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Chip Tate

Tate & Company Distillery
Waco, Texas
Chip is an acknowledged leader in the craft distilling industry, having received more than 150 national and international awards, including US Craft Distillery of the Year and Global Distillery of the Year from the Wizards of Whisky International Competition in 2012. In recognition of his contributions to the development of the craft spirits industry, Whisky Magazine awarded him their inaugural Craft Whiskey Distillery of the Year Icon award in 2012, a category which he won again in 2014. The Spirits Business named him a Grand Master of World Whisky in 2013. The following year, Chip won the Best Overall American Whisky category at the prestigious World Whisky Awards in London in 2014.

At the end of 2014, Chip embarked in a new strategic and creative direction, establishing Tate & Company Distillery and Chip Tate Craft Copperworks in Waco, Texas. Both companies were founded on the belief that independence and financial control are prerequisites for creative leadership. Tate Craft Copperworks will be the world’s first, distiller-led manufacturer and designer of artisanal copper pot stills and together with Tate & Company Distillery, will create and foster a new environment of creative collaboration for dedicated distillers around the world.

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