Craft Spirits Weekly
Welcome to the 160th issue of Craft Spirits Weekly , a service dedicated to bringing you 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.
Sugarlands Distilling Co. to Release Roaming Man Edition 9
Sugarlands Distilling Co. of Gatlinburg, Tennessee, will soon release edition No. 9 of Roaming Man Tennessee Straight Rye Whiskey. Members of the Sugarlands Whiskey Club will have the opportunity to reserve bottles of the rye whiskey in an online pre-sale starting this Friday at 9 a.m. EST. (
From Craft Spirits Magazine: Charting the Course
In the cover story of the latest issue of Craft Spirits magazine, we explore the rapid rise of spirits-themed trails across the United States. Whether it's by city, state or region, many distilleries are joining forces to collectively promote craft spirits.
Share Your Thoughts with TTB on Proposed Improvements
As the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) formulates a plan for which projects to undertake in the coming years, they would like to hear from industry members in the alcohol beverage community. Your feedback will help them understand which ideas would most increase your satisfaction with TTB services and help them to focus their work. If you are a member of the alcohol beverage community who is responsible for preparing TTB applications, tax returns, and/or operational reports, please take this short survey and share your thoughts on some service improvements TTB is considering.
Make Your Voice Heard and Win Free Registration to Our Convention
The deadline to complete ACSA's membership survey is this Friday, Feb. 14. We want to better understand how you view our services and where you think we can improve. Your answers will provide us with information to enhance the value of your membership and move our industry forward. 

If you wish to be entered into a drawing to receive a free registration for yourself or a colleague to the 7th Annual Distillers' Convention and Vendor Trade Show in Portland, Oregon, please leave your name and email address at the end of the survey.

Please take 10 minutes to complete the survey today and make your voice heard.
Cocktail Classes Return to New Deal Distillery
Class will be back in session at New Deal Distillery in Portland, Oregon, this April for those wanting to learn how to stir and shake behind their home bar. The two-hour classes cover cocktail balance basics as well as the proper techniques and equipment for making the perfect cocktail. (
Sourland Mountain Spirits Offers First Taste of Straight Bourbon Whiskey
Sourland Mountain Spirits of Hopewell, New Jersey, will offer the first taste of its Straight Bourbon Whiskey at a special event at Brick Farm Tavern on Feb. 17 at 6 p.m.
The evening will kickoff with a taste and toast of the Straight Bourbon Whiskey, followed by three craft cocktails featuring Sourland Mountain Spirits barrel-aged spirits, paired with an appetizer display. (
Happy Raptor Distilling to Host Mardi Gras Soft Opening
From Feb. 14-25, Happy Raptor Distilling of New Orleans is throwing open the garage door for the very first time. The distillery is timing its soft opening with the buildup to Mardi Gras, and will be serving rum cocktails. The distillery is conveniently located at 1512 Robert C. Blakes Sr. Drive, one block from the Mardi Gras Parade route. (
Master The Art of Distilling
Ahead of ACSA's 7th Annual Distillers' Convention & Vendor Trade Show in Portland, Oregon, the following Master Classes will be offered. Take advantage of these pre-convention offerings to maximize your time and money in Portland. Click here or on the video above to learn more from ACSA Education Committee Co-Chairs Jake Holshue, Courtney McKee and Amber Pollock.

New Distillery Start-Up 101
In the beginning stages of planning your distillery? This overview will cover the basics of the industry including: finding a lender; creating a business plan; selecting your site, equipment, and material; safety and compliance; and sales and marketing.
Member Rate : $200;  Non-Member Rate : $350

Tasting and Sensory Class
This one-day course will start by examining the tasting biases that affect our judgements, and will also cover how to use tasting and sensory practices to ensure quality control, how to use barrels to target specific flavor development, and how to differentiate varieties and flavors of malt. 
Member Rate : $399;  Non-Member Rate : $699
ACSA's 7th Annual Convention & Vendor Trade Show Is
 Just 6 Weeks Away! Sponsorship Opportunities Are Still Available!
Give your brand a boost by becoming a sponsor for ACSA's 7th Annual Distillers' Convention & Vendor Trade Show March 29-31 in Portland, Oregon. A limited number of sponsorship opportunities, designed to maximize your marketing exposure, are still available. To learn more, contact Teresa McDaniel at 502.807.4249 or .
Distillery 291 Whiskeys Now Available via ReserveBar
The award-winning whiskeys of Distillery 291 are now available online in partnership with, extending the brand’s reach in six states where shipping is legal (CA, CO, NY, OR, TX and WY). (
Copperworks Unveils American Single Malt Whiskey Release 029
Copperworks American Single Malt Whiskey Release 029 recently hit the shelves in Copperworks Distilling Co.’s tasting room and online store. This release from the Seattle distillery has a complex blend of three whiskeys made from different malt recipes and aged in different wood. (
Virginia Distillery Co. Recognized at World Whiskies Awards
American Single Malt whisky distillery Virginia Distillery Co. of Lovingston, Virginia, recently won ‘Best Single Malt’ in the No Age Statement category for the pre-release of its American Single Malt line, Courage & Conviction, called Prelude: Courage & Conviction at the World Whiskies Awards. The distillery’s Port Cask Finished Virginia-Highland Whisky also won ‘Best American Blended Malt’ for a fourth year. (
Craft Spirits TV: Board Elections & Bar Convent Brooklyn
The American Craft Spirits Association seeks nominations for the upcoming elections to fill five seats on ACSA's Board of Directors as the terms of five Board members are about to conclude. Also, we look ahead to Bar Convent Brooklyn in June.
Read the Latest Issue of Craft Spirits Magazine
In case you missed it, the latest issue of Craft Spirits magazine is online. Click here or on the cover photo to read the full issue.
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