Vol. 299

From the editors of CRAFT SPIRITS magazine, Craft Spirits Weekly is produced by the American Craft Spirits Association for its members. Not a member? Click here to join.

This week, we're focusing on the deadline for early-bird rates for our upcoming convention; new releases from Golden Moon Distillery, Whiskey Del Bac and Wiggly Bridge Distillery; and more!


Don't Miss Out on the Early-Bird Rate for ACSA's 10th Anniversary

Distillers' Convention and Vendor Trade Show

Time is running out to register for ACSA's 10th Anniversary Distillers' Convention and Vendor Trade Show at the early-bird rate! Whether you need a pick-me-up, fresh ideas to distribute your product, a technical boost, or simply want to reward your team while also benefiting your business, we've got it all covered! As we celebrate 10 years of ACSA, you'll enjoy new social and networking events with opportunities to meet new and old friends Feb. 10-12 in Portland, Oregon.

Attendee Early Bird Rates (Until Nov. 18, 2022)

Members*: $625

Additional Members: $425

Non-Members: $825

Additional Non-Members: $475

Attendee Regular Rates (Starting Nov. 19, 2022)

Members: $650

Additional Members: $450

Non-Members: $875

Additional Non-Members: $625

Attendee Late Riser Rates (Starting Jan. 15, 2023)

Members: $695

Non-Members: $895

*ACSA members must be logged into ACSA's website to receive discounted attendee pricing. If you have trouble logging into your ACSA account please email membership@americancraftspirits.org.

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Share Your Video for a Special 10th Anniversary Celebration

Among the many commemorative activities and projects that we’re planning for ACSA's 10th anniversary is a video showcasing major highlights from the past 10 years. And we want you to be a part of it! Click here to see how you can participate.

Jam with Us in Portland!

If you play a musical instrument, we’d love for you to join your fellow musically inclined craft spirits producers for an informal acoustic jam session at our convention. You don’t need to be a virtuoso, you just need to own an acoustic instrument and love to improvise with it. And if you don’t play an instrument, but can carry a tune, we’d love to have you sing with the group. Contact membership@americancraftspirits.org if you are interested, and indicate which instrument you plan to bring or if you’d like to sign up as a vocalist. 


Golden Moon Releases Veteran’s Cask Colorado Single Malt

Golden Moon Distillery of Golden, Colorado, is proud to announce the release of Golden Moon Colorado Single Malt – Veteran’s Cask No. 1. (CRAFT SPIRITS magazine)

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Whiskey Del Bac Unveils Sentinel Straight Rye Whiskey

Whiskey Del Bac of Tucson, Arizona, announced the release of a new 92-proof rye whiskey. (CRAFT SPIRITS magazine)

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Wiggly Bridge Announces New Special Release

York, Maine-based Wiggly Bridge Distillery announced its latest limited whiskey release: Dave’s Special Barrel Project #3. (CRAFT SPIRITS magazine)

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Canned RTD Production

Do you produce canned RTDs? Please help us by sending an email to news@americancraftspirits.org and answering these two quick questions:

  • How many cans per minute are you typically able to fill?
  • How many cases of canned RTDs do you produce/have the capacity to produce in one year?

Your responses will be confidential.


Seattle-based Copperworks Distilling Co. announced a first-ever special release.

The United States Bartenders’ Guild (USBG) and the International Bartenders Association (IBA) announced the winner of the World Bartender of the Year.

Los Angeles-based Broken Barrel Whiskey Co. recently added a fifth expression to its core lineup of Kentucky Straight Bourbon & Rye Whiskeys.

Durham, North Carolina-based Alley Twenty Six Cocktail Syrups has released two new syrups.


Read the Latest Issue of CRAFT SPIRITS Magazine

In the latest issue of CRAFT SPIRITS magazine, our cover story examines how some sectors of retail need to catch up to meet the demand for craft gin. This issue also features stories about brand extensions, formula matters, distilling in Maine and more.

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Join Us In The V.I.P. Lounge

Our V.I.P. Lounge members receive each issue of CRAFT SPIRITS magazine one week early, and our $40- and $60-per-year supporters are invited to virtual meet-and-greets with craft spirits icons. To unlock additional bonuses, like a set of CRAFT SPIRITS-branded Glencairn glasses, join us in the V.I.P. Lounge today.

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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.


Please Update Your ACSA Contact Information

As we move into our 10th year, we continue to work diligently on your behalf to advocate, educate and connect you to others in our craft spirits community. In the coming weeks, we will be sending a gift as a small token of appreciation for being part of this special community and for your support. However, you will only receive this special and exclusive treat if you update your company and contact name, mailing address and mobile phone number.


To ensure that you stay informed and on top of emerging issues and receive our information and materials in a timely and efficient manner, we ask that you please take a minute to go to this link to update your contact information.


Please be sure to update your information by Nov. 30 to receive this premium gift.


We are excited about celebrating 10 years of service to our members and encourage you to join us by participating in our events for the rest of this year and into 2023.

Members: Download Updated ACSA Member Logos

Show your pride for the American Craft Spirits Association on your website and more with our updated member logos!

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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 jon@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.
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!
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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.)