Here, though, are the broadly accepted definitions of some other terms you may hear used to describe your favorite new distillery:
- Grain to glass: A distillery that turns grains into bottled spirits. In other words, a distillery. Even MGP is bottling these days.
- Flour to flask: A distillery that couldn't afford a milling machine but does have a gift shop.
- Soil to slainte: A distillery that grows its own grains and has a tasting room. Just as well, because after all the pretensions about growing their own grain, you really need a drink.
- Tanker to tasting: A "distilling company" that "produces" its "own" spirits, often according to an "old" "family" "recipe."
- Cradle to grave: Diageo's vision statement. Resistance is futile, or at least discouraged.
- Farm to under-the-table: A moonshiner.