Statecraft Distilling Co. was founded with an ambitious objective: to change the world, one whiskey at a time.
Every business exists to solve a problem. For us, it was simple: the world had stopped talking. Not in the sense that we’d run out of things to say - quite the opposite. It was as though people had started talking less and shouting more, or worse - not talking at all to avoid being shouted at. And among all of the noise, arguing and constant outrage, it felt almost impossible to have a discussion about any of the significant issues facing us all.
We wanted to hear new ideas, thoughts and opinions on the state of the world, what it could be and how we were going to get there. We wanted to take part in monumental conversations. You know the kind - the ones that flow from one grand topic to another; that challenge and inspire you in equal measure. Where time seems to fade into the background and almost become meaningless…until you realise you have to be up again in three hours to face the day. We wanted to share in more experiences like this and we knew we weren’t alone.
So as the world heaved from one complex challenge to the next and talked less and less, we began to ask: what could we do to help kick-start the conversation? How could we make this easier?
We started a whiskey company.
Why whiskey, you might ask? Simple - it’s the water of life. It’s fuelled rebellions, powered the affairs of state and been at the heart of great conversations all over the world for centuries. And we love it. We believe there’s no better way to discuss the issues that truly matter than with good company and great spirits.
Drink Well. Do Good.
We also believe that business can be a force for good.
It goes without saying that you can't have great whiskey without great wood. In order to bring our single cask, straight rye whiskey to life, we're heavily dependent on high-quality, sustainable forestry products. And we're not alone.
It’s estimated that more than 1.6 billion people around the world rely on forests for shelter, livelihoods, water, fuel, and food security. Deforestation has a devastating impact on the natural environment. It affects wildlife, ecosystems and weather patterns, is a primary contributor to climate change and can endanger the communities that rely on forests for their continued existence. Yet it continues. Through our non-profit partners like Eden Reforestation Projects, we’re helping to address this problem. For every bottle you purchase, you're helping to contribute to the restoration of healthy forests and providing employment opportunities by planting trees in some of the most heavily deforested and impoverished regions in the world.
And as our business grows, we’ll extend our partnerships globally to help those trying to address the most wicked problems. It’s part of what we call ‘spirited diplomacy’ and it’s at the heart of everything we do.
Drink well. Do good. Talk more.