Vol. 346

From the editors of CRAFT SPIRITS magazine, Craft Spirits Weekly is produced by the American Craft Spirits Association for its members. Not a member? Join our community of craft spirits producers.

This week, we're focusing on:

  • The release of Colkegan Bottled in Bond Malt Whiskey from Santa Fe Spirits
  • A new location for Copperworks Distilling Co.
  • And more!


Santa Fe Spirits Releases Colkegan Bottled in Bond Malt Whiskey

Santa Fe Spirits is releasing its Colkegan Bottled in Bond Single Malt Whiskey at its tasting rooms in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and nationwide with online orders from its website. (CRAFT SPIRITS magazine)

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Copperworks Distilling Co. Opens New Location

Opening to the public on Oct. 19 in Kenmore, Washington, Copperworks Distilling—Kenmore is a new tasting room and cocktail bar from the award-winning Seattle-based Copperworks Distilling Co. (CRAFT SPIRITS magazine)

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Garrison Brothers Opens Bar in Home of San Antonio Spurs

Hye, Texas-based Garrison Brothers is proud to announce a new partnership with the San Antonio Spurs and the Frost Bank Center. The multi-year deal, which includes Garrison Brothers named an official partner of the San Antonio Spurs began on Oct. 1. (CRAFT SPIRITS magazine)

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Red River Brewing Co. and Distillery Receives LEDA Funding to Expand Second Location

New Mexico’s Town of Red River Office of Economic Development & Tourism is proud to announce that Red River Brewing Co. and Distillery has been selected to receive funding under the Local Economic Development Act (LEDA) administered by the New Mexico Economic Development Department. (CRAFT SPIRITS magazine)

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Hardshore Distilling Co. Launches Shorebird Bourbon

The Hardshore Distilling Co. of Portland, Maine, has announced the inaugural release of Shorebird Bourbon, a trio of house-distilled and aged bourbons featuring the founder’s family-grown grains. (CRAFT SPIRITS magazine)

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Webinar: Changing Lives with Challenging Conversations; Talking About Mental Health and Suicide

Talking about difficult subjects like depression and suicide can be scary and uncomfortable. Learn how to have these difficult conversations and help connect someone at risk with life-saving care. Presented by Matt Vogl, a leading national voice on mental health.

When: Tues., Oct. 24 at 3 p.m. ET

Cost: FREE for members and non-members

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ACSA's Legislative Fly-In: Come Let Your Voice Be Heard

ACSA's Legislative Fly-In on Capitol Hill is back—and in person—this Nov. 7-9!


Register here to let your voice be heard before members of Congress and meet with senior leadership from TTB. This event is complimentary to all members who want to help educate Congress on issues facing our small business manufacturing sector. No experience is necessary—we will provide a full briefing and get you up to speed on issues that can change our economic landscape. 

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First-ever American Craft Spirits Festival Scheduled for October 26

This year ACSA is marking its 10th anniversary, and each month we're celebrating with a new initiative. On October 26, the country’s top craft spirits producers will be pouring for consumers and select members of the trade during the first-ever American Craft Spirits Festival at Binny’s Beverage Depot in Chicago.

The festival is a rare opportunity to sample American-made whiskey, gin, vodka, brandy, liqueurs and more from 50 of the country’s top craft spirits producers at the first-ever event.

A portion of ticket sales will benefit the STEPUP Foundation (Spirits Training Entrepreneurship Program for Underrepresented Professionals). STEPUP trains underserved and underrepresented individuals through a comprehensive nine-month internship program, believing that the industry should mirror the face of spirits consumers.

Tickets for the festival are now available.


Sausalito Liquor Co. is launching to create delicious, bold and unapologetically drinkable spirits inspired by the magic of Sausalito, California.

Broken Shed Vodka of New Zealand will once again partner with Help Our Military Heroes, Inc. to support their work with wounded military veterans.

Pinhook Bourbon unveiled its Vertical Series Bourbon 8-Year.


Read the Sept./Oct. Issue of CRAFT SPIRITS Magazine

The September/October issue of CRAFT SPIRITS magazine is here! This issue includes:

  • A cover story exploring what motivates brandy makers in such a challenging category
  • An outlook for the upcoming OND season
  • A primer on distilling with whey
  • A closer look at the distilling scene in Chicago, and much more!
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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 [email protected].


ACSA would like to thank all of our annual sponsors and our key supporters of education. We are grateful for all of your support throughout the year. Cheers!

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The American Craft Spirits Association is the only national registered nonprofit 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.)