Microdistilleries flourish in the USA
Obscured by the larger microbrewery boom, microdistilleries have begun to flourish in the USA. There are already a hundred, with ten or twenty more started annually. They produce whiskey, gin, and especially vodka. A New York Times story begins with an unsuccessful Kansas cattle rancher who is becoming wealthy from making vodka. He jokes that he is the seventh generation distiller in his family, simply the first to make liquor legally. For more, see here.