Distiller Profiles

If You Got ‘em, Smoke ‘em

Blazing New Trails The goal of Corsair Artisan is to make unique and innovative spirits. The motto is simple: If it has been done before, we don’t want to do it. Corsair also has a lofty vision: to expand the...

Interview with Karen Hoskin of Montanya Distillers

In the 1880’s mining town of Crested Butte, known as the “official wildflower capital” of Colorado, is one of the country’s most successful rum distilleries: Montanya Distillers, which opened in 2008. President and distiller Karen Hoskin has crafted awarded-winning...

Q&A Paul Hletko

Are you from Chicago/Evanston originally? I was born in Oak Park, IL, and grew up in Michigan. I moved to Chicago in ‘93, and then moved to Evanston to raise my kids. What led you to open a distillery in your...