Craft Spirits Weekly
Welcome to the 250th 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.

Voting Members: Complete ACSA's Member Survey by Nov. 24
for a Chance to Win Free Entries in ACSA's 2022 Judging of Craft Spirits
Please take five minutes to complete this short survey to help us understand how we can best serve you and our craft spirits community. We have extended the deadline until Wednesday, Nov. 24, and all voting members (including voting members who have already taken the survey) will be entered into a drawing for two FREE entries for ACSA's 2022 Judging of Craft Spirits.
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. Attendee registration closes THIS SUNDAY, Nov. 21.
Survey: Supply Chain Disruptions
Increased consumer demand, labor shortages and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic are wreaking havoc on the supply chain. Please take our quick, one-question survey and tell us where you feel the most impact.
St. George Announces Release of Single Malt Whiskey, Lot 21
St. George Spirits of Alameda, California, announces the release of St. George Single Malt Whiskey, Lot 21. Released annually since 2000, St. George Single Malt Whiskey is distilled, aged, blended, and bottled by St. George Spirits out of love for what handcrafted single malt can be. (
Iron Fish Distillery Releases Estate Grown Line of Spirits
Iron Fish Distillery of Thompsonville, Michigan, recently announced the limited release of the highly anticipated Estate Series line of spirits. (
Glencairn Ruby Tribute Blended Scotch Whisky To Be Auctioned for Charity
With contributions from some of the world’s most iconic master blenders, The Glencairn Ruby Tribute Blended Scotch Whisky uniquely captures a true moment of whisky history. And to mark the 40th anniversary of the family-owned and run Scottish glassware company, Glencairn Crystal, the Davidson family is auctioning this unique and special blend of aged whiskies in a stunning ruby-encrusted decanter to raise money for charity.(
Dashfire Releases Ready-to-Drink Old Fashioned Variety Pack
Dashfire, a family-owned artisanal bitters and cocktail company based in Minnetonka, Minnesota, introduces an Old Fashioned variety pack in time for the holiday season. (
Cedar Ridge Announces Two New Seasonal Whiskey Releases
Swisher, Iowa-based Cedar Ridge Distillery is releasing two new seasonal whiskeys—Bottled-In-Bond Rye and Double Barrel Bourbon—on Friday. (
Craft Spirits TV: Back in Berlin!
After a COVID-forced hiatus, Bar Convent Berlin returns as an in-person trade fair. We caught up with some of the U.S.-based craft spirits producers exhibiting at the show to get their thoughts on exporting into Europe in the midst of a pandemic.
Copperworks Releases Black is Beautiful Whiskey
Copperworks Distilling Co. of Seattle is proud to join more than 1,000 breweries in the fight for change and racial justice, with its Black is Beautiful Whiskey release. (
Watershed Distillery Debuts Limited Release of Nocino Made with Bourbon
Columbus, Ohio-based Watershed Distillery—maker of an award-winning black walnut Nocino—will debut a very special batch of Nocino made with bourbon (Bourcino) exclusively at its annual Nocinofest. (
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?
Firefly Distillery and Holy City Brewery Collaborate on Whiskey and Ale
Firefly Distillery of North Charleston, South Carolina, is partnering with local craft brewery Holy City Brewing to release Double Barrel Drive By, a new limited edition malt mash whiskey and barleywine ale pairing on Friday, November 26. (
Bourbon Capital BBQ Challenge & Distillery Invitational Slated for June
The Bourbon Capital BBQ Challenge & Distillery Invitational will take place June 10-11, 2022, at Dant Crossing in Nelson County, Kentucky, event organizers announced.(
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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.
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.
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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.)