There is a new Spirits Movement in New York and craft distilleries could be the new microbreweries. For the first time since prohibition New York is producing spirits and like the craft brewery movement that has come into it’s own artisanal distilleries have the potential to be the next big thing. Farm Distillery Licenses allow New York micro distillers to act much like small wineries, producing spirits, conduct tastings and sell their own products on-site. The Farm Distillery License requires the use of 80% local ingredients in the production process but the upside is the possibility of a new sustainable industry in New York.
Is this the next craft-brewing movement? With the price of a micro-distillery license coming down and the increased popularity of buying local New York may see distillery hobbyists become the next class of entrepreneurs.