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  • Artisan distilleries are where liquor is produced, bottled and served.
  • There are 14 licensed artisan distilleries in the state. Michigan is second only to California for these distilleries.
  • In the last decade, the number of small distillers in the U.S. grew from a few dozen to more than two hundred today, now making an array of products from white spirits such as vodka and gin to wide varieties of liqueurs, aged whiskeys and brandies.
  • On February 23, 2010 the Distilled Spirits Council of the United States announced a new Craft Distiller Affiliate Membership program designed to organize the growing number of small distilled spirits producers across the nation and alert them to public policy issues affecting the industry at every level of government.
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