Added 16 March, 2013
It seems as though it won't be too long until there's a coffee roaster, brew pub, cacao artisan and micro-distillery in almost every town in America, Europe and beyond. According to an industry analysis presented at the American Distilling Institute (ADI) Conference, there were roughly 50 micro-distilleries operating in the USA in 2005; today there are about 250 spread among 45 states. In ten years it is forecasted that there will be at least 1,000 legal mirco-distilleries in the US. “The renaissance has happened to wine, beer, bread, vegetables … even sauerkraut,” ADI President Bill Owens said. Now the spirits industry is poised to imitate the rise of craft beers.