Bill Welter and team at Journeyman Distillery
Bill Welter and team at Journeyman Distillery atop an I-beam at the distillery which was home of a 40,000 sq ft corset and buggy whip factory in the 1800s. See before-, during construction- and after renovation images HERE.

Up North Distillery wins Best of Category, Gold, Silver & Bronze Medals at the ADI 2018 Judging
Up North Distillery spirits with medals

UP NORTH DISTILLERY, in Post Falls Idaho, recently won 6 medals including "Gold Medal" & "Best of Specialty Spirits" for Honey Spirits, made solely from Idaho honey, at the 2018 ADI Competition.    More.
New Releases,
Events & Milestones
Craft Spirits Carnival: Last Call to register for June 9-10 event
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The 8th Craft Spirits Carnival is fast approaching on June 9th and 10th at Metreon City View in downtown San Francisco. The last few spaces are available for the early-bird price through May 11th.  Registration
Reserve your stand at the 2018 Craft Distilling Expo
Craft Distilling Expo tote bag from 2017

The 2018 Craft Distilling Expo will take place in London at The Boiler House Brick Lane on the 26 & 27 of September 2018.

Join the Maryland Distillers Guild for the 2nd Annual
Spirits of Maryland June 3
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Baltimore Museum of Industry's Waterfront Pavillion. Sunday, June 3, 2018
Featuring tastings from 12+ Maryland distilleries. 
More info.

3rd Annual Louisa Nelson Awards nominations 
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Nelson's Green Brier Distillery created the Louisa Nelson Awards as an annual accolade honoring women of achievement, inspiration, and vision in Nashville who show exemplary successes...  Read more.
Introducing Supercollider from Broad Branch Distillery 
Broad Branch Distillery_s Supercollider apple rye video image

Supercollider Apple Rye. 100% WA heirloom prairie rye collides with fresh Fuji and Honey Crisp apples.    Read more.

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Blaum Bros. Bourbon release date set
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On May 26th, 
we will finally 
be realizing our flagship bourbon ...after being open for 4.5 years. It's been a long wait but it is ready!

One Eight Distilling unveils new label and brand: "District Made"
District Made line from One Eight Distilling
New logo and bottles reflect distillery's pioneering spirit.  More info.
Roulaison Enters Florida Market
Roulaison Distilling Co spirits

New Orleans, La. - Roulaison Distilling Co last week announced the availability of its award-winning rums in the state of Florida through distributor Twenty-One Wine & Spirits.  Read more.
A Letter from the Flavorman,
Dave Dafoe
David Dafoe_ proprietor of Flavorman and Moonshine University

The Flavorman company is early in it's 26th year and has more potential than ever before...And while we owe all of our successes to you, our clients and friends, I'd like to share a few habits that we always try to practice that have helped our team get to where we are now.  
Mix it up in any saloon with the Mixologist
Saver Glass _Mixologist_

Inspired by the old apothecary of yesteryear, MIXOLOGIST blends authenticity and originality in a way that reveals a truly unique attitude.  
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Near-Turnkey Malt House Equipment for Sale

A Michigan-based malt house is re-tooling and focusing on other endeavors making its' equipment available for purchase.  Equipment includes 4 x custom steep tanks, 4 x germination boxes, 2 million BTU (natural gas) kiln, 75hp Kobelco 3-phase oilless screw compressor, 4-roller grain mill (for brewers grist), hammer mill (distillers grist), bagging equipment/scales, Walinga electric (220v) grain vacuum for transferring green malt and finished malt, AGM-224 Clipper grain cleaner, and a lengthy list of additional equipment. Everything someone would need to produce 300 tons of malt per year. Contact for equipment list & photos.

For more  Equipment for Sale see ADI Forums

TTB News
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? 
San Francisco, CA - May 9
Chicago, IL - June 13
Boston, Massachusetts - July 18

New DSP Permits issued 
New DSP permits issued as of 6 May  2018.
New Distilled Spirits Plant permits issued as of May 6, 2018.   Enlarge/more info

Sunset in Paloma Cocktail 
Sunset in Paloma cocktail
1.5 oz. Bluebird Distilling Sugarcane Rum
.75 oz. Sunset Blush Wine
1 oz. grapefruit cordial
.75 oz. lime juice
½ cup ice
Method: In a cocktail shaker, combine rum, Sunset Blush wine, grapefruit cordial and lime juice to ice. Shake and strain into a coupe glass. Garnish with a grapefruit peel.

ADI map of distilleries 
Map of distilleries.
Be sure that your distillery is listed; if not,  add your distillery here.

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 2,812 spirits listed!

View the stats here.
Apply today  and join the 578 micro-distilleries who are truly  craft.
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Want to Showcase Your Spirits at Tales of the Cocktail ? Contact Christy Howery to secure your spot!
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ADI in partnership with The Liquid Projects would like to formally invite you to participate in our TWO craft distiller tasting events at
Tales of the Cocktail 2.0 this July:

Meet the Craft Distillers Happy Hour*
House of Blues, Parish Room * Thursday, July 19 * 3:30-6:30pm
Craft Champions Tasting Room
Hotel Monteleone, Royal A&B *  Saturday, July 21 *  3-5pm

As a bonus this year, all distilleries participating in our shows will receive one sponsor wristband (an all-access pass to tasting rooms during Tales' week long program at a value of $150).

*The 'Meet the Distillers Happy Hour' is the most highly anticipated event at Tales, drawing in over 1000 media, trade and enthusiasts in the three hour period. This year the venue will be the House of Blues and we have been given The Parish Room for our Meet the Craft Distillers 'show-within-a-show' through which all guests enter.

Louisiana distribution is not required.
6 Women in Whiskey to Watch  by Ceil Miller Bouchet,  Food&Wine
6 women to watch in distilling
From a bar director to a whiskey scientist, here are some of the names you need to know right now in the world of America's favorite booze.

There I was on a chilly day along the Potomac River, a delicate-tongued wine drinker among dozens of professional whiskey makers, stirring - well, rowing, to use the technical term - the sweet-smelling mash in George Washington's Distillery. I was there to distill our... Read more.

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by Stephanie Moreno, Distiller blog

Shaking up the craft spirits world, the Women's Distillery Guild advocates for gender diversity, advancement
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The non-profit organization will help educate and train women in the craft distilling industry, and foster work environments that allow female
employees to thrive and excel. 

Minnesota's legislature's behind-the-scenes 
debate on liquor laws  By Briana Bierschbach, MinnPost
Minnesota House of Representatives
A year after lifting a 150-year-old prohibition on Sunday alcohol sales, Republicans in control of the Minnesota House and Senate are debating behind the scenes whether they'll do much of anything to change the state's liquor laws this year.

Legislators typically pass some kind of liquor bill each session, measures that often include local liquor licenses and other provisions requested by individual lawmakers. Read more.

Madison County Distillery's vodka debuts; 
tasting room opens soon By Jamie Coelho,  Rhode Island Monthly
Adam Basla_ left_ and his father_ Mike_ are partners in Madison County Distillery

CAZENOVIA, NY -- The first spirit produced by the big new Madison County Distillery just east of Cazenovia is now on the market.

Madison County Distillery is one of about 100 craft spirit makers in New York, and third distillery to open in Madison County. Life of Reilley Distilling is a little further east on Route 20 and Old Home Distillers is in Lebanon.

Partners in Madison County Distillery include Ruddy, retired U.S. Air Force lieutenant general Mike Basla and Basla's son, Adam. Mike Basla is Pat Ruddy's father-in-law. Keeping it all in the family is J.R. Riggs, Ruddy's uncle, who also serves as head distiller. Read more.

Sourland Mountain Spirits brings the flask 
to farm-to-table movement  By Jenna Intersimone, My Central Jersey
Ray Disch of Sourland Mountain Spirits

HOPEWELL - Ray Disch, a Hopewell resident for the last 34 years, has done it all - including working for the United States Secretary of Labor and Merck as well as being a Realtor and founding and owning an energy company, home improvement company and brewery.

Disch's latest endeavor - Sourland Mountain Spirits of Hopewell, one of the first New Jersey distilleries to be located on a farm since Prohibition - is expanding that resume and accomplishments. The distillery, which... Read more.

Nude Brand Creation designs identity for 
Surrey Copper Distillery  By Dexigner
The Surrey Copper Distillery branding card and stack of books

Nude Brand Creation has revealed the brand identity and naming of newly launched The Surrey Copper Distillery. The distillery was established by former Chief Brewer at SABMiller PLC, Professor Katherine Smart and her husband Dr Chris Smart, former Head of Brewing Services for food and drink consultancy Campden BRI.

The founders spent years studying to become brewers and distillers. Their academic backgrounds, careers in brewing and lifelong passion for historical literature have inspired them to create a ground-breaking 'library' of spirits in their own distillery... 
Read more.
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