Craft distillers make whisky as much out of passion as a desire to make money, and that gives them the freedom to try different things…just because. Darek Bell is one of the partners in Corsair Artisan Distillery, based in Nashville, Tennessee and Bowling Green, Kentucky, and he’s written a new book for craft distillers…and those who would like to be. “Alt Whiskeys” outlines some really unusual whiskey recipes, including an 11-grain Bourbon and “Amarillo Aromatherapy Bourbon.” In the news, Adelphi has applied for permits to build Scotland’s newest distillery and Cutty Sark reclaims a piece of its heritage.

Links:   Corsair Artisan Distillery | Adelphi | Maker’s Mark | Glengoyne | Cutty Sark | The Balvenie Rare Craft Fellowship | Balcones Distillery