Craft Spirits Weekly
Welcome to the 158th 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.
West Fork Whiskey Releases Ready-to-Drink Bourbon Canned Cocktails
West Fork Whiskey Co., an Indianapolis-based craft whiskey distillery, has announced the release of two new ready-to-drink, bourbon canned cocktails. The company’s bourbon-based canned cocktail line, two of only a handful of bourbon-based canned cocktails on the market nationally, will initially feature a bourbon ginger and a traditional bourbon highball. (CraftSpiritsMag.com)
Win One Free Registration to Our Annual Convention
ACSA has extended the deadline for its membership survey to Feb. 14, and one lucky winner will receive a free registration for yourself or a colleague to the 7th Annual Distillers' Convention and Vendor Trade Show in Portland, Oregon. To qualify, you must be an ACSA member, and please leave your name and email address at the end of the survey.
Rogue Launches Rolling Thunder Stouted Whiskey
Rogue Spirits of Oregon has announced the release of its Rolling Thunder Stouted Whiskey. The 2020 Rolling Thunder Imperial Stout was aged for 9 months in one of these handmade Rolling Thunder Barrel Works barrels previously used to age Rogue’s Dead Guy Whiskey. Rolling Thunder Stouted Whiskey takes it a step further. It is a whiskey that was distilled at Rogue’s distillery then aged in barrels built at Rogue’s Rolling Thunder Barrel Works cooperage that had already aged Rolling Thunder Imperial Stout, which was brewed at Rogue’s brewery. (CraftSpiritsMag.com)
Want to pour your spirits at Bar Convent Brooklyn ?
ACSA is hosting a craft spirits pavilion at Bar Convent Brooklyn (BCB), and we are inviting our members to participate in this leading bar and beverage trade show that is making its third appearance in the U.S. At BCB on June 9-10, bar and beverage professionals network with peers and learn about new trends, techniques and products in the domestic and international markets. Attendees can also attend demonstrations, keynote addresses and panel discussions with leading industry experts. Exhibitors at BCB Brooklyn are carefully curated to feature primarily premium craft spirits brands. If you would like to participate, you must apply no later than Friday.
Seven Caves Unveils Limited Bourbon Barrel Finished Rum
San Diego’s Seven Caves Spirits has announced its latest limited release, R15 Bourbon Barrel Finished Rum. R15 is aged for two years and then finished in Woodford Reserve bourbon barrels, which, Seven Caves says, brings the distillery closer to its vision of creating spirits completely unique to the market. (CraftSpiritsMag.com)
Wilderness Trail Distillery Advances to Kentucky Bourbon Trail
Wilderness Trail Distillery of Danville, Kentucky, one of the founding distillery destinations on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail Craft Tour, has advanced to join the Kentucky Bourbon Trail adventure, becoming the 18th stop on the world-famous journey that showcases America’s only native spirit. (CraftSpiritsMag.com)
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 8 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 teresa@americancraftspirits.org .
North Carolina's End of Days Distillery Hosting Grand Opening Saturday
Wilmington, North Carolina officially gets a new distillery this week when End of Days (EOD) Distillery hosts its grand opening this Saturday, Feb. 1 in the city’s Cargo District. (CraftSpiritsMag.com)
Craft Spirits TV: San Antonio Spurs the Rum and Tiki Rennaisance
In the latest episode of Craft Spirits TV, rum and tiki are among the standout players as host Jeff Cioletti and special guest Maggie Campbell (President & Head Distiller at Privateer Rum and Vice President of the American Craft Spirits Association Board of Directors) share their insights on the 2020 San Antonio Cocktail Conference.
From the Magazine: Data Minding
Many startup distilleries opt to create their own data tracking systems in Microsoft Excel. While that homemade solution may be a viable option for a startup or hobbyist, larger distilleries will eventually require a more robust, professional system for TTB reporting and beyond. ( Craft Spirits magazine) 
Japanese Craft Spirits Month Kicks Off Saturday in Los Angeles
Saturday, February 1 marks the beginning of Japanese Craft Spirits Month in Los Angeles, kicking off a 29-day effort to boost awareness for shochu and Awamori at more than 100 participating bars and restaurants throughout the greater L.A. area. (CraftSpiritsMag.com)
Have You Read the Latest Issue of Craft Spirits Magazine?
In case you missed it, ACSA is pleased to present the latest issue of our digital publication,  Craft Spirits  magazine.  Click here to read the full issue now!
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