Craft distillers are small, boutique, independent and traditional distillers that produce beverage grade alcohol in relatively small quantities. Craft distillers are actively involved in every aspect of the distillation of the spirit, from ingredient selection to bottling and labeling. Some Craft micro-distilleries even take this one step further and grow the grains they use to produce distilled liquors.
The modern micro-distilling "craft" movement grew out of the beer micro-brewing trend, and the term "craft" brings to mind the idea of starting with raw materials and creating distilled liquors with a high attention to detail. Craft distillers consider that in order to be true to the art of making distilled liquors one must not only care about the end result, but also about the process and the impact of its production. In this way craft distilling sets itself apart from the larger, more established distilleries.
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The Ontario Craft Distillers Association (OCDA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the success of Craft Distilleries in the Province of Ontario, Canada. For more information on the OCDA or our constituents please contact us directly. You can also get social with OCDA on Facebook and Twitter.