The American Craft Whiskey Distillery is a collaboration between distiller Crispin Cain (Germain-Robin absinthe, Crispin’s Rose liqueur) and Ansley Coale of Craft Distillers. Crispin apprenticed for seven years with Hubert Germain-Robin, then founded Greenway Distillery in 2005. His Rose Liqueur, made on the whiskey still, was selected world’s “Best Liqueur” by Robb Report in 2008. Paul Pacult’s Spirit Journal gave his Germain-Robin Absinthe a 5-star rating: “Unblemished clarity… Stands alone”.
Crispin has been experimenting with whiskey for a lot of years. Production of Low Gap began in 2010, using space leased in the Germain-Robin distillery. The quality of the initial distillations was so good that it was released as a clear (unaged) whiskey, which Malt Advocate Magazine named Artisan Whiskey of 2012. Next were a clear corn and then a clear rye; 2-year-old whiskies were released in 2013.