The spirit world can be a terrifying place. But amongst bottom of the barrel wells, powerful multi-national conglomerates you had no idea existed, and really scary ghosts, there stand a few crafty heroes whose passionate dedication to delicious liquor serves as an inspiration to all. These are the craft distillers.
Admittedly there's no firm definition for "craft". It's kind of like pornography -- you just know it when... you hear your buddies talk about it. So to spotlight the best distillers in America, we asked 15 of our distinguished cocktail writer buddies to pick their 10 favorites and explain why they belong on your shelf.