What is Craft Distilling?It’s more easily defined by what it is not. It’s not spirits produced in a factory, in a place you’ve never heard of, in batches with 10s of thousands of gallons at a time. It’s akin to craft beer in the 1980s, it has die-hard fans and it’s poised to re-emerge as a contender to the commercial brands, but most most people don’t know a damned thing about it. Right now the craft distillery scene is driven by an intrepid group of men & women learning their craft in small shops all over the country, sometimes only producing a few hundred gallons a year – a total production far less than commercial “small-batch” runs. They have the flexibility to create, experiment and test the limits of our palates.
We started The Local Still to tell the story and show the face of the hard working men and women who bring us finely crafted booze. We're a couple of whiskey loving guys, fans of good tipple, just like you. You probably won't catch us describing a drink as having "hints of leather" or saying things like "approachable". No, we'll tell you what we like because we think you'll enjoy the journey that brought us there and the stories we share along the way.
The main way we create content is through Instagram (@the_local_still) posts and podcasts. We don't ask distilleries for free stuff because our goal is to support them. Part of the revenue from your donation will be to provide liquor for the Local Stills liquor cabinet as well as fund our future goal of creating a Youtube series based off the podcast.