Craft Spirits Weekly
Welcome to the 247th issue of Craft Spirits Weekly. This newsletter is dedicated to bringing ACSA members the news most important to the craft spirits distiller. Check your inbox every Thursday to find a curated selection of articles and news pieces from CRAFT SPIRITS magazine and the American Craft Spirits Association.
Distillers' Convention and Vendor Trade Show Registration Closes Soon
ACSA's 8th Annual Distillers' Convention and Vendor Trade Show is fast approaching, and we can't wait to see you in-person Dec. 4-6 in Louisville, Kentucky! Get ready to join fellow producers and other industry experts to network, learn, and toast our incomparable, vibrant industry in Derby City. Exhibitor registration closes on Nov. 1, and attendee registration closes on Nov. 21.
Is Your Hotel Room Booked?
The Galt House is right around the corner from the Kentucky International Convention Center, where we will gather this December to network, learn and toast our vibrant industry at ACSA's 8th Annual Distillers' Convention and Vendor Trade Show! The room rate is $189 per night and the room block will be open until November 15

Make your reservations today by clicking the link below (use code: 021821ACS) or calling (502) 589-5200. ACSA does not use third parties to reserve hotel rooms.
Discover Additional Ticketed Events
Looking to truly make the most of your experience at our convention? We are proud to offer several pre-convention classes focused on sensory, safety and start-ups; a distillery tour; a course on common faults, led by Ashley Barnes of The Spirits Group; and a fundraiser for the ACSA PAC.

Please note that we have postponed our Virtual Convention Education Program. Previously scheduled for Nov. 3-4, the virtual event will be rescheduled for sometime in the first quarter of 2022. We will provide updates on a new date for this program in the future, and we apologize to everyone who was looking forward to the virtual event next week.
Pilot House Distilling Announces Rebrand
Pilot House Distilling of Astoria, Oregon, announced that it has completed a major rebranding. In addition, the company has extensive distillery expansion plans happening in 2021. (
Dogfish Head Launches New Culinary-Crafted RTDs
Pulling inspiration from its seaside home, Dogfish Head Distilling Co. is introducing two new culinary-crafted canned cocktails to its existing lineup of ready-to-drink offerings, Blood Orange & Mango Vodka Crush (7% ABV) and Lemon & Lime Gin Crush (7% ABV). (
Black Button Distilling Announces Bespoke Bourbon Blending Program
Black Button Distilling of Rochester, New York, has announced the launch of its custom bourbon blending program, utilized amongst hospitality partners and retailers to create a unique, exclusive bourbon based on customer preference. (
From the Pages of CRAFT SPIRITS Magazine
A Tight Ship
From grain to glass, Spirit Works Distillery sails ahead.
Copperworks Distilling Co. Paves Way for Expansion
Seattle-based Copperworks Distilling Co. has unveiled three extensive expansion projects to meet the growing demand for its spirits. (
Gin and Rum from Liba Spirits Available in New York and California
Liba Spirits’ first two products—1643 Alpine Gin made at a 400-year-old farm distillery in southern Austria, and Lafcadio Botanical Rum made in New Orleans—are available for purchase in New York and California. (
Old Line Spirits Unveils Single Malt Whiskeys
Baltimore’s Old Line Spirits is releasing two limited-edition finished American Single Malt Whiskeys this fall as part of the distillery’s Double Oak series. (
Join us in the V.I.P. Lounge
CRAFT SPIRITS magazine and the American Craft Spirits Association are excited to introduce premium reader experiences with the launch of the V.I.P. Lounge.

While the digital-only magazine will continue to be available at no charge for regular subscribers, we are launching the V.I.P. Lounge to further support our cutting-edge features, business insights and entrepreneurial advice from and for the craft spirits community. For a modest fee, participants can now unlock value-added bonuses, like early access to magazine issues and a set of CRAFT SPIRITS-branded Glencairn glasses.

Will you join us in the V.I.P. Lounge?
New York State Distillers Guild Announces 2021 Awards
The New York State Distillers Guild this week announced the results of the fourth annual New York State Distilled Spirits Competition, which it produced in partnership with the Raise a Glass Foundation. (
Join Us for Craft Spirits Live on Instagram
Join ACSA for Craft Spirits Live, our Instagram Live show highlighting producers of craft spirits. Send an email to if you would like to be featured.

Upcoming Guests Include:

Nov. 3: Adam Spiegel, Corning & Co.
Read the Latest Issue of CRAFT SPIRITS Magazine
In the latest issue of CRAFT SPIRITS magazine, we explore how craft distillers are embracing local ingredients to make vodkas that are anything but neutral; investigate a shortage of cans threatening the growth of ready-to-drink cocktail programs; check in with cocktail bars and restaurants as they navigate uncertainty; and much more.
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
The American Craft Spirits Association is the only national registered non-profit 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.)