Craft Spirits Weekly
Welcome to the 248th 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. 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.
U.S., EU to Suspend Tariffs on American Whiskeys
The U.S. and EU recently announced an agreement in the steel and aluminum dispute which will suspend all retaliatory tariffs imposed in connection with this dispute, including on American whiskeys. (
Stoll & Wolfe Releases Straight Keystone Rosen Rye Whiskey
After half a century, Rosen rye whiskey is available in bottles for sale. This highly limited single-barrel release of only 100 bottles from Stoll & Wolfe Distillery of Lititz, Pennsylvania, this month will represent the first time in more than 50 years that Rosen, a rye grain specifically and historically grown for use in the distilling of Pennsylvania rye whiskey, will make its debut … again. (
FEW Spirits Releases First Bottled in Bond Straight Bourbon
FEW Spirits of Evanston, Illinois, introduces FEW Bottled In Bond Bourbon Whiskey, a four-year-old, one-of-a-kind bourbon created in accordance with the Bottled In Bond Act of 1897. (
Wood’s Releases New Line of Ready to Drink Cocktails
Wood’s High Mountain Distillery of Salida, Colorado, has released three new ready-to-drink (RTD) cocktails in 12-ounce aluminum cans. (
J. Carver Unveils New Limited Edition Whiskeys
J. Carver Distillery of Waconia, Minnesota, is proud to announce the second limited edition release of its highly acclaimed cask strength single malts, Etiquette Whiskey and Trifecta Whiskey. (
Old Dominick Releases All the Cookies Bourbon
All the Cookies Bourbon, the latest research and development product from Memphis, Tennessee-based Old Dominick Distillery, hit the distillery gift shop shelves on Wednesday. (
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 Riff Gets into the Spirit of Giving
In the spirit of the giving season, New Riff Distilling is kicking off its Gift of Warmth campaign to support the St. Vincent de Paul Cincinnati annual coat drive and its goal of distributing 4,000 coats to those in need across Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky region this winter. (
Chemist Spirits Releases Green Man 25th Anniversary Single Malt Whiskey
Chemist Spirits of Asheville, North Carolina, announced the release of Green Man 25th Anniversary Single Malt Whiskey, a collaboration with Asheville-based Green Man Brewery. The distillery will release the spirit on Nov. 6. (
Tattersall Distilling Releases Port-Barreled Rye
Minneapolis-based Tattersall Distilling has announced the launch of its Port Wine Barreled Straight Rye Whiskey. (
Two Trees Beverage Co. Unveils Sustainably Matured Initiative
Two Trees Beverage Co. of Fletcher, North Carolina, has unveiled its Sustainably Matured initiative for sustainable maturation for beer (including IPAs), wine and spirits. (
Barrell Craft Spirits Releases BCS Gray Label Whiskey
Barrell Craft Spirits of Louisville, Kentucky, released its BCS Gray Label Whiskey. (
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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 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.)