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American Craft Distillers Association Newsletter
JULY 2013
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DSTILL: A Serious Celebration of American Craft Distilling
DSTILL: A Serious Celebration of American Craft Distilling

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ACDA's 1st

MARCH 13 - 15, 2014

On the evening of Thursday, March 13, 2014, DSTILL will host The Showcase  - a signature tasting event featuring American-made craft spirits and cocktails. As a kick-off to the Craft Distillers Convention, The Showcase will provide the opportunity for both consumers and trade to sample domestically produced artisan spirits and craft cocktails prepared by award-winning bartenders, The Showcase is the anchor tasting event of DSTILL.

"With the pairing of DSTILL and the ACDA Craft Distillers Convention, we have established an incredible platform for both consumers and trade to experience the outstanding work being done by American craft spirit producers,"
says Rob Masters, President of the Colorado Distillers Guild 
and Head Distiller at Spring 44. "For ACDA to select Denver and Colorado as home to their inaugural distillers convention is a huge honor. Together, the 1st Craft Distillers Convention and DSTILL will attract top artisan distillers from across the country and provide the opportunity for consumers and industry alike, to engage in one serious celebration of American craft distilling." 

         Special Offer with
Master Distiller Dave Pickerell
Wednesday, July 31- Friday Aug 3rd

DaveP_Image A couple spots have opened up for the Advanced Distillation Procedures Workshop. Join us for this intensive three-day craft distillation class geared towards distillers in established DSP's who wish to take their distillation practices, & procedures to a more advanced level.  For additional information and registration click here.

ACDA Board of Directors Elections

"This is the most direct way to have and influence on the future of Craft Distilling and your Craft Distillery", says Ralph Erenzo, Elections Committee Chairman... read more

 "We've been working on this for a long time: a non-profit organization that is comprised of craft distillers and governed by craft distillers."  Setting standards, defining terms and facing the long-term challenges that lie ahead are the primary goals.  I hope you will join us and help us build a strong and enduring future for craft distilling. Join now


--Rory Donovan, Interim President  



Positioning is everything. We've spent the first 70 days setting the foundation for the many projects and programs in which we will be engaged in the ensuing months and years.  Critical tax legislation is forthcoming and the BOD elections will give our members the opportunity to have their voice heard.  


--Pennfield Jensen, Executive Director  email now 



We are working hard to develop various programs and events that will provide platforms and marketing opportunities for the DSPs.  Membership is growing daily, but we want your input, feedback and need to hear from you!  email now 


-- Leah Hutchinson, Marketing Director 


      For marketing & sponsorship opportunities contact          Leah Hutchinson | 502-299-0238