May 08, 2015
Oregon distilleries have been growing since 2008 when Oregon law created new business opportunities for distillery owners. Federal OSHA defines a distillery as “a plant or that portion of a plant where flammable liquids produced by fermentation are concentrated and where the concentrated products may also be mixed, stored, or packaged.” Fire and explosion hazards The […]
Apr 08, 2015
Bailey Loosemore, @bloosemore – The Courier Journal Like so many other independently-focused businesses, craft distilling is on the rise. But while more craft distilleries are opening regularly — with nearly 650 currently operating across the country and another 200 on the way — getting a new one off the ground is not an easy task, […]
Apr 08, 2015
By David A. Mann – Reporter-Louisville Business First Ah, Louisville. We know horse racing. We know baseball bats. And, oh man, do we know alcoholic beverages. The latter is the reason the Heyward, Calif.-based American Distilling Institute is hosting its 2015 Annual Spirits Conference at the Kentucky International Convention Center from March 30 to April 2. There’s still time to […]
Dec 01, 2013
Registration is open for the 11th annual 2014 Spirit Conference and Expo in Seattle. It’s all happening from March 31st to April 2nd at the Seattle Sheraton. Register online here!
Nov 16, 2013
Garrison Brothers Distillery, Texas’ first legal bourbon whiskey distillery and the maker of multi-award-winning Garrison Brothers Texas Straight Bourbon Whiskey, recently announced the limited statewide introduction of its first new bourbon whiskey, Cowboy Bourbon™.
Nov 15, 2013
Some of the most beautiful liquor bottles on shelves today were created by Universal Packaging Corp. With 28 years of experience, Universal Packaging is recognized as an industry leader in quality packaging solutions to craft distilleries. It is also the only company in North America to provide “one-stop shopping” to the craft distilling industry.
Nov 14, 2013
Based on feedback we have heard from several ADI members, it seems the Food and Drug Administration is taking a more active role in the distilled spirits industry – heretofore primarily the domain of the TTB. This includes facility site visits and product integrity. With this in mind, it may be time well spent to review the FDA site regarding Ingredients, packaging and labeling, as well as Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) for the food industry. Keep in mind that “food” denotes anything consumable that you sell, including gift shop items like sauces, etc…
Feb 12, 2013
We were truly saddened to hear that Truman Cox, Master Distiller of A. Smith Bowman Distillery, passed away on Saturday, February 9, after a short illness. In 2004, he became Lead Chemist at Buffalo Trace Distillery, and in 2011, Master Distiller at A. Smith Bowman Distillery in Fredericksburg, VA.
Feb 05, 2013
The New York Times today published Robert Simonson’s article on hops in spirits in craft distilling.
Feb 04, 2013
Dominic Roskrow, Director of Craft Distillers’ Alliance, in the UK, informed us this week about a new initiative benefiting small, independent UK whisky producers, allowing them to sell even a single bottle of whisky directly to British consumer and trade customers.