The American Craft Spirits Association just published that there are now over 1,300 distilleries in the US. You can read the report here courtesy of www.thespiritsbusiness.com. We have been training would be distillers since 2010 and have seen this grow faster than we thought. Where will it end or become saturated? Let's look back.
In 1920 the US population was only 106 million people. According to www.pre-pro.com the number of distilleries was a little more than 2,800. This seems to show that there is still lots more room to grow. Not to mention that the rest of the world likes our spirits too. So go for it!
Did you know that during the great experiment (prohibition) consumption of spirits actually increased 15%? There is some interesting information on the history of spirits on the
www.discus.org and www.pre-pro.com websites.