Craft Spirits Weekly
Welcome to the 249th issue of Craft Spirits Weekly. This newsletter is dedicated to bringing ACSA members 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 CRAFT SPIRITS magazine and the American Craft Spirits Association.

Have you completed ACSA's member survey?
Each year the American Craft Spirits Association (ACSA) checks in with you—our members—to determine how we can better assist advancing your business interests. We know the past couple of years have been particularly challenging for almost everyone in our alcoholic beverage community. We want to continue to lend our support.

Please take five minutes to complete this short survey to help us understand how we can best serve you and our craft spirits community. The deadline to submit feedback is Monday, Nov. 15. Thank you!
Distillers' Convention and Vendor Trade Show Registration Closes Soon
ACSA's 8th Annual Distillers' Convention and Vendor Trade Show is fast approaching, and we can't wait to see you in-person Dec. 4-6 in Louisville, Kentucky! Get ready to join fellow producers and other industry experts to network, learn, and toast our incomparable, vibrant industry in Derby City. Attendee registration closes on Nov. 21.
Is Your Hotel Room Booked?
The Galt House is right around the corner from the Kentucky International Convention Center, where we will gather this December to network, learn and toast our vibrant industry at ACSA's 8th Annual Distillers' Convention and Vendor Trade Show! The room rate is $189 per night and the room block will be open until November 15

Make your reservations today by clicking the link below (use code: 021821ACS) or calling (502) 589-5200. ACSA does not use third parties to reserve hotel rooms.
Discover Additional Ticketed Events
Looking to truly make the most of your experience at our convention? We are proud to offer several pre-convention classes focused on sensory, safety and start-ups; a distillery tour; a course on common faults, led by Ashley Barnes of The Spirits Group; and a fundraiser for the ACSA PAC.

Please note that we have postponed our Virtual Convention Education Program. Previously scheduled for Nov. 3-4, the virtual event will be rescheduled for sometime in the first quarter of 2022. We will provide updates on a new date for this program in the future, and we apologize to everyone who was looking forward to the virtual event next week.
Arby’s, Tattersall Partner on Fry-flavored Vodkas
In a marriage of fast food and craft spirits, Arby’s has teamed up with Minneapolis-based Tattersall Distilling for an upcoming release of two limited-edition vodkas: Arby’s Curly Fry Flavored Vodka and Arby’s Crinkle Fry Flavored Vodka. (
Laird’s 12 Year Old Rare Apple Brandy Returns
Scobeyville, New Jersey-based Laird & Co. will bottle its 12-Year-Old Rare Apple Brandy after a two-year absence in the market. (
Copperworks Releases Salmon-Safe Certified Whiskey
Seattle-based Copperworks Distilling Co.’s Whiskey Release 039 is the nation’s first American single malt whiskey made with Salmon-Safe ingredients, according to the organization founded by river protection organization Pacific Rivers. (
Cathead Releaes Tintype Old Soul Bourbon
Cathead Distillery of Jackson, Mississippi, is proud to support Music Maker Relief Foundation and its mission to tend the roots of American Music with an all-new limited release of Tintype Old Soul Bourbon. (
291 Colorado Whiskey Expands U.S. Distribution
Colorado Whiskey, distilled by Distillery 291 in Colorado Springs, continues its rapid growth with broad distribution in five new markets including Georgia, the home state of 291 owner and founding distiller Michael Myers, and Tennessee, where Myers also has family roots. (
Join us in the V.I.P. Lounge
CRAFT SPIRITS magazine and the American Craft Spirits Association are excited to introduce premium reader experiences with the launch of the V.I.P. Lounge.

While the digital-only magazine will continue to be available at no charge for regular subscribers, we are launching the V.I.P. Lounge to further support our cutting-edge features, business insights and entrepreneurial advice from and for the craft spirits community. For a modest fee, participants can now unlock value-added bonuses, like early access to magazine issues and a set of CRAFT SPIRITS-branded Glencairn glasses.

Will you join us in the V.I.P. Lounge?
Iron Heart Canning Enters the Minnesota Craft Market
Iron Heart Canning Co. announced that it has acquired NorthStar Mobile Canning and the mobile canning operations of Lagersmith Canning Co., which were both serving the greater Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota, craft beverage market. (
Tamworth Distilling Debuts Turkey Whiskey
Steven Grasse and Tamworth Distilling, the makers behind Eau De Musc and The Deerslayer Whiskey—two viral and limited-edition whiskeys made with beaver castoreum and venison, respectively—are once again pushing boundaries with bold choices of flavor and historically-influenced local ingredients. (
Detroit City Distillery to Release Limited-Edition Honey Bourbon
Detroit City Distillery and Bees in the D have united again to release limited-edition honey bourbon and bourbon barrel-aged honey available for online purchase starting at 8 a.m. on Black Friday, Nov. 26. (
Join Us for Craft Spirits Live on Instagram
Join ACSA for Craft Spirits Live, our Instagram Live show highlighting producers of craft spirits. Send an email to if you would like to be featured.
Read the Latest Issue of CRAFT SPIRITS Magazine
In the latest issue of CRAFT SPIRITS magazine, we explore how craft distillers are embracing local ingredients to make vodkas that are anything but neutral; investigate a shortage of cans threatening the growth of ready-to-drink cocktail programs; check in with cocktail bars and restaurants as they navigate uncertainty; and much more.
Send News to CRAFT SPIRITS Magazine
Do you have exciting stories to share about your distillery? Keep us posted on new products, events, trends, tips and more by sending us a note at
The American Craft Spirits Association is the only national registered nonprofit trade association representing the U.S. craft spirits industry. Its mission is to elevate and advocate for the community of craft spirits producers, and membership in ACSA is open to anyone. 

ACSA is governed by a Board of Directors elected by the eligible voting members of the Association. Voting members must be independent licensed distillers (DSPs) annually removing fewer than 750,000 proof gallons from bond (the amount on which a Federal Excise Tax is paid.)