Colorado Distillers Guild sets date to cut ribbon for Colorado Spirits Trail
Members of the Colorado Distillers Guild
The Colorado Spirits Trail officially kicks off with a ribbon cutting on February 24, 2018. Read more.
Pictured above, members of the Colorado Distillers Guild.

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Winter issue of Distiller magazine on newsstands
Distiller magazine_ Winter 2017_2018

Distiller is available at 400 retail locations including Barnes & Noble, Books-A-Million, and various newsstands. Contact us for copies for your tasting room or gift shop.
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Boston Harbor and Maine Craft Distilling included in Huffington Post whiskey list

Boston Harbor and Maine Craft Distilling bottles
Fifty Stone American Single Malt Whiskey by Maine Craft Distilling and Boston Harbor Distillery's Spirit Of Boston: Merry Maker are included in Tony Sachs' recent article for the Huffington Post Read more.

Tasting Australia launches national spirit awards
Tasting Australia Spirit Awards

This year's Tasting Australia will introduce a national spirit awards event to recognise the success of the burgeoning distilling industry and offer South Australians a chance to taste top products from around the country.  Read more.

New Releases,
Events & Milestones
Anchor Distilling Company is now Hotaling & Co.
Hotaling _ Co. with Golden Gate Bridge tower peeking through the fog

San Francisco, January 31, 2018 - Last August, Sapporo Holdings Limited acquired Anchor Brewing Company, and although Anchor Distilling was not part of the sale, the company relinquished the rights to the "Anchor" trademark. Today, Anchor Distilling Company announces its next evolution...  Read more. 

de Vine Spirits on TSN Hand-crafted Spirits radio show
De Vine Spirits team
On Jan 6, de Vine Spirits' Ken Winchester was interviewed on TSN Hand-crafted Spirits radio show about their history, process and locally [British Columbia] sourced products like Honey Shine, Vin Gin, and Ancient Grains whiskey.  Listen.
[ Ken's interview occurs about half-way through the program.]
Alt Whisky at deVine Spirits, Victoria, British Columbia
Call it the School of Hard Liquor... This one-day seminar will focus on alternative grains and techniques for modern, New World Whiskies. This is an intense, fun, and hand's-on introduction to the Craft of Whisky. Students will cover the science of distilling, but just as important, how to operate the still, fix a pump, or mill half a ton of organic spelt, emmer or einkorn.  More info.

Love Gin by Eden Mill
Eden Mill to launch Love Gin for 
Valentine's Day

Scottish distiller Eden Mill has created a limited-edition gin for Valentine's Day, called Love Gin. Read more.

New Riff Distilling brings you O.K.I. 12 Year Old Straight Bourbon Whiskey   
OKI 12 year

Exercising tremendous patience, we have carefully tended to the dwindling stocks of this splendid old Bourbon and readied it for your cabinet, bunker,  and glass.  Read more

Pine Bluffs Distilling releases first spirit,  Rock Ranch Vodka    
Pine Bluffs Distilling_s vodka

The release of "Rock Ranch Vodka," made entirely with local [Wyoming] grains, caps months of growing, harvesting and hard work by Pine Bluffs Distilling, owned and operated by Chad and Kathy Brown and Gene Purdy.  Read more

Saint Lawrence Spirits fills their 300th Barrel   
St. Lawrence Spirits

Over the last 16 months, Saint Lawrence Spirits Distillers, Bill Garrett & Ben VanTassel, have filled 300 Barrels and they have met some very interesting characters along the way!.  Read more

Virginia Distillery Company to introduce new Beer Finished 
Whisky Series   
Brewers Batch Virginia-Highland Whisky

Virginia Distillery Company's first batch of its Brewers Batch Virginia-Highland Whisky was done in collaboration with Three Notch'd Brewing Company, a Central Virginia brewery. 

TTB News
New DSP Permits issued 
New DSP permits issued as of 4 February 2018.
New Distilled Spirits Plant permits issued as of February 4, 2018.    Enlarge/more info.

Missing from list of new DSP permits issued in December 2017: Abiqua Spirit Distillery, a father/son team in Silverton, Oregon. Permit issued by the TTB 12/13/2017 

New Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform guidance now available

TTB recently posted additional guidance on our Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform page at Read more.

Government Shut Down Plan
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In the event of another U.S. Government shut down, the TTB has the following contact info. posted online. 

Contract distilling available 
R6 Distillery  can assist with your recipe development,  mashing, fermentation, distillation,  barreling,
bottling needs. Full service consultation also available.   
for more info.
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ADI map of distilleries 
Map of distilleries.
Be sure that your distillery is listed; if not,  add your distillery here.

2018 ADI vendor advertising/exhibit info.
2018 Media Kit
Contact Matt Jelen for advertising, exhibit and Vendor Expo registration info. 
ADI's Certification Program now has 2,812 spirits listed!

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Apply today  and join the 578 micro-distilleries who are truly  craft.
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A Brooklyn distiller and his two-headed monster 
are turning craft beer into whiskey
by Meredith Heil, Vinepair
Kyrejko_s process allows liquid to boil at a much lower temperature. Photo credit_ Facebook.com_arcanedistilling
Kyrejko's process allows liquid to boil at a much lower temperature. 

Dave Kyrejko loves beer. He also loves whiskey and science. And that's where the monster comes in.

"Yep, it's the two-headed monster," Kyrejko tells me. "That's the official name." We're standing inside Interboro Spirits and Ales, an airy warehouse-turned-craft-brewery in an industrial stretch of East Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Arcane Distilling, Kyrejko's micro-distilling venture, has been operating out of the space since June 2017, and at the heart of it is the monster: a towering, two-tiered vacuum still made up of bubbling glass orbs, coils, tubes, and metal odds and ends. It's basically the coolest chemistry set you've ever seen. Why? Because it turns delicious craft beer into equally delicious craft whiskey. 
Read more.

Bourbon tourism comes to Northern Kentucky 
with launch of The B-Line  The Lane Report  
The B-Line graphic

Craft distillers, bars, restaurants now part of new bourbon experience.

COVINGTON, Ky. (Feb. 6, 2018) - Bourbon tourism has come to Northern Kentucky with the launch of The B-Line, an inviting collection of craft distilleries, bars and restaurants that promise visitors their own unique bourbon experience.

The B-Line complements Northern Kentucky's recent designation as an official gateway to the popular and world famous Kentucky Bourbon Trail while providing a boost to the region's booming tourism industry. 
 Read more.

Here's why it's hard for Texans to get 
alcohol shipped directly to them
by Alex Samuels, The Texas Tribune
Graphic depicting shipping alcohol into Texas

Texas liquor laws are infamously complex, and the reason dates back to the end of Prohibition. That was when states began creating their own regulatory structures to administer the production and sale of alcohol - and when Texas, in an effort to stop manufacturers from cozying up to retailers, opted for a system that separates the process into three tiers.. .
Texas law - specifically, the Alcoholic Beverage Code - only allows businesses with an appropriate permit to sell alcohol to consumers. So if you want to buy booze, you need to get it from a retailer (e.g., a grocery store, convenience store, bar or restaurant).
The Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission oversees all three tiers - and issues separate permits and licenses for each. This is where the confusion starts.  Read more.

Mississippi closer to new alcohol laws
by William Folkes, WCBI News
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Mississippians are getting closer to being able to buy alcohol at distilleries and carry alcohol through dry counties without fear of arrest.

House members on Wednesday approved the measures, sending them to the Senate for more debate. 
House Bill 192 says people could carry alcohol, wine and beer through dry areas on a state or federal highway if containers are unopened.

Right now, people can be charged for possessing alcohol in a dry county. Such charges can be aimed at bootleggers. 
Read more.

Distilling Craft podcast: Over a Barrel  by Devin Mills

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The chemical reactions inside the barrel are reviewed as a quick break from the fermentation series including what flavors the different woods and proofs will impart on the spirit. John Jeffery from   Bently Heritage in Minden, NV is interviewed to talk about their process and the aging plans. Listen (on iTunes)

Editor's Note: John David Jeffery is one of the Judges for the 2018 ADI Judging of Craft Spirits.  Full list of Judges/more info.

Growing demand for gin made in a spare bedroom
by Hilarie Stelfox, Huddersfield Examiner [UK]
Gin distiller_ Jaqueline Dumigan of Jaqson Gin
'I've turned my daughter's old bedroom into a distillery' says Jacqueline Duigan, founder of JacqSon Yorkshire Dry Gin.
There's been a 'gin-aissance' among drinkers in the UK over the past few years. The spirit, once known as 'mother's ruin' has become the trendiest and fastest-growing tipple on the market. According to the Wine and Spirit Trade Association, in 2017 we bought more than 47m bottles of gin - and that was seven million more than the year before.

Craft distilleries are springing up just about everywhere. Even in spare bedrooms in Huddersfield. Part-time music teacher Dr Jacqueline Dumigan, for example, is enjoying an unexpected but satisfying new career as a distiller, operating out of her daughter Natasha's former bedroom in her Netherton home. 
Read more.

Kentucky's Twang and Round partner with Kentucky Mist Moonshine to launch fruit infused Moonshine & release new video for "Lovin' Liquor"  by James Wright

Twang and Round
Kentucky based country/AmeriFlow duo Twang and Round have partnered with Kentucky Mist Moonshine for the launch of their new video "Lovin' Liquor." The video and song feature Jon Conner (I4NI) and can be seen online. The video takes place inside the Kentucky Mist Moonshine distillery and is directed by Jon Conner and Dammitboy Entertainment. The video shows the process of creating flavored spirits using whole fruit which renders the most genuine taste. Hard working Americans labor daily to make this procedure happen. The video depicts the art of making moonshine, which is enjoying a resurgence in recent years. Moonshine roots are part of American culture dating back to the prohibition era. 
Read more

Member video spotlight: Do Good Distillery
Opening shot of Do Good Distillery promo video.

Check out Do Good Distillery's promotional video segments that were filmed at their Modesto distillery last May. Full length version; 
30 sec. advertisement.

We're happy to see and hear the stories behind our members' businesses. Share yours with us here. Cheers!

  Bill's Corner   Miscellany from  ADI Founder/President, Bill Owens
Bill Owens' photography at MOCA in LA
Bill Owens at MOCA_ in Los Angeles for the opening of _Welcome to the Dollhouse_ exhibit.
Bill Owens has a group of his photography on exhibit at MOCA [The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles] Pacific Design Center as part of a Welcome to the Dollhouse exhibit...through April 8th 
Welcome to the Dollhouse presents a selection of works from MOCA's permanent collection that address, document, or deconstruct notions of domesticity.


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