“As a category, American single malt has definitively arrived,” said Huffpost. “It’s ready for official recognition that will allow the category to fully mature and flourish—and whiskey lovers all over the world will be all the better for that.”

Copperworks and more than 70 distillers of American Single Malt Whiskey throughout the U.S. agree it’s time the category be officially recognized. The distilleries created the American Single Malt Whiskey Commission to establish, promote, and protect the category of American Single Malt Whiskey. Read more about the commission and the proposed characteristics for a “Standard of Identity” for American Single Malt Whiskey.