, 2017 : In October 2017, seven New York State distilleries unveiled a new whiskey style/category unique to the state called "Empire Rye." To qualify as Empire Rye, the whiskeys must be made from at least 75% New York State-grown rye, be distilled at a single New York State distillery, be at least two years old and be aged at the barrel entry proof of 115 or lower
Author: Sagamore Jack
, 2015 : The distillers of Maryland joined together to form the Maryland Distillers Guild to promote and protect the industry's rich heritage.
, 1935 : Shortly after Prohibition ended Heaven Hill Distilleries, Inc., was founded in Bardstown, Kentucky by the Shapira family to produce and market Bourbon and premium American Whiskys. Today, the company is the largest independent, family-owned and operated distilled spirits supplier in the country.