Craft Spirits Weekly
Welcome to the 271st 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.

This week's newsletter is sponsored by Briess Malt & Ingredients Co.
Djinn Spirits Releases Vodka to Benefit Relief Agencies in Ukraine
Djinn Spirits of Nashua, New Hampshire, announced the release of Budmo! Vodka, for which the distillery will donate $3 per bottle to medical relief agencies in Ukraine. (CraftSpiritsMag.com)
Freeland Spirits Launches Limited Release Rye Finished in Rum Barrels
Portland, Oregon-based Freeland Spirits has launched its first limited release rye whiskey finished in Magdalena Rum barrels. (CraftSpiritsMag.com)
30A Distilling Co. Announces Opening
30A Distilling Co. announces the launch of its new distillery in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida. (CraftSpiritsMag.com)
Register for the 9th Annual Distillers' Convention and Vendor Trade Show
We're headed to New Orleans on July 21-24, 2022, for the 9th Annual Distillers' Convention and Vendor Trade Show. ACSA is planning a stellar convention with three-plus days in the Crescent City, where you will gain from tailored educational content from subject matter experts and be given opportunities to mix and mingle with suppliers and friends in our craft spirits community!
Jeptha Creed Releases 90% Bloody Butcher Corn Bourbon
Shelbyville, Kentucky-based Jeptha Creed Distillery has unveiled Bloody Butcher’s Creed 90% Corn Straight Bourbon, the eighth batch of its experimental distiller’s select line.  (CraftSpiritsMag.com)
Mackinac Island Rum Co. Releases Banana Rum and Vanilla Cinnamon Rum
Michigan-based Mackinac Island Rum Co. has released two new rums to its premium collection: Banana Rum and Vanilla Cinnamon Rum. (CraftSpiritsMag.com)
Maverick Spirits Introduces Agave Blanco
In time to celebrate Cinco de Mayo, Maverick Spirits’ Agave Blanco is rolling out across Texas at select retailers, and is also now available for purchase online and at the Maverick Spirits Distillery (CraftSpiritsMag.com)
CRAFT SPIRITS Magazine
Read the March/April Issue of CRAFT SPIRITS Magazine
The latest issue of CRAFT SPIRITS magazine is here, and it includes stories on heirloom rye, planning for the next crisis, contract considerations during the supply chain disruption and much more!
Join Us in the V.I.P. Lounge
Our V.I.P. Lounge members received the March/April issue of CRAFT SPIRITS magazine early, and our $40- and $60-per-year supporters were invited to join craft spirits icon Lance Winters of St. George Spirits for a virtual happy hour. To unlock additional bonuses, like a set of CRAFT SPIRITS-branded Glencairn glasses, join us in the V.I.P. Lounge today.
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 news@americancraftspirits.org.
In Case You Missed It
Do you need glass bottles?
The American Craft Spirits Association is aware that many of its members are experiencing supply chain disruptions, particularly with glass bottles. In partnership with the Glass Packaging Institute, we have identified several glass bottle manufacturers willing to sell additional stock bottles (closures are not included) as a benefit to ACSA voting members. 

Click below to see what is available now to reserve by the pallet on a first-come, first-served basis for ACSA members.

ACSA Starts Facebook Group for Voting Members
In an effort to use the platforms that you most often use, ACSA started a private Facebook group for voting members only (open to all employees of member DSPs). The group will be an environment to not only ask questions without judgement, but to provide input and feedback to colleagues based upon members’ experiences and best practices. If you would like to be added to the group, please send an email to carason@americancraftspirits.org.
The ACSA PAC Needs Your Support
ACSA’s public policy advocacy on behalf of its members is critical to making sure our community’s voice is heard on Capitol Hill and in state legislatures. A crucial piece of this strategy is a strong Political Action Committee (PAC) and to maintain this presence, we need your support, particularly during a mid-term election year.
 
The easiest way to engage and learn more is to go to our website and log in to ACSA. 
 
Should you have any questions about ACSA’s PAC, or ACSA’s public policy initiatives, please write to acsapac@americancraftspirits.org.
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.)
Thank You, Sponsors!
ACSA would like to thank all of our annual sponsors and our key supporters of education. We are grateful for all of your support throughout the year. Cheers!