Craft Spirits Weekly
Welcome to the 79th issue of Craft Spirits Weekly , a service dedicated to bringing you the news most important to the craft spirits distiller. Check your inbox every Thursday to find a curated selection of articles and news pieces from the American Craft Spirits Association.
2nd Half of Barton 1792 Distillery Collapses 2 Weeks After Initial Collapse
Whiskey barrels were piled in a mountainous heap Wednesday after the rest of a whiskey storage warehouse collapsed in Kentucky, nearly two weeks after part of the decades-old structure came crashing down. In a statement, the company said its employees "worked quickly to contain the spill" Wednesday, with none of the new runoff entering any waterways. (CBS News)
Free Safety Webinar: Media Response if an Accident Occurs at your DSP
If the back-to-back warehouse collapses at the Barton 1792 Distillery have taught us anything, it's that facility accidents can and do happen and that safety education is more critical than ever. That's why ACSA invites you to join us for our complimentary Safety Webinar: Media Response if An Accident Occurs at Your DSP on Monday, July 9, 3 p.m.-3:45 p.m. EDT.

Alexandra Clough from Gather PR will provide a perspective and recommendations on how to approach an emergency, how to put together a crisis communications plan and how to communicate if a crisis occurs.

Brian Christensen from Artisan Spirit will discuss what types of details he'd look for as a journalist covering a story.

Ryan Malkin, from Malkin Law, will provide legal perspectives and considerations.

This webinar series is generously sponsored by Haskell.
One Eight Distilling to Renovate, Expand Capacity
Washington, D.C.’s One Eight Distilling will be undergoing renovations at its production facility and tasting room, which will allow the company to significantly increase its production capacity (BevNet) 
Glassdoor Names RNDC's Cole Top CEO
Republic National Distributing Company (RNDC), the nation’s second largest wine and spirits wholesaler, has been recognized in the Glassdoor 2018 Employee Choice Awards for Top CEO. (The Drinkable Globe)
Houston's 8th Wonder Distillery Opens This Week
After years of incubation, the team behind the 8th Wonder Brewery on the east side of downtown Houston is opening its distillery to the public this week. (Houston Chronicle)
Sun King Distillery Opens in Indiana
Sun King is celebrating the grand opening of its new taproom, distillery and food hall in Carmel, Indiana. In addition to two bars serving up Sun King's beers and spirits, the 15,000-square-foot space houses three restaurants: Oca, La Mararita and Pi. (WISH-TV)
Austin's Treaty Oak Distilling Plans Multi-State Expansion
Treaty Oak Distilling has always been at the forefront of Texas’s now-booming craft spirits movement, producing the state’s first rum, the longest aged gin on the market today and a series of small-batch, well-made whiskeys forged in part with influence from the hot Texas clime. Now, the 12-year-old distillery is hoping to make a splash outside of the state. (Austin360)
Virginia Distillers Hail New State Laws, Effective This Week
Fourteen new Virginia ABC laws went into effect today—changing everything from licensing fees, notary requirements and electronic records for those that sell alcohol in the state of Virginia. For distilleries, it's expanding the menu and hopefully bringing in more customers. (VirginiaFirst.com)
Distillery-Fly Fishing Shop Combo Opens in Colorado
As far as anyone knows at Hale & Bradford Distilling, the town of Berthoud, Colorado might have the nation’s only combination distillery tasting room and fly-fishing shop. The unusual retail establishment had its soft opening June 2 for Berthoud Day and now is open from 4 to 10 p.m. Thursday through Saturday. (Denver Post)
Boston's Bully Boy Releases Cane-Based Gin
While most gins are typically crafted with a neutral grain base, Bully Boy draws inspiration for its gin from its acclaimed White Rum by using a cane base. (BevNet)
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