Founded in: 1999
Recommended whiskey: Maryland-Style Rye Whiskey
Charles says: "The brothers started as craft brewers in Michigan, then moved to Colorado and started a distillery. They are a first-class operation, and everything they do is recommended, but the Maryland-style rye is a fun attempt to recreate a lost, historic style. Clean and spicy with a cocoa finish."
Where to find it: You can get it on store and restaurant shelves in California, Nevada, Idaho, Wyoming, Arizona, Colorado, Illinois, Washington DC, Virginia, and Georgia (for lists of individual retailers, look here). For everyone else, keep on pleading with your bartenders.
Adam Lapetina is a Food/Drink staff writer for Thrillist, and is kinda peeved his moonshine distillery didn't make the li-- uh, nothing. Read his musings on Twitter at @adamlapetina.