This was the first annual release of my series that sought to gather various craft and NDP offerings throughout the USA and see how the industry was doing. It turned into a fun, 24 day long goose chase of interesting and weird whiskeys. Some weren’t half bad. Some were terrible. One thing I learned for sure: the Craft Whiskey Crackdown will now be a yearly series to see how the landscape of micro producers and non-distilling producers changes from year to year in the USA.