Craft Spirits Weekly
Welcome to the 155th 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 Craft Spirits magazine and the American Craft Spirits Association.
D.C.'s One Eight Distilling Marks 5 Years with Bottled in Bond Whiskey
One Eight Distilling will celebrate 5 years of distilling in the District Saturday with the unveiling of Washington D.C.’s first bottled in bond whiskey. District Made Bottled in Bond Rye Whiskey—a 4-year-old rye whiskey distilled grain-to-glass from Virginia rye, Maryland corn and North Carolina malted rye—is the oldest whiskey to be distilled, aged and bottled in D.C. (CraftSpiritsMag.com)
Minnesota's Tattersall Distilling Releases Organic Vodka
Minneapolis-based Tattersall Distilling announced the launch of its USDA Certified, non-GMO and gluten-free Organic Vodka. Tattersall sources and mills its organic grain from an independent family farm, just 87 miles away. (CraftSpiritsMag.com)
Groundhog Day Comes Early for Pittsburgh's Wigle Whiskey
For the third consecutive year, Pittsburgh’s Wigle Whiskey has come together with the Punxsutawney Groundhog’s Club to create a whiskey celebrating Groundhog Day. To celebrate Punxsutawney Phil, the distillery finished its award-winning Organic Pennsylvania Rye Whiskey in regional maple syrup barrels for 16 months, to create a bold, spicy spirit complemented by a pronounced velvety, rich sweetness. (CraftSpiritsMag.com) 
Arizona's Hamilton Distillers Offers Yoga and Whiskey Del Bac
On Sundays throughout January, Hamilton Distillers, makers of Whiskey Del Bac, will offer Whiskey & Yoga: a flow yoga class followed by a tasting of Whiskey Del Bac. Bottles, merchandise and neat pours will be available for purchase following the tasting at the Tucson, Arizona-based distillery.
Nelson’s Green Brier First 108 Makes Wine Enthusiast’s Top 100 Spirits
Nelson’s Green Brier Distillery’s First 108 Single Barrel Tennessee Whiskey has been named one of the Top 100 Spirits in the American Whiskey category by  Wine Enthusiast Magazine . It is a testament to the dedication of co-proprietors and siblings Andy and Charlie Nelson in resurrecting their family’s distillery and its cherished recipes more than one hundred years after Prohibition forced its closure. (CraftSpiritsMag.com)
Webinar: Spirits Category Trends: What’s Happening Now & What to Look Out for in 2020
As a new decade begins, Danny Brager, senior vice president of Nielsen Beverage Alcohol Practice, and Matthew Crompton, client solutions director of Nielsen CGA, will provide a deep dive into the key market trends driving all of the major spirits categories. Brager and Crompton will present the latest Nielsen CGA market intelligence, providing the facts and figures your business needs as you head into 2020. This is the must-attend webinar to help you close out the 2010s and plan for the years ahead. 

When : Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020, 12pm-1pm EST

Where : Online Webinar

Cost : $39 for members, $59 for non-members
James Bay Distillers Unveils Lochside Summer Gin No. 5
James Bay Distillers, Ltd. announced the release of its 80-proof Lochside Summer Gin No. 5, which is available for purchase at the distillery at Paine Field in Everett, Washington. This sipping gin begins with a nose of orange blossom, followed by juniper and coriander with a complex citrus blend of kumquat, mandarin and tangerine on the finish. (CraftSpiritsMag.com) 
Master The Art of Distilling
Ahead of ACSA's 7th Annual Distillers' Convention & Vendor Trade Show in Portland, Oregon, the following Master Classes will be offered. Take advantage of these pre-convention offerings to maximize your time and money in Portland. Click here or on the video above to learn more from ACSA Education Committee Co-Chairs Jake Holshue, Courtney McKee and Amber Pollock.

New Distillery Start-Up 101
In the beginning stages of planning your distillery? This overview will cover the basics of the industry including: finding a lender; creating a business plan; selecting your site, equipment, and material; safety and compliance; and sales and marketing.
Member Rate : $200;  Non-Member Rate : $350

Tasting and Sensory Class
This one-day course will start by examining the tasting biases that affect our judgements, and will also cover how to use tasting and sensory practices to ensure quality control, how to use barrels to target specific flavor development, and how to differentiate varieties and flavors of malt. 
Member Rate : $399;  Non-Member Rate : $699
Make Your Mark on ACSA's 7th Annual Convention & Vendor Trade Show
Give your brand a boost by becoming a sponsor for ACSA's 7th Annual Distillers' Convention & Vendor Trade Show March 29-31 in Portland, Oregon. A limited number of sponsorship opportunities, designed to maximize your marketing exposure, are still available. To learn more, contact Teresa McDaniel at 502.807.4249 or teresa@americancraftspirits.org .
Post Meridiem Spirit Co. Hires Georgia State Sales Representative
Atlanta’s Post Meridiem, Georgia’s first canned cocktail company, launched in May 2019 and is now in more than 200 retail locations across the state of Georgia. As the canned cocktail company continues to expand distribution, Jacob Knudsen joins the team as Georgia state sales representative. Knudsen will work closely with existing on- and off-premise accounts in addition to growing Post Meridiem’s footprint across Georgia and beyond. (CraftSpiritsMag.com) 
Scam Alert: Alleged U.K. Tourist Group Attempts to Swindle Distillery
Three Crosses Distilling Co. of Virginia recently caught a scam artist in the act. An alleged U.K. tourist group contacted the distillery and arranged a tour. After the distillery and the group settled on a fee, Three Crosses received a check drawn off a Barclays bank account for thousands of pounds more than the agreed upon fee, and the contact attempted to demand a remittance fee. Fortunately, Three Crosses had not cashed the check and instead inquired about the matter with its bank, which immediately recognized it as fraud. Please beware of suspicious requests via email, and when in doubt, consult with your bank.
Minding the Store
How craft distilleries can work with off-premise retail to educate staff—and sell more of their spirits. ( Craft Spirits magazine) 
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