Customers sit in the State 38 tasting room in RiNo
Denver's  BOOZ hall RiNo:  five tasting rooms under one roof. Above, customers sit in the State 38 tasting room in RiNo. Read Story. Plan your trip: join ADI in Denver, Colorado for the  ADI Conference & Vendor Expo: March 18-21, 2019

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ADI Workshop Announced:
Blending, Maturation, & Warehousing Workshop
Nancy Fraley teaching a workshop at Ironroot Distillery in Texas

Friday, December 7 - Sunday Dec. 9, 2018
Ironroot Republic Distilling - Denison, TX
Instructor: Nancy Fraley, Nosing Services

Early bird price ends on Labor Day *

Craft Distilling Expo 2018 Stand Bookings open
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The 2018 Craft Distilling Expo will take place in London at The Boiler House Brick Lane on the September 26 + 27, 2018
images from 2017 Craft Distilling Expo in London_ England
Calvados Tour - Sept. 2018
Calvados region distillery

Join us as we visit the craft distillers of Northwestern France to rediscover the art of creating a delightful apple brandy. In late September, ADI will be traveling to the Calvados region of Normandy to witness a large, vibrant community of distillers that focus on only one product, the apple brandy known as Calvados.
CONTACT: Charles West   More info.

 Next week! July 10 - 13, 2018
Discount for ADI members:
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Proof Washington Distillers Festival_glass with ice sphere
PR0/0F Washington Distillers Festival 
July 7, Seattle, WA

PROOF brings 48 craft distilleries from Washington, Oregon and Canada under one roof for one night only.   More info/tickets

Palmer_s Liberty Gin
Celebrate Liberty, Drink Liberty!
Palmer's Liberty Gin!! 
Stop in at the Distillery July 7th, have a cocktail or grab a bottle of our award-winning Palmer's Liberty Gin for your BBQ.  Read more

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Coppersea Distilling releases Bonticou Crag Bottled-in-Bond Straight Rye Malt Whisky 

Coppersea Distilling announces the release of Bonticou Crag Bottled-in-Bond Straight Rye Malt Whisky. "Bonticou Bonded" is made from 100% Hudson Valley rye, floor malted on-site in Coppersea's own Malthouse and distilled in our direct-fired copper-pot stills.  Read more

Heritage Distilling_s BSB
Heritage Distilling Co. to produce limited release Home Shows BSB-Brown Sugar Bourbon 

Heritage Distilling Company (HDC) is proud to have inked a partnership with Pearl Jam's Vitalogy Foundation to produce a special edition Home Shows themed BSB-Brown Sugar Bourbon. A portion of the proceeds from each bottle sold will go to the Vitalogy Foundation's Home Shows program, to fight homelessness in King County.  Read more

Kinsip launches Cooper's Revival Rye Whisky 
Cooper_s Revival Canadian Rye Whisky

Kinsip House of Fine Spirits launches Cooper's Revival Canadian Rye Whisky.
"Made with Ontario rye, fermented, distilled and aged right here in the heart of Prince Edward County in the midst of craft distilling and coopering's revival on our farm. 
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Long Road Distillers launches limited release gin for July 4th
Long Road Distillers Limited Release Gin

Long Road Distillers releases Patriot Gin just in time for the Fourth of July!  ..."While still leading with notes of juniper as all gin should, we wanted to accentuate botanicals that are bright, fresh and citrusy that would be the perfect complement for celebrating this summer." 
Wild Roots Huckleberry Infused Vodka
Wild Roots Spirits captures spirit of Northwest with release of Huckleberry Vodka 

Wild Roots Spirits of Oregon are producers of vodka made with all natural ingredients that embody the essence of the Northwest. Wild [Roots] Spirits has announced the latest in its lineup of fruit based vodkas, Wild Roots Huckleberry Vodka made with real huckleberries.  Read more

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Storm King Distilling Company opens in Colorado 

Father and son team, Greg and David Fishering are excited to announce the long anticipated opening of Storm King Distilling Company. Many thanks to those in the community who have made our first few weeks so much fun and...  Read more

Restless Spirits Distilling awarded Missouri Distillery of the Year 
New York Int_l Spirits Competition - Missouri Distillery of the Year

For the third year in a row, Restless Spirits Distilling has been awarded Missouri Distillery of the Year by the New York International Spirits Competition.
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Registration is open for TTB Trade Practice Seminars 
Are you concerned that you may be operating in violation of the "tied-house" rules? Should you be? 
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TTB Whisky Webinar Presentation 
TTB recently added the presentation used for the popular Whisky Webinar. This presentation covers the basics of whisky production standards, formulas, and labeling.  Presentation.

New DSP Permits issued 
New DSP permits issued as of 1 July  2018.
As of July 1, 2018

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Winter issue of Distiller magazine on newsstands
Distiller magazine_ Winter 2017_2018

Distiller is available at 400 retail locations including Barnes & Noble, Books-A-Million, and various newsstands. Contact us for copies for your tasting room or gift shop.
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ADI's Certification Program now has 2,827 spirits listed!

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Trade Tariff News Roundup
Catoctin Creek bottles at left_ Co-Founder_ Scott Harris_ at right.
Catoctin Creek bottles, left; Co-founder, Scott Harris, at right [New York Times image]

Because Catoctin Creek is one of the few American craft distillers that already exports to Europe, we found ourselves in the position of explaining how the current trade tariffs have made American whiskey and unintended victim of the mounting trade war. Regardless of what side of the aisle you're on (we consider ourselves firmly independent!), a 25% rise in our prices in Europe is bad for business. We've been working hard to meet with the administration-we had a meeting with Dept. of Commerce Secretary Ross just last week-to explain our positions and encourage all sides of the trade battle to get to the table and begin negotiations in earnest. Let's bring this nascent trade war to an end before it begins.

If you're interested in the topic, here is a roundup of the news we've seen so far: Read more

How the surging Seven Stills found the magic formula of beer and spirits  By Alyssa Pereira, San Francisco Chronicle

"Quiet on the set!"
The director is shouting, flanked by a woman behind the bar grasping a boom pole and a man adjusting his camera. A forklift by the 300-gallon copper whiskey still has ceased beeping and filming is set to resume when Tessie, a particularly vociferous pup, yowls loudly.

It's a busy day here at Seven Stills Brewery and Distillery in the Bayview [district of San Francisco, CA], but then again, it seems like every day here might be this hectic. 
Read more.
Founders Tim Obert_ left_ and Clint Potter_ right_ at their Bayview location with pet dog Tango.
Seven Stills ICO can in action

Seven Stills launches "ICO" Campaign to fund new flagship location

Dr. Pearse Lyons legacy grows: ribbon cutting at 3rd distillery: Dueling Barrels Brewery & Distillery
By Distillery Trail
Alltuch_s Dueling Barrels_ left_ and Founder of Alltech_ Dr. Pearse Lyons

The third time's the charm. These words could not ring more true as family owned Alltech celebrates the ribbon cutting and grand opening of its new $15 million Dueling Barrels Brewery & Distillery in Pikeville, Kentucky. Alltech is no stranger to the world of brewing and distilling. The company also owns Town Branch Distillery in Lexington, KY and recently opened Pearse Lyons Distillery in Dublin, Ireland.

Alltech was founded in Nicholasville, KY in 1980 by serial entrepreneur Dr. Pearse Lyons. Having once interned for Guinness and Harp Lager breweries and later working for Irish Distillers, makers...  Read more.
As Vermont distilleries grow so does ancient art of barrel making  By Dan D'Ambrosio, Burlington Free Press

Vermont distilleries are in about the same place the state's breweries were 30 years ago, says Adam Overbay, co-owner of Old Route Two Spirits in Barre. Ready to take on the world.

Overbay says the number of distilleries in Vermont is growing rapidly. The state has gone from three distilleries in 2004 to 28 distilleries in 2018, according to the Vermont Department of Liquor Control.

Three Vermont National Guardsmen - Tony Fletcher, Josh Waterhouse and Mac Broich - took note of the growth of spirits production in the state and decided to start a business.
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Popular Indiana brewery, 18th Street, opens a distillery
By Rita Kohn, NuVo
18th Street Brewery has been one of Indiana_s favorite breweries since opening. Now they_ve opened a distillery.
18th Street Brewery has been one of Indiana's favorite breweries since opening. Now they've opened a distillery.

18th Street Brewery's Best Patio Pils was ranked #28 in a field of 134 Best Pilsners blind tasted and ranked by Paste Magazine in May 2018. The verdict posted on-line reads: "Three different score sheets on this beer all use the word "Euro," so there's probably something to that assessment. 18th Street's offering is all about the malt complexity for the most part. It's quite bready and one of the most distinctly "yeasty" pilsners in the tasting, with a doughy quality that works well with a moderate dose of perfumey hops. "Bright and bready, very approachable" says one score sheet. This chewy pils feels downright wholesome, in a way. ABV: 4.9%"
This newest recognition was the impetus to track down founder/brewer Drew Fox. Since its 2013 debut, 18th Street has attracted national attention, including... 
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One Eight Distilling to 'significantly increase' production  By Owen Bellwood, The Spirits Business
Spirits from One-Eight Distilling
The distillery, which produces the District Made range of spirits, is working with DCI Architects to raise the roof above its newest still, install a window behind the tasting room bar and construct a bottling room in the barrel warehouse.

Sandy Wood, co-founder and CEO of One Eight Distilling, said: "After more than a year of planning we are thrilled to be implementing improvements to our production capacity and customer experience that will make One Eight the largest distillery in our nation's capital." 
Read more.

You & Yours expanding in San Diego and 
adding canned cocktails By Candice Woo EATER, San Diego
You _ Yours canned cocktails_ Luke Mahoney and Laura Johnson_ founders
Launched last year in the East Village, You & Yours Distilling Co. has been embraced by the local bar industry and received acclaim for its in-house cocktail program. Its 26-year-old owner and head distiller, Laura Johnson, is getting national notice too, making Forbes magazine's 30 Under 30 list and being named as a Eater Young Guns 2018 semifinalist. Now, the urban distillery is prepping to begin production on a line of canned cocktails, entering a growing market that few other craft distilleries have yet to venture into, though San Diego-based Cutwater Spirits commands a large share of the current space. Read more

Hope Springs Distillery opens tasting room 4 years
into their distillery journey  By Distillery Trail
Team behind Hope Springs Distillery
The idea of building one's own distillery is a dream for many. The tales of building one's own distillery and becoming an overnight success are not just tales but, fairytales. Building one's own distillery takes years from the ideation stage, to the permitting (and approval) stage, to the distillation stage, to the distribution stage. And, as I've heard from many craft distillers, when it comes to estimating the cost of a distillery, a good rule of thumb is to take whatever that initial number is and double it. Such is the tale for the owners of Hope Springs Distillery in Lilburn, Georgia. But, at the end of the day, after attending many industry trade shows, traveling across the U.S. and two trips to Scotland to learn the art of distillation, they are in fact, livin' the dream! Read more.

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