Craft Spirits Weekly
Welcome to the 273rd 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.

Fire Unrelated to Distilling Causes Damage at Hollerhorn Distilling
A fire that appears to be unrelated to distilling destroyed parts of the building at Hollerhorn Distilling this morning in Naples, New York.

According to News10NBC in Rochester, fire officials reported that the tasting room, the bar, and the dining area were destroyed. The distillery itself is still intact because a wall prevented the fire from spreading. And according to Rochester First, no one was injured in the fire and an investigation is underway to determine the cause of the fire.

Liberty Pole Spirits Announces Plans to Build New Distillery Campus
Mingo Creek Craft Distillers, a six-year-old craft whiskey distillery and producers of Liberty Pole Spirits, announced plans to build a new distillery campus in North Strabane Township, Pennsylvania. (
Webinar: U.S. Rum: Getting Candid About Cane
The top names in American craft rum join us for a lively panel on the state of the rum category and producers’ ongoing efforts to enhance sustainability and ethical sourcing across the sugar cane-based spirits supply chain.

When?: Thursday, May 25 from 3-4 p.m. ET

How Much?: Complimentary to ACSA members, $59 for non-members

Who?: Jordan Cotton (Cotton & Reed Distillery), Tim Russell (Maggie’s Farm Rum) and Olivia Stewart (Three Roll Estate)
Better Man Distilling’s Gruppuso and Cornillie Inducted into The Gin Guild
The Better Man Distilling Co. of Patchogue, New York, is proud to announce the induction of Anthony Gruppuso (president and founder) and Peter Cornillie (head distiller) as members of the London-based international gin industry member body, The Gin Guild. (
Tattersall Distilling Releases Spiced Rum
Minneapolis-based Tattersall Distilling announced the launch of its Spiced Rum. The spirit is a blend of blackstrap rum, aged for two years, along with a more neutral rum crafted from select molasses. (
Westward Whiskey Unveils First Whiskey in Elements Series
Portland, Oregon-based Westward Whiskey proudly introduces its next Whiskey Club release, Westward American Single Malt Elements: High Desert to Klamath Basin. (
Hudson Valley Distillers Launches Hudson Cocktail Co.
Hudson Valley Distillers, a family-run distillery in upstate New York, has launched Hudson Cocktail Co., a line of natural ready-to-pour bottled craft cocktails. (
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!
Wigle Whiskey Unveils New Look for Port Cask Rye
Pittsburgh-based Wigle Whiskey announced a redesigned look for its 5 Year Wigle Port Cask Rye. The bottle now boasts artwork of renowned local tattoo artist Tomas Garcia. (
Cedar Ridge Announces 2022 Limited Edition Patriotic Bourbon
Cedar Ridge Distillery of Swisher, Iowa, will release a limited edition, commemorative label on its number one selling Iowa Bourbon whiskey to honor the Fourth of July holiday. (
Garrison Brothers Distillery Raises Over $50,000 for The Alamo
In March, Garrison Brothers Distillery, the first legal bourbon distillery in Texas, hosted Salud to the Lone Star, their annual fundraiser to celebrate Texas Independence Day, the anniversary of its first release, and benefit the Remember The Alamo Foundation(
Two Brothers to Release First Single Barrel Spirit
When Aurora, Illinois-based Two Brothers Artisan Spirits was created in 2017, the very first product ever made was a rum that was immediately placed in a single oak barrel for aging. Five years later, that rum is ready to become the first single barrel spirit released by Two Brothers. (
USBG Announces New President
The United States Bartenders’ Guild (USBG) announces that Kim Haasarud will step down from her role as president of the Guild after 17 months. She will be succeeded by T. Cole Newton, the organization’s current Executive Vice President and a long-time member of the Guild’s Board of Directors. (
Read the Latest 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
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In Case You Missed It
Survey: Do You Produce RTDs?
The American Craft Spirits Association wants to hear from craft spirits producers making ready-to-drink (RTD) cocktails. If you make RTDs, please take this brief survey so that we can advocate on your behalf.
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
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
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!