bunghole wrote:What is the future for America's Micro-Distilleries?
bunghole wrote:Would you like to be a Micro-Distiller?
bunghole wrote:How much do you think it would cost?
bunghole wrote:What would you distil?
Oregone wrote:I saw an interesting article recently (LA Times?) on the profusion of west coast micro-distillers. My own, limited, experience with them is that none are taking the years necessary to really age their whiskey before release. The author of the article claimed that some of the samples would cause us to rethink the notion of aging -- I rethought it, all right, for about 10 seconds.
The economics of microbrewing worked, because turnover between production and consumption was so short; it's the reason most of them made ales rather than lagers.
bunghole wrote:Yeah Chris you'd have to start at the county level to get their zoning/planing commisions to approve your land use and building plans. Then submit requests to the state ABC board and fed's B.A.T.F. for permits. Lord only knows how long all that would take. And because you can't count on becoming a registered distilled spirits producer, you can't go ahead a build the stillhouse and rackhouse, or get Vendome to design and fabricate your 'stilling apparatus. Fooey!
It doesn't seem all that difficult to start, at least here in Oregon.
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