Will_ Clayton_ and Dallas Glazik took their deep family farming history_ passion for alcohol and collective knowledge to build a family business_ Silver Tree Beer _ Spirits
All in the Family: Silver Tree Beer & Spirits By The Crafty Cask. Read story.

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Events & Milestones
Deadline September 9:
Request for Presentations for 2019 ADI Conference
Presenters from 2018 ADI Conference

Be part of the conversation and share your ideas on the art, business and science of craft spirits at the world's largest gathering of craft distillers!
Denver, CO - March 18-21, 2019 
Submission deadline: September 9, 2018
Early Bird Pricing Extended for Craft Distilling Expo 2018
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The 2018 Craft Distilling Expo will take place in London at The Boiler House Brick Lane on 
September 26 + 27
2017 Craft Distilling Expo
This extended early bird offer ends on
Monday 10th September 2018
ADI Hands-on Workshop:
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

It's 5-o'Clock for 30 Days - September is Virginia Spirits Month
Virginia Spirits Month
"Virginia is the birthplace of American spirits, and our 70 licensed distilleries are a part of the fastest growing sector of the beverage business," said Governor Ralph Northam.   Read more.
Virginia: A place for whiskey lovers By WhiskyCast podcast episode 722
whiskey barrels

Virginia's distilling history dates back to at least 1620, and while many whiskey lovers know about George Washington's Distillery at Mount Vernon, it's just one of the state's 70 distilleries making everything from rum and vodka to single malt whiskies. September is Virginia Spirits Month, and we'll visit some of those distilleries and find out more about what's shaping up to be a model partnership between the state and its craft distillers on WhiskyCast In-Depth.   Listen to podcast.
Wilderness Trail Distillery Bourbon and BBQ Festival
Distillers Panel at KY State BBQ Festival_

Wilderness Trail Distillery is excited about the reaction to our Bourbon and Rye in the Mid-Atlantic. Join us for our second release, Sept. 7, or Master Distiller Tours Sept. 8. The Sept. events coincide with the distillery hosting the KY State BBQ Festival.   Read more
Bee's Knees Week
September 24-30, 2018 

bees and cocktail glass

Over 350 bars and restaurants participated in Bee's Knees Week 2017. Thanks to our amazing customers, we collectively raised over $14,000 for 5 bee and pollinating organizations. Please join us this year so we can raise even more money to help save the bees!    Read more.
Baltimore Whiskey Company now Baltimore Spirits Company 
Doors to Baltimore Spirits Co in Union Collective

New Beginnings: Baltimore Whiskey Company moves into Union Collective under new name:
Baltimore Spirits Company will better reflect company's evolved identity.
  Read more.
Introducing our latest creation, Alley 6 Spiced Peach Liqueur 
Alley 6 Spiced Peach Liqueur

Alley 6 Spiced Peach Liqueur. We have spent the last two Summers in cahoots with Dry Creek Peach to create this local, seasonal, small-batch release. It is a lovely blend of Summer and Fall. This liqueur is made from fallen peaches from Dry Creek Peach and Produce in Healdsburg, California. Read more.
Boardroom Spirits expands down south 
Boardroom Spirits Ginger vodka

Boardroom Spirits, the craft distillery based outside of Philadelphia, PA has expanded its sales into Florida with Southern Glazer's Wine & Spirits - Signature Luxury. The distillery is bringing its award-winning vodka, gin, and line of FRESH infused vodkas to stores and bars in Ft. Lauderdale, Jacksonville, Miami, Orlando, Palm Beach, Tampa, and surrounding areas. Read more.
Metallica announce their newest work: Blackened American Whiskey 
Metallica whiskey_ Blackened American Whiskey

The heavy metal quartet announced their new self-branded liquor, named "Blackened American Whiskey" after a track on their 1988 album "...And Justice for All," on Twitter and on their website recently.    Read more.
Absinthe fountains from X Ward Distilling
Tenth Ward Distilling_s Absinthe Fountain

Tenth Ward, the only place in Frederick where you can get your very own X labeled absinthe fountain! Branded absinthe fountains are now for sale, direct shipping is available and included in price.   
Summer issue of Distiller magazine on newsstands
summer issue of Distiller magazine

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.
Join ADI to receive Distiller for free!

Latest Edition of Nano Distilling book now on Amazon
The Nano Distillery book cover

The Nano Distillery: The Future of Distilling
Compiled by Bill Owens, Edited by Brad Plummer and Andrew Faulkner.
The Nano Distillery is a compilation of how-to chapters and real-life experiences of distillers who successfully produce quality spirits on a small scale.  Read more.
ADI map of distilleries 
on Distilling.com
Map of distilleries.
Be sure that your distillery is listed; if not,  add your distillery here.

ADI's Certification Program now has 3,522 spirits listed!

View the stats here.
Apply today  and join the 742 micro-distilleries who are truly  craft.
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Round up whiskeys at Fort Worth's craft distilleries
Longhair Jim is produced at Acre Distilling, one of several craft distilleries that have sprung up in Fort Worth in recent years.   By Steve Stephens, The Columbus Dispatch
Acre Distilling

FORT WORTH, Texas - Texans have, at times, been known to take a belt or two (and I'm not talking about the kind that holds up your six-shooters). Take, for instance, "Longhair" Jim Courtright, 19th century gunfighter, gambler, one-time city marshal of Fort Worth - and big drinker.

Courtright, say some, worked both sides of the law with equal aplomb. But he kept the peace in Hell's Half Acre, Fort Worth's infamous red-light district at a time the city was a wild and woolly cattle town just barely this side of the frontier.   Read more.

Prop 65 signage requirements for spirits sold in California  
warning label for California_s Prop. 65
Anyone selling alcohol in California should take caution as Proposition 65 new requirements took effect August 30, 2018. Signage is now required at any point of purchase within California where alcohol is sold. Producers and distributors may be held liable if retailers' actions do not comply.    Read more

Further questions can be directed to the Distilled Spirits Council 
General  Counsel Lynne Omlie, lomlie@distilledspirits.org , (202) 682-8824

The world's most beautiful bars  By Nicola Carruthers, The Spirits Business
Atlas bar in Singapore gives guests an experience of grandeur
Atlas bar in Singapore gives guests an experience of grandeur.

From a rooftop whisky den resembling a luxury yacht to an opulent gin palace, we round up 10 of the most beautiful bars from around the world. Read more.

Distiller purchases Heim Brewery building 
By Michael Bushnell, Northeast News
J. Rieger has released renderings of it_s planned visitor_s center_ which will be the anchor of it_s expansion in the East Bottoms neighborhood of Kansas City_ Missouri.
J. Rieger has released renderings of its planned visitor's center, which will be the anchor of its expansion in the East Bottoms neighborhood of Kansas City, Missouri.
Kansas City, Missouri: Ryan Maybee and Andy Rieger announced at a press conference that their craft distilling company J. Rieger has purchased the historic Ferd Heim Bottling Plant, with plans to drastically increase their production and the public presence in the now burgeoning East Bottoms neighborhood. Read more

'Nude' booze? Meet British Columbia's latest booming liquor industry: vodka soda  By Simon Little and Aaron McArthur, Global News  
nude vodka soda cans on conveyor belt

First, it was wine, then craft beer. Now, another new liquor industry is brewing up big numbers, and taking B.C. by storm.

They're "naked" vodka sodas, a canned, carbonated alternative to beer and coolers, and one that appears to be catering to a huge, unmet demand in the market. The big difference? No sugar.

...Paul Meehan, Nutrl's self-described "marketing guy," said since the company started selling carbonated drinks with its own spirits, sales of its flagship vodka brand have gone up by 2,000 per cent.

"The convenience is a major factor, the consistency is another factor and the quality," he said.
  Read more.

Peerless Distilling Co. - A Sip Back in Time
Kentucky Peerless barrels

Join us as we take a walk through a day in life of Peerless from grain to bottle, all under one roof. The Peerless legacy began in 1889 with our ancestor Henry Kraver. Today, Peerless operates under the same distilled spirits number with the same superlative standards. Peerless has one owner. His name is Corky Taylor. As he revived his family legacy, he was certain to revive Peerless integrity. Watch video.

Cedar Ridge Iowa Bourbon Whiskey | Authentic By Nature
still image from Cedar Ridge Distillery video
As the first distillery to open in Iowa since Prohibition, Cedar Ridge Distillery is preserving the legacy of a lost craft. From our home in the Corn Belt, we revere this land and its resources. Our work nurtures the human spirit through a connection with nature and it's perfection. Cedar Ridge Iowa Bourbon Whiskey. Made with homegrown corn in Swisher, Iowa.   Watch video.

  Bill's Corner   Miscellany from  ADI Founder/President, Bill Owens
Bill Owens 80th Birthday Celebration and Suburbia exhibition at UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism
_Ritchie_ from Bill Owens_ book entitled _Suburbia_
Bill Owens' 'Suburbia' still mesmerizing 45 years later
by Sam Whiting, San Francisco Chronicle

Richie Ferguson parked his Big Wheel at the curb as he always did when on patrol, with his cowboy boots on the wrong feet and his toy rifle ready for whatever trouble might hit Spruce Lane in Dublin. He was 4 and though no trouble came that day, one stranger did come along to shoot him. It was Bill Owens with his Pentax. Read story.

The Reva and David Logan Gallery of Documentary Photography
cordially invites you to the 
opening reception & 80th birthday party for  Bill Owens and an exhibit of  Suburbia on Friday, September 14, 2018.  Reception & Book Signing, Libations, hors d'oeuvres and birthday cake  5:30-7:00 p.m. North Gate Hall Courtyard, University of California, Berkeley. 

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