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Upcoming Events 
WL logo New York, April 9th
Join fellow craft distillers on the big stage in NYC! 
ACDA's member only partnership opportunity:
( 2 distilleries per table)
-- OR--
(your own distillery booth)

Contact: Dave Sweet

April 11-12th, 2014

The fourth Annual TOAST event! Small distillers and producers  showcase hundreds of handcrafted spirits.  Consumers have the opportunity to experience the diversity and quality of craft spirits from the Pacific Northwest & beyond.
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71st Annual
Convention & Exposition  April 8-10th, Las Vegas

Bringing together craft spirits, beer & wine  producers!
Networking, business opportunities, & increasing sales in the retail market!
ACDA's exclusive partnership
(Full conference registration, $200 value).
(expo-only, $30 value)
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March, 27,2014

ACDA's "Inaugural" Distillers Convention was truly historic
with the largest gathering of licensed craft distillers in the US. The watershed event attracted over 500 distillers and industry experts in Denver, Colorado, exceeding all expectations! The Convention could not have been the success is was without the support of ACDA's members, sponsors, and industry volunteers. 
We sincerely thank each and every one of you.


(Left to right) Tom Mooney, Patrick Bernard, Ted Huber,
Chip Tate, Paul Heltko, Tom Potter, Penn Jensen, Nicole Austin, Todd Leopold, Ralph Erenzo, Rory Donovan, Rick Wasmund, Dave Pickerell, & Steve Johnson. 
Click here for compete list.

This signifies for the first time, in the history of craft distilling, a
Board of Directors elected by DSPs for DSPs.  Our mission is to protect, promote & educate as we lead the industry forward.

"I'm deeply honored to be serving as the President of our board.  During the coming months I'll work diligently to live up to your trust, and to help us make progress on issues that are important to our community. And, along the way, we'll have a great time, too" said Tom Mooney.  Adding, "I think it's important to call out some of the most significant agreements at our first BOD meeting and to note the minutes will be published & shared with our membership".

UPDATED BYLAWS  Information will be published soon.
  • Raise the volume threshold to be an ACDA voting member from 100k to 750k proof gallons.
  • Establish a code of conduct that will include truthful labeling, and signing it will become a condition for voting membership.    
OFFICERS  The officers will support the work of each committee, and will take the lead on organizational matters.

  • President - Tom Mooney 
  • Vice President - Ted Huber
  • Treasurer/Secretary - Rory Donovan  

The officers will support the work of each committee, and will take the lead on organizational matters. 


The BOD agreed upon the following standing committees and board members to chair them: 
  • Finance - Steve Johnson
  • Ethics - Paul Hletko
  • Membership - Nicole Austin
  • Legislative Affairs - Ralph Erenzo
  • Judging - Ted Huber
  • Marketing - Patrick Bernards
  • Convention - Ted Huber, Nicole Austin, Paul Hletko & Rick Wasmund,

We are member owned and industry driven!  We are looking to get as many board members and voting members involved as possible. CONTACT US TODAY!

Rockin Austin in 2015!

Dan Garrison & Daniel Barnes along with fellow
Texan Distilled Spirits Association members
offer a TEXAS style welcome while announcing:

ACDA's 2015 Craft Distillers Convention. 
February 14-16th, 2015

Get ready to rock Austin, the music capital of America!

Spirits Judging

The face of a winner... Ben Capdieville, Owner & Distiller, Captive Spirits Distilling celebrates the "Best in Class" award for his Bourbon Barreled BIG GIN!

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