Commercial Craft Distilling Is On The Rise

If you haven’t noticed, you haven’t been outside in a while. Craft breweries have been popping up all over the world, particularly here in Michigan. The microbrew craze is introducing many quality beers to the market, and consumers are indulging.

But what about people who don’t like beer? Enter craft distilleries, which are gaining traction rapidly. Craft distillers are making their own whiskey, vodka, rum, gin and other liquors, and customers are loving it.

Just as wine connoisseurs will travel nearly anywhere to sample good wine, new craft distilleries are counting on their premium liquors attracting the same type of audience that appreciates a quality drink.

The same attributes that are making craft breweries so successful are also attracting customers to craft distilleries. Local, proud, passionate people are making extremely high quality products that can easily compete on a quality level with national and international brands.

Getting into the Spirit
One of the ways commercial distilleries keep things authentic and local as they grow is sourcing their ingredients from reliable sources like Bremer Authentic Ingredients.

Our warehouse is stocked with ingredients used by many a craft distillery. One in particular is molasses, specifically blackstrap molasses, due to the increasing demand from the more than 30 craft distilleries in Michigan (there were just a few as recently as 2009).

The best liquors require the best sugars, syrups and byproducts (such as the afore-mentioned molasses), and that’s what we’re proud to deliver to our customers.

If you have even a passing interest in authentic spirits, pay your local craft distillery a visit. We’re happy to play a small but important role in this booming industry.