Craft. Artisanal. Small Batch. Family Ingredients. Al Capone’s Favorite ‘Hooch.’ Yeah. The craft whiskey business in America has gotten pretty good at telling stories about their artfully distilled, high priced whiskeys and ryes. It turns out those stories are mostly fiction. Your average craft whiskey distiller just buys their stuff from a giant old Seagrams distillery called MGPI…in Indiana.
This was a bit of an open secret in the whiskey community, largely unknown by consumers, until The Daily Beast decided to blow the door open on this yesterday. Head over to the Daily Beast to see if your favorite whiskey or rye was actually bought by the gallon from MGPI’s Indiana mega-distillery.