel Hill, NC. This distillery, opened by a North Carolina brewpub, is planning to make Topo Carolina Whiskey, a wheat whiskey.
Troy & Sons Distillers/Asheville Distilling Co., Asheville, NC. This distillery makes a corn whiskey labeled as Moonshine and is working on Blonde Whiskey a corn/wheat recipe whiskey.
Ernest Scarano Distillery, Gibsonburg, OH. This distillery is ageing rye for its Old Homicide straight rye whiskey, which it hopes to release in 2014. It also plans to release and unaged rye, Whiskey Dick.
Indian Creek Distillery (Staley Mill Farm & Distillery), New Carlisle, OH. This distillery plans to open in 2012 and make Staley Rye Whiskey.
John McCulloch Distillery, Martinsville, OH. This distillery makes Green River Whiskey.
Middle West Spirits, Columbus, OH. This micro distillery mostly focuses on vodka but makes small batches of OYO (O-Why-O) Whiskey, a wheat whiskey and a rye. They are also planning to release a wheated bourbon.
Panther Distillery, Osakis, OH. This distillery is working on a number of whiskeys including both a rye and a wheat recipe bourbon.
Red Eagle Distillery, Geneva, OH. This distillery is working on a merlot finished bourbon for release in April, 2013.
Tom Foolery, Chagrin Falls, OH. This maker of applejack is making bourbon and rye which will appear under the Hebruck label.
Watershed Distillery, Columbus, OH. This distillery makes vodka and gin and is aging a wheated bourbon that it hopes to have ready in 2013.
Woodstone Creek Distillery, Cincinnati, OH. A winery recently turned distillery, Woodstone Creek makes a Bourbon, a malt whiskey and a blended whiskey.
Bull Run Distilling Co., Portland, OR. This large volume microdistillery hopes to make a straight malt whiskey for release in 2013. For now, they are bottling sourced whiskey (see below).
Cascade Peak Spirits, Ashland, OR. This organic vodka distillery has released Cascade Peak Rye, Oldfield Rye and is also working on Bourbon and corn whiskey.
Clear Creek Distillery, Portland, OR. McCarthy's Oregon Single Malt.
Cornelius Pass Roadhouse (CPR) Distillery (McMenamins), Hillsboro, OR. Opened in 2012 by the same group that owns the Edgefiled Distillery, this distillery makes White Owl Whiskey, a wheat whiskey.
Edgefield Distillery (McMenamins), Troutdale, OR. Hogshead single malt and a number of small release whiskeys under the Devil's Bit label.
House Spirits, Portland, OR. In late 2009, this microdistillery released its first malt whiskeys: an unaged whiskey and two three year olds, one at 45% abv and a barrel strength version at 60% abv. They now have a malt under the label Westward.
Oregon Spirit Distillers, Bend, OR. Makers of CW Irwin Bourbon, a four grain straight bourbon.
Ransom Spirits, Sheridan, OR. This winery/distillery makes a number of spirits including Whipper Snapper Oregon Spirit Whiskey and Henry DuYore's bourbon.
Rogue Spirits, Portland, OR. The popular brewery makes Rogue Dead Guy Whiskey, a four grain whiskey and Chatoe Rogue Single Malt Whiskey.
Stein Distillery, Joseph, OR. Makers of Stein Bourbon and Rye.
Stone Barn Brandyworks, Portland, OR. This distillery primarily features brandy and liqueurs but also makes "unoaked" rye and oak whiskeys under the label Hard Eight and a number of aged whiskeys under the label Hoppin' Eights.
Vinn Distillery (Tanoshii Inc.), Wilsonville, OR. This producer of rice based spirits is working on a 100% rice whiskey.
Mountain Laurel Spirits, Bristol, PA. This distillery makes Dad's Hat Rye Whiskey.
Philadelphia Distilling, Philadelphia, PA. This distillery makes an unaged corn based whiskey labeled XXX Shine White Whiskey which it began releasing in spring 2011.
Pittsburgh Distilling Co., Pittsburgh, PA. This craft distillery began operations in 2011 and is planning on making rye and wheat whiskeys under the label Wigle Whiskey. They have so far released unaged versions of their whiskeys.
Sons of Liberty Spirits Co., South Kingstown, RI. This distillery makes Uprising Whiskey, a whiskey distilled from stout and the 1765 Collection, a malt whiskey.
Dark Corner Distillery, Greenville, SC. This distillery makes Dark Corner Moonshine, an unaged corn whiskey and is working on Rooster Shine Corn Whiskey, Joe-Pye Red wheat whiskey, Obsedian single malt whiskey and Independence 1776 Bourbon.
Six & Twenty Distillery, Powdersville, SC. Founded in 2012, this distillery is working on a Six & Twenty Whiksey, a vatting of wheat whiskey and Kentucky bourbon.
Dakota Spirits Distillery, Pierre, SD. This distillery makes Coyote 100 Light Whiskey and Bickering Brothers Blended Whiskey.
Collier and McKeel, Nashville, TN. This company distills a Tenneessee Whiskey (using the Lincoln County process) and a white dog whiskey at the Corsair Distillery in Nashville.
Corsair Distillery, Nashville, TN. This distillery has plans for Bourbon. So far, they are marketing Triple Smoke, a malt whiskey; Wry Moon Unaged Rye Whiskey; Rasputin, a hopped whiskey; and they have plans for many other whiskeys including an oatmeal stout and a chocoalte mocha porter. This is their second distillery, the first is in Bowling Green, KY.
George Dickel (Diageo), Cascade Hollow, Tullahoma, TN. The other Tennessee Whiskey, owned by liquor giant Diageo. In 2012 they will also release a rye distilled at LDI in Indiana.
Jack Daniel's (Brown Forman), Lynchburg, TN. Makers of the world's top selling whiskey, Jack Daniels is, for much of the world, the first and last name in whiskey, not to mention t-shirts, barbecue sauce and other trinkets.
Ole Smoky Distillery, Gatlinburg, TN. This East Tennessee distillery, which opened in July 2010, makes unaged "moonshine" under the label Ole Smoky Moonshine, including corn whiskey and a number of flavored whiskeys.
Popcorn Sutton Distilling (J&M Concepts), Nashville, TN. This company makes Popcorn Sutton's Tennessee White Whiskey, an unaged whiskey. It was originally distilled at Corsair in Nashville. It's unclear if this company now has its own distillery or is still sourcing from Corsair or elsewhere.
Prichard's Distillery, Kelso, TN. This Tennessee microdistillery makes a single malt and a Tennessee Whiskey. It also bottles a bourbon that it gets from another distillery (see independent bottlers, below).
Balcones Distillery, Waco, TX. This distillery released the first run of their Baby Blue blue corn whiskey in September 2009. They also make Brimstone Corn Whiskey, a smoky corn whiskey, and a malt whiskey.
Bone Spirits, Smithville, TX. This distillery plans to release Fitch's Goat Corn Whiskey, as well as a vodka, moonshine and gin, in 2012.
Dallas Distilleries Inc., Garland Texas. This distillery is working on Herman Marshall Bourbon and Rye.
Firestone & Robertson Distilling Co. (aka F&R), Fort Worth, TX. This distillery is working on a bourbon but has so far released a sourced blended whiskey under the label TX Whiskey.
Garrison Brothers Distillery, Hye, TX. Garrison Brothers Distillery makes Garrison Brothers Bourbon.
Ranger Creek Brewing and Distilling, San Antonio, TX. In 2011, this distillery released its Ranger Creek .36 Texas Bourbon. It is also working on a straight bourbon and a malt whiskey.
Rebecca Creek Distillery, San Antonio, TX. This distillery is currently making a vodka and a sourced, blended whiskey (Rebecca Creek Fine Texas Whiskey) and plans to release a malt whiskey in 2012.
Yellow Rose Distilling, Pinehurst, TX. Located just north of Houston, this distillery is working on Outlaw Bourbon, made from a 100% corn mash, and a single malt.
High West Distillery, Park City, UT. This Utah distillery has had success as an independent bottler (see below), but they are now also distilling whiskey. Under the Silver Whiskey label they make an oat whiskey and a malt whiskey.
Green Mountain Distillers, Stowe, VT. This Vermont microdistillery is currently aging an organic single malt.
Vermont Spirits, Quechee, VT. This distillery is planning to release Black Snake Whiskey, which appears to be a corn whiskey.
A. Smith Bowman (Buffalo Trace/Sazerac Co.), Fredericksburg, VA. Buffalo Trace owned A. Smith Bowman redistills whiskey originally distilled at the Buffalo Trace Kentucky distillery. They market Bourbon under the labels Virginia Gentleman, Bowman Brothers and John J. Bowman. They are also making a rye whiskey under the label Abraham Bowman Virginia Whiskey.
Belmont Farms/Stillhouse Distillery, Culpeper, VA. This distillery which formerly made Virginia Lightening corn whiskey and Kopper Kettle three grain whiskey appears to have changed hands and now makes The Original Moonshine Clear Corn Whiskey and is planning a new Kopper Kettle Virginia Whiskey.
Catoctin Creek Distillery, Purcellville, VA. This Virginia distillery makes Roundstone Rye, an organic rye whiskey made from 100% rye as well as Mosby's Spirit, an unaged rye spirit.
Copper Fox Distillery, Sperryville, VA. Makers of Wasmund's single malt whiskey as well as Copper Fox Rye Whiskey.
George Washington Distillery Mount Vernon, VA. Probably the most unique distillery project in the United States. Around 2000, the Mount Vernon trust began excavating the first president's distillery near the estate. They restored the still that he used to make rye whiskey and retained former Maker's Mark distillery manager Dave Pickerell to distill a rye whiskey based on Washington's original recipe. In 2010, they released a very limited bottling of George Washington Rye distilled at Mount Vernon.
Reservoir Distillery, Richmond, VA. This Richmond distillery makes Reservoir Bourbon, rye and wheat whiskey.
Virginia Distillery Co., Eades Hollow, VA. The Virginia Distillery Company is building a distillery to produce Scotch style single malt whiskey. They currently bottle Scotch under the label Eades Double Malt Whisky. Famed Scotch Distiller Jim McEwan of Bruichladdich is listed as the Master Distiller for Virginia Distillery.
Virginia Distilling Co. (Legacy Artisan Distillers), Virgilina, VA. This distillery is working on Four Whitts Virginia Belle Corn Whiskey.
Virginia Sweetwater Distillery (Appalachian Mountain Spirits), Marion, VA. This distillery is working on Virginia Sweetwater Moonshine, a corn whiskey and War Horn Whiskey.
2bar Spirits, Seattle, WA. This distillery makes a corn whiskey under the label 2bar Spirits Moonshine and is aging a bourbon.
3 Howls Distillery/Backbeat Distillery, Seattle, WA. This bottler plans to release Backbeat Bourbon, distilled in Tennessee (likely by Corsair).
Bainbridge Organic Distillers, Bainbridge Island, WA. This organic distillery makes Bainbridge Battle Point Organic Whiskey, a wheat whiskey.
Black Heron Spirits, West Richland, WA. This distillery makes Desert Lightning Corn Whiskey and is working on another corn whiskey labeled Monti's Cellar Wild West Whiskey.
Black Sam Distillery/Sylvia Creek Distillery, Monsanto, WA. This distillery is planning on making a bourbon and an unaged whiskey.
Blue Spirits Distilling, Chelan, WA. This distillery is working on a bourbon called Local Choice.
Carbon Glacier Distillery, Wilkeson, WA. This distillery opened in 2012 and makes Stocking Stuffer Whiskey. They are also working on a bourbon and a malt whiskey.
Deception Distilling, Anacortes, WA. This distillery is planning on making Skagit Moon Corn Whiskey.
Dry County Distillery, Marysville WA. This distiller makes a number of spirits and is working on an Irish style whiskey, though it is not clear if they are distilling it themselves.
Dry Fly Distilling, Spokane, WA. This distillery makes a 100% wheat whiskey and a bourbon and working on a triticale (a rye/wheat hybrid) whiskey.
Ellensburg Distillery, Ellensburg, WA. In late 2009, Ellensburg released its first bottles of Gold Buckle Club Washington Frontier Style Whisky, a malt whiskey. They also make Wildcat White Moonshine and appear to be working on a rye.
Ezra Cox Distillery, Centralia, WA. This distillery is making an unaged single malt whiskey.
Fremont Mischief Distillery, Seattle, WA. This distillery makes John Jacob Whiskey and bottles two 8 year old Canadian whiskeys under the labels Fremont Mischief whiskey and Commemorative Soldier Whiskey. All are made from a 100% rye mash.
Golden Distillery, Bow, WA. This distillery makes two malt whiskeys: Samish Bay Whiskey and White Gold Whiskey.
Heritage Distilling, Gig Harbor, WA. This distillery plans to make whiskey under the labels Elk Rider and Wherskey as well as bottlings of bourbon, rye, wheat and malt whiskey under the Cask Club label.
It's 5, Cashmere, WA. This microdistillery makes Block & Tackle Sunshine Corn Whiskey and a moonshine under the Block & Tackle label. They are also working on a bourbon and a rye under the It's 5 label; it appears that they may be using sourced whiskeys.
J.P. Trodden Distilling, Woodinville, WA. This distillery is planning to release J.P. Trodden Bourbon in 2013.
Mac Donald Distillery, Snohomish, WA. This distillery makes a wheat-based white whiskey under the label Ty Wolfe Whiskey and also makes Headwaters Whiskey for Skip Rock Distillers.
Mount Baker Distillery, Bellingham, WA. This distillery is planning on making Mt. Baker Moonshine, a corn whiskey.
Oola Distillery, Seattle, WA. This craft distillery makes Waitsburg Bourbon which appears to be a sourced bourbon.
Parliament Distillery, Sumner, WA. This distillery is working on Ghost Owl Whisky, an unaged malt whiskey.
Seattle Distilling Co., Vashon, WA. This distillery plans to make Snake Whiskey, a whiskey made from undisclosed grains.
Second Chance Spirits, Prosser, WA. This distillery makes a number of spirits and is working on a wheat whiskey and a rye under the label Blue Flame Spirits.
Tatoosh Distillery, Seattle, WA. This distillery is planning to make Northwest Blended Whiskey, Northwest Reserve Whiskey and Tatoosh Bourbon, to be bottled at Bendistillery in Oregon.
Walla Walla Distilling Co., Walla Walla, WA. This distillery makes a white whiskey and plans to release a sourced blend of straight whiskeys.
Wishkah River Distillery, Aberdeen, WA. This distillery is working on a number of spirits, including Thirteen Corners, an unaged malt whiskey.
Woodinville Whiskey Co., Woodinville, WA. Working with Dave Pickerell, this distillery makes Headlong White Dog Whiskey, Mashbill No. 9 Bourbon and 100% Rye.
Isaiah Morgan Distillery, Summersville, WV. A winery that makes an unaged rye as well as Southern Moon, an unaged corn liquor.
Pinch Gut Hollow Distillery (Heston Farm), Fairmont, WV. This distillery branch of Heston Farm Winery makes Buckwheat Moon, a buckwheat whiskey, and is working on Dixon Corn Whiskey.
Smooth Ambler Spirits, Maxwelton, WV. This distillery produces an unaged bourbon under the label Exceptional White Whiskey and a wheated bourbon under the label Yearling Bourbon. They are also releasing sourced, LDI distilled bourbons and a rye under the label Smooth Ambler Old Scout.
West Virginia Distilling Co., Morgantown, WV. They distill corn whiskey to use in their Mountain Moonshine Spirit Whiskey.
45th Parallel Spirits, New Richmond, WI. This distillery, on the Wisconsin/Minnesota border, makes Border Bourbon and New Richmond Rye.
Door County Distillery, Sturgeon Bay, WI. This distillery is working on a single malt whisky.
Great Lakes Distillery, Miwaukee, WI. In March, 2010, this micro issued a very limited release of Bourbon and they are working on a rye whiskey as well. They also make Kinnickinnic Blended Whiskey, a blend of Kentucky bourbon and malt whiskey made by the distillery.
Lo Artisan Distillery, Sturgeon Bay, WI. This distillery makes a traditional Hmong rice spirit and are working on an aged rice whiskey under the label Yerlo Whiskey X.
Old Sugar Distillery, Madison, WI. Makers of Queen Jennie Sorghum Whiskey.
Yahara Bay Spirits, Madison, WI. Makers of Yahara Bay Lightening, an unaged whiskey and Yahara Bay Whiskey, both are four grain whiskeys (corn, barley, wheat and rye) as well as V Bourbon and Charred Oak Bourbon. They also make Charred Oak Bourbon and rye for RJR Spirits, Death's Door Whiskey for Death's Door Spirits and Ugly's Moonshine.
Wyoming Whiskey, Kirby, WY. Wyoming Whiskey have plans to make "America's next great bourbon." They started distilling in July 2009.
II. INDEPENDENT BOTTLERS
Technically, not all of the companies listed below are bottlers. Some are simply brand owners that contract out bottling to another company. There are often long corporate and contractual trails that an independent Bourbon takes, from distiller to bottler to brand owner/distributor, which makes it hard to identify who produces, bottles and/or owns any given independently bottled whiskey, but I've done my best to identify what I can.
4 Spirits Distillery, Adair Village, OR. This company bottles 4 Spirits Bourbon, which is distilled at LDI in Indiana.
35 Maple Street Spirits (TOG Wines), Sonoma, CA. 35 Maple is the spirits division of The Other Guys (TOG), a Sonoma wine company run by the Sebastiani family. They bottle Masterson's Rye Whiskey, a Canadian rye, and are planning to bottle a Canadian malt and wheat whiskey as well as a bourbon.
Alchemist Beverage Co., Scotland, UK. This indpendent bottler of single malt Scotch and brandy has done at least one bottling of Heaven Hill bourbon.
Arizona Distilling Co., Tempe, AZ. This bottler plans to release Copper City Bourbon and a rye whiskey that appears to be sourced from MGP.
Artesian Distillers, Grand Rapids, MI. The company markets Prohibition Edition Kentucky Bourbon.
Bardstown Barrel Selections, Bardstown, KY. A bottling company that bottles Dynamic Beverages products (Redemption Bourbon and rye, Riverboat Rye, Temptation Bourbon).
Big Bottom Whiskey, Hillsboro, OR. This Oregon based independent bottler bottles Bourbon made by LDI.
Bitter Truth, Bruggen, Germany. This German company makes Bitter Truth Rye Whiskey, a 24 year old cask strength Kentucky rye whiskey, exclusively for the European market.
Borco, Hamburg, Germany. This importer/bottler bottles Pennypacker Bourbon, distilled by Heaven Hill.
Brave Spirits, Narberth, PA. This company markets military-themed spirits, including First In Blended Whiskey, which it says is distilled and aged in Kentucky.
Bull Run Distilling Co., Portland, OR. This distillery is ageing its own whiskey but meanwhile has released Temperance Trader, a sourced bourbon.
Cacao Prieto, Brooklyn, NY. This chocolate producer and distillery bottles Widow Jane Kentucky Bourbon and makes Bloody Butcher Bourbon and Widow Jane Rye Whiskey. They are working on a Widow Jane Bourbon made by the distillery.
California Vineyards, Inc. (CVI Brands), San Carlos, CA. CVI owns the Black Maple Hill label, which is bottled by KBD and includes premium, aged Bourbons and ryes.
Chatham Imports, New York, NY. This company sells Bourbon and rye under the Michter's label, which is bottled for them by Kentucky Bourbon Distillers (see below). Michter's was a Pennsylvania distillery, the last of whose Bourbon is owned and bottled by Preiss Imports (see below). This Michter's brand has nothing to do with that distillery except that Chatham now owns the name.
Chattanooga Whiskey Co., Chattanooga, TN. This company is marketing an LDI whiskey bottled by Strong Spirits under the label Chattanooga Whiskey 1816 Reserve.
Cleveland Whiskey, Cleveland, OH. This company is developing an accelerated ageing process to age young whiskey. They are using sourced Kentucky bourbon for their experiments and plan to come out with their first product in 2013: Black Reserve Bourbon.
Conecuh Ridge Whiskey (Spirits Acquisition Corp.), Orange Beach, AL. This Alabama bottler uses Kentucky Bourbon for its Clyde May's Conecuh Ridge Whiskey. The "made in Bardstown, KY" label narrows the suspects to Heaven Hill, Tom Moore or KBD.
Crossroad Vintners, Indianapolis, IN. This distributor markets Backbone Bourbon, a bourbon distilled by LDI and bottled by Strong Spirits.
Cutler's Artisan Spirits, Santa Barbara, CA. This company is planning to come out with 33 Bourbon, a sourced whiskey likely from MGP and Cutler's Silver Whiskey, an unaged whiskey.
Diageo, London, UK. The world's largest spirits corporation owns the George Dickel Tennessee Whiskey distillery, but they don't own any Bourbon or rye distilleries. To get into the Bourbon game, they released Bulleit Bourbon, which is made for them by Four Roses, and Bulleit Rye which is distilled by LDI. They also own the I.W. Harper Bourbon label which is now used only for export to Asia, Seagram's 7 Crown blended whiskey and Jeremiah Weed flavored and blended whiskeys.
Death's Door Spirits, Washington Island, WI. This company is working on its own distillery but for now its Death's Door Wheat Whiskey is distilled by Yahara Bay Spirits.
Dynamic Beverages, Norwalk, CT. This company owns Redemption Bourbon, Redemption Rye, Riverboat Rye and Temptation Bourbon. They are distilled at LDI in Indiana and bottled by Bardstown Barrel Selections and Strong Spirits.
Distilled Spirits Epicenter, Louisville, KY. This company is marketing Clarion blended whiskey, distilled by LDI.
Eastside Distilling, Portland, OR. Makers of Burnside Bourbon, Rye and Corn Whiskey, sourced whiskeys.
Florida Caribbean Distillers, Auburndale, FL. This company bottles Kentucky Old Reserve Bourbon, Colville Bourbon and a number of blended whiskeys, including Kentucky Prize and Alibi.
Foster's Group, Melbourne, Australia. Australian for beer is apparently also Australian for whiskey. Foster's sells Cougar Bourbon and rye in Australia (export only), distilled at Lawrenceburg Distillers Indiana (see above).
Frank-Lin Distillers, San Jose, CA. Frank-Lin is a distributor of a number of Kentucky Bourbon brands of indeterminate origin for which they may also own the brands. They include:
Sec8onds Rye Whiskey
They also distribute blended whiskeys uneder the Potter's, Glenwood and Barret's labels as well as Wathen's Bourbon, though that brand is owned by the Medley family, formerly of the Medley distillery.
Gatlinburg Barrelhouse, Gatlinburg, TN. This company bottles Davy Crocketts Tennessee Whiskey and Cooter Brown Blended Whiskey.
Griffin Ranch Micro Distillery, Swisher, IO. This distillery markets Griff's Cowboy Whiskey, a corn whiskey distilled by the Cedar Ridge Distillery, also in Swisher, Iowa.
Haas Brothers, San Francisco, CA. Haas brothers is a century old spirits importer which has recently revived the Cyrus Noble bourbon brand, which is an independent bottling of a Heaven Hill bourbon.
Heartland Distillers/Colglazier & Hobson, Indianapolis, IN. This bottler is working on Spring Mill Indiana Bourbon, an LDI bourbon.
High Liquors. High Liquors markets vodka, tequila, whiskey and rum under the High label. Their whiskey is a blend of bourbon and rye distilled at LDI. They currently market their spirits only in Kentucky and Indiana.
High Spirits Importing, Addison, IL. This importer sells Whiskey Trails Bourbon, bottled by KBD, as well as Scotch under the Whisky Thieves and other labels.
High West Distillery, Park City, UT. This Utah distillery makes their own oat and rye whiskey but also bottles a number of rye whiskeys and Bourye, a blend of Bourbon and rye whiskey. Their ryes come from the Barton and LDI distilleries and the Bourbon in Bourye comes from Four Roses.
Indio Spirits, Portland, OR. This bottler produces many sourced spirits, including James Oliver Rye.
James E. Pepper. This is a private label based on a historical brand. It has released James E. Pepper 1776 Bourbon and Rye. The original bourbon was distilled at Corsair; the rye was distilled at LDI and bottled by Strong Spirits.
Jem Beverage Co., Carrollton, TX. This company markets blended whiskey, a bourbon and a rye from an undisclosed distillery under the label Red River and is going to release Texas Shine and South House Moonshine.
Josiah Thedford & Sons, Louisville, KY. This short-lived company made Thedford Colonial Style Bourbon, which was sourced from a Kentucky distillery. They seem to have gone out of business a few years ago, but bottles remain on some shelves.
Kentucky Bourbon Distillers (KBD), Bardstown, KY. KBD is the big daddy of Bourbon and rye Bottling, and many of their brands are popular and have garnered positive reviews. They own and recently began distilling at the old Willett Distillery in Bardstown, Kentucky, but their current whiskeys on the market are all the products of other distillers. While they distribute some of their own bottlings, they also bottle spirits for other companies, such as Classic Cask and Michter's, and they likely bottle some or all of Black Maple Hill Bourbons and ryes as well.
Classic Cask (bottled for Spirit Imports, Inc., see below)
Michter's Bourbon and Rye (bottled for Chatham Imports, see above).
Pure Kentucky XO
Vintage Bourbon and Rye
Whiskey Trails (Bottles for High Spirits Importing)
Laird & Co., Scobeyville, NJ. The makers of Laird's Applejack also bottle Banker's Club Bourbon and G&W Private Stock Bourbon as well as blended whiskeys under the labels Banker's Club, Five O'Clock, Senator's Club, Kassers 51, Seven Star and Willam Penn.
LeVecke Corp. (aka Fairmont Ltd.), Mira Loma, CA/Londonberry, NH. This distributor markets sourced Kentucky bourbons under the label Jesse James, Courtney & Woods, Zachory Boone, American Pride, Sterling, Heritage, Prestige, American Distilling & Bottling Co., American Distilling Co. and Watkins and blended whiskeys under the labels American Pride, Heritage, Sterling, Prestige, 75 South, American Distilling & Bottling Co., American Distilling Co. and Bar Code.
Louisville Distilling Company, Louisville, KY. Former Brown Forman distiller Lincoln Henderson has plans for a new microdistillery, but for now is releasing Angel's Envy, a Bourbon distilled elsewhere and then finished in port pipes.
Luxco Inc., St. Louis, MO. Luxco sells Bourbon under multiple brands, including Ezra Brooks, Rebel Yell, Rebel Reserve, Yellowstone, Bellows, David Nicholson 1843 and Daviess County as well as Wall Street Blended Whiskey.
M.S. Trading LP, Alexandria VA. This company owns Filibuster Bourbon and Rye, which is distilled at LDI in Indiana and bottled by Strong Spirits.
Maison de la Vie Ltd./Golden Moon Distillery, Golden, CO. This bottler is releasing sourced whiskeys under the Gun Fighter label, including a bourbon, a rye and an American Whiskey which is a blend of LDI and Kentucky whiskey.
Mango Bottling Inc., Cocoa, FL. Known primarily for something called Tooters, this company also markets Kentucky bourbons under the labels 1812 Special Reserve, Sweet Hollow and Owen's Rare and another bourbon of unknown provenance under the label Double Spur.
McCormick Distilling Co., Weston, MO. Unlike some of the entries on this list which call themselves distillers, this Missoui producer is an actual distillery. For years, this distillery made Platte Valley Corn Whiskey at their Missouri plant. McCormick still owns the brand but are now sourcing the whiskey from Kentucky; given that Heaven Hill is the only Kentucky macrodistillery producing corn whiskey, they are a pretty safe bet. McCormick also markets a Kentucky bourbon and a blended whiskey under the McCormick label and Triple Crown Blended Whiskey.
McLain and Kyne Distillery (Castle Brands), Louisville, KY. McLain and Kyne bottles Bourbon and rye under the brands Jefferson and Jefferson Reserve. They used to own the Sam Houston brand as well, but that appears to now be owned by Western Spirits.
Mile High Spirits, Denver, CO. This private bottler opened a microdistillery in 2012, though it is not clear that they are distilling whiskey. They are bottling Fireside Whiskey, a straight whiskey made from undisclosed grain and made at an undisclosed Colorado distillery.
Missouri Spirits House, Springfield, MO. This company bottles a bourbon, a rye and a corn whiskey under its "House" label.
Nelson's Greenbrier Distillery, Nashville, TN. This bottler is named after a historic, now defunct Tennessee distillery. They bottled Belle Meade, a sourced Kentucky bourbon and are working on Tennessee Eagle, a Tennessee Bourbon.
NJoy Spirits, Weeki Wachee, FL. Bottler of Wild Buck Rye Whiskey.
North Texas Distillers, Lewisville, TX. This distillery makes vodka and has released 1835 Bourbon which appears to be sourced.
Old Pogue, Campbellsville, KY. Bottlers of Bourbon under the Old Pogue label, they opened a distillery in 2012.
Old Rip Van Winkle Distillery, Louisville, KY. Old Rip Van Winkle is the bottling company of Julian Van Winkle whose family owned the old Stitzel-Weller distillery which closed in 1991. The company works in conjunction with the Buffalo Trace distillery which makes much of their Bourbon and rye whiskey, but some of their older bottlings include old stocks from Stitzel-Weller.
Old Tahoe Distillery, Caldwell, ID. This company appears to be affiliated with Koenig Winery & Distillery, also in Caldwell, Idaho. They are marketing Old Tahoe Rye.
Original Texas Legend Distillery, Orange, TX. This company is marketing Troubadour Bourbon, which appears to be a sourced bourbon.
Paramount Distillers (owned by Luxco Inc.), Cleveland, OH. This company sells Gold Award Blended Whiskey, Blanchard's Blended Whiskey and makes private label Kentucky bourbons under the labels Rod & Rifle, Old Gilson and Fro among others.
Phillips Union/United State Distilled Products/Crosby Lake Spirits, Princeton, MN. These related bottling companies bottle a wide variety of spirits, including Phillips Union Whiskeys, Paddleford Creek Bourbon, Broken Bell Bourbon, Black Eagle Bourbon, KFB Bourbon and Wakefield Blended Whiskey. It appears that they own some labels but also do contract bottling.
Preiss Imports (Anchor Distillery/Griffin Group), San Diego, CA. Preiss imports is a bottler and importer that bought up the old stocks of A.H. Hirsch from the closed Michter's distillery in Pennsylvania. (The Michter's name is now used by Chatham Imports to bottle unrelated whiskey). They are bottling the last of the old Michter's Bourbon as A.H. Hirsch, but they are also using the Hirsch name on a variety of whiskeys, including a Canadian whisky, a rye and an "American whiskey," none of which appear to have any relation to A.H. Hirsch.
Prichard's Distillery, Kelso, TN. This Tennessee microdistillery makes its own rum and malt whiskey; they also bottle a Kentucky Bourbon under the label Prichard's Double Barreled Bourbon Whiskey.
Prohibition Spirits, Sonoma, CA. This company bottles Hooker's House Bourbon, a Kentucky bourbon which they finish in Pinot Noir casks, General's Reserve Bourbon, and LDI bourbon, and LDI rye and a corn whiskey, and they are working on Bounty Hunter Bourbon, a sourced bourbon.
Reece's Distilled Spirits, Nixa, MO. This company is planning to release a moonshine and a bourbon under the Reece's label.
Royal Wine Corp., Bayonne, NJ. This kosher wine company is the distributor of the only certified kosher Kentucky Bourbons -- Old Williamsburg and Peter Jake's.
RJR Spirits, Marietta, GA. This company produces Charred Oak Bourbon, which appears to be distilled by Yahara Bay Distillers in Wisconsin.
Shadow Beverage Group, Indianapolis, IN. This company plans to release Bourbon Brothers Whiskey as well as bourbon and rye under the J. Green label distilled at MGPI.
Smooth Ambler Spirits, Maxwelton, WV. This microdistillery is releasing a sourced bourbon distilled by LDI under the label Smooth Ambler Old Scout Straight Bourbon Whiskey.
Spirit Imports, Inc., Sunrise, FL. This is the distributor and may also be the owner of the Classic Cask line bottled by Kentucky Bourdon Distillers (see above).
Spring 44 Distilling, Loveland, CO. This company is planning to release a Kentucky Bourbon.
St. George, Alameda, CA. This distillery makes its own malt whiskey but also makes Breaking and Entering Bourbon, a blend of Kentucky bourbons.
Strong Spirits, Inc., Bardstown, KY. This Bardstown company bottles 80 Strong Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey (distilled by Heaven Hill), Big Ass Small Batch Bourbon (distilled at LDI), Shippen Bros. Bleu Sky Rye, Filibuster Bourbon and Rye (distilled at LDI), Homestead Bourbon (distilled at LDI), James E. Pepper bourbon and rye, Backbone Bourbon, Bone Snapper Rye, Corn Star Corn Whiskey (LDI) and others. They also bottle whiskeys for Dynamic Beverages.
Templeton Rye, Templeton, IA. This Iowa company's Templeton Rye uses rye distilled by Lawrenceburg Distillers Indiana (see above).
Temperance Distilling Co., Temperance, MI. This company sells TDC Well Whiskey.
Tennessee Spirits Co (Capital Brands LLC), Pewaukee, WI. Marketers of Breakout Rye and Jailers Tennessee Whiskey. The company is owned by Florida based Capital Brands and also seems to go by or be affiliated with Midwest Custom Bottlings. This company now appears to be affiliated with Luxco.
TerrePure Spirits (Terressentia Corp.), Ladson, SC. This company buys spirits, including whiskey, and treats them with its TerrePURE process which it claims "uses ultrasonic energy-driven oxidation to complete reactions that fail to complete during the primary distillation," thereby removing cogeners. The company then bottles the spirits under private labels for restaurants, hotels, retailers, etc. They also have a few labels in general release such as Winchester Bourbon.
Tipton Spirits, Brazil, IN. This bottler makes W.H. Harrison Indiana Bourbon, which is probably distilled at LDI.
Traverse City Whiskey Co., Empire, MI. This company has released a straight bourbon which appears to be sourced from elsewhere, possibly from Ugly Dog Distillery in Chelsea, MI.
Underdog Spirits (Golden State Vintners/The Wine Group), Cutler & Ripon, CA. Bottlers of Big House Bourbon.
Valentine Distilling Co., Ferndale, MI. This vodka bottler is planning on Woodward Limited Whiskey, a bourbon.
Valley Shine Distillery, Mount Vernon, WA. Bottler of Benjamin's Bourbon.
Vision Wine & Spirits, Secaucus, NJ. This importer/marketer markets John B. Stetson bourbon, a Kentucky bourbon that appears to be distributed by Frank-Lin.
Wathen's Bourbon, Owensboro, KY. Wathen's Bourbon is owned by the Medley family, formerly of the closed Medley distilley, which is owned by Angostura who may or may not reopen it. Wathen's is distributed by Frank-Lin (see above).
Western Spirits, Bowling Green, KY. This company markets Whitetail Whiskey, Sam Houston Whiskey, Calumet Farm Bourbon, Rodeo Bourbon and Lexington Bourbon. Their whiskeys are bottled by Three Springs Bottling Co.
WhistlePig Farm, Shoreham, VT. Founded by former Maker's Mark Master Distiller Dave Pickerell, WhistlePig has said it plans to open a distillery and make rye whiskey. For now, they have bottled a Canadian rye as WhistlePig Straight Rye Whiskey. WhistlePig Rye is imported and bottled by Raj Peter Bhakta's Goamericago Beverages.
Whitmeyer's Distilling Co., Houston, TX. This company is planning to release what appears to be a sourced bourbon.
Wylie Howell Spirits, Walnut Creek, CA. Wylie Howell Whiskey is a corn whiskey distilled by Stillwater Spirits in Petaluma, CA to the specifications supplied by Wylie Howell Spirits.
If you know of any brands or distilleries not mentioned on this list, please let me know, and if you are from one of these distilleries, I'd love to hear from you about your plans and progress.