Top 10 new American whiskey distilleries

14th April, 2015 by Amy Hopkins

American whiskey is currently the fastest-growing spirit category in the world, prompting a number of companies – large and small – to increase their foothold in the sector.


These are some of the most widely-anticipated new American whiskey distilleries

In order to capitalise on the momentous growth in American whiskey around the world, spirits producers have invested millions in building new distilleries to meet soaring interest.

While some are established brands seeking to increase capacity by moving to a larger site, others are smaller start-ups looking to make their first move into the sector.

It’s clear that American whiskey is experiencing unprecedented international demand, which does not look likely to wane any time soon, meaning producers are making desperate bids to increase their stocks.

According to recent figures released by the Distilled Spirits Council of the US (Discus), the flavoured and super-premium variants of American whiskey helped the wider US spirits sector continue to steal market share from beer in 2014.

Larger drinks companies such as Diageo and Pernod Ricard which do not currently have a significant presence in American whiskey have been warned by analysts that they could experience share losses in the key US market.

Furthermore, a number of leading distilleries have announced expansion plans of their existing sites, while a handful of historic mothballed have been reawakened.

With so many new American whiskey distilleries planned, it can be hard to keep track of them all. So click through the following pages to view our pick of the most highly anticipated openings, including those scheduled to launch in the next 12-24 months, and those that have recently become operational.

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