Craft Spirits Weekly
Welcome to the 15th 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 the American Craft Spirits Association.
Texas Distilling is Having a Moment

Between 1995 and 2008, the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission issued 10 licenses to spirits manufacturers. Now there are more than 100 active distillery licenses in the state, and experts don't expect a slowdown anytime soon. (The Virginian-Pilot)

Distillery to Take Over Old Wisconsin Train Depot

The Wausau, Wis. Economic Development Committee has given a $200,000 commercial rehabilitation loan to Central Time Distillery, a new business that will re-purpose the city’s Hiawatha train depot. (WSAU)
TX Whiskey Expands to Georgia
Firestone & Robertson Distilling Co. (F&R) announced the release of  TX Whiskey throughout the state of Georgia.  TX Whiskey, was awarded “Best American Craft Whiskey” honors at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition, and has become wildly popular throughout Texas, Louisiana and Oklahoma. (BusinessWire via Yahoo Finance)

Reno, Nevada Booze Bus Drives Consumers to Distilleries 

The Reno Booze Bus is launching its first tours on Saturday, giving people the opportunity to explore Reno and Sparks' growing craft beer and distillery scene. (My News 4)

Get to Know America’s Gin Makers

When most people think of gin, long established British brands usually come to mind—Tanqueray, Bombay, Beefeater, Gordon’s. But here in America, distilleries are producing gin across the country using a variety of local botanicals for flavor. This gives cocktails like the martini, gin and tonic, and Martinez new twists and flavors. (USA Today)

J. Carver Distillery Releases Bourbon, Rye and Brandy

J. Carver Distillery released three new spirits that are now ready for consumption. In moderation, of course. The Waconia, Minnesota-based distillery has a new bourbon, rye and brandy available. Production began on all three spirits in December 2014 and are now available throughout the state, according to Gina Holman, a cofounder and partner. (Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal)

Downtown Cincinnati’s First Distillery to Open by End of Month

The first distillery to operate in downtown Cincinnati will open before the end of the month. Northside Distilling, which set up shop in its eponymous neighborhood in 2014, will host a grand opening for its downtown operation at 922 Race St. on April 29. (Cincinnati Business Courier)

Baton Rouge’s Cane Land Distilling Hosts Grand Opening May 20
The Cane Land Distilling Company has announced its grand opening in downtown Baton Rouge. The grand opening will take place on May 20 from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. (WAFB-9)
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