NY Times Continues Craft Distilling Coverage: Hopped Spirits

Feb 05, 2013

The New York Times today published Robert Simonson’s article on hops in spirits in craft distilling.

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New Option for UK Distillers to Sell Direct to Consumer

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.

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First Distillery License Since Prohibition Granted in New Jersey

Feb 01, 2013

The Shanken News reports that New Jersey’s Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) has granted the first distillery license in the state since Prohibition. Fairfield-based Jersey Artisan Distilling now plans to immediately begin producing a rum which is slated to hit the market in April, using “traditional techniques” going back to the production of dark rum during New Jersey’s colonial period.

Read the whole article HERE.

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A year-end note from ADI’s President

Dec 28, 2012

ADI is growing at 30% a year, the current number of DSPs is close to over 400 with another 50 under construction. We feel in 2013, we will easily break the 500 mark for Craft Distilleries. We expect more than 800 people in attendance at our 10th Anniversary Spirits Conference & Vendor Expo in Denver, CO. Conference information, registration and the annual Judging of Artisan American Spirits can be accessed on our website.

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ADI Wishes You A Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!

Dec 22, 2012

ADI Wishes You A Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!

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“Whiskey War” of Brooklyn, image from Kings County Distillery’s Boozeum

Dec 01, 2012

This image, taken from the Boozeum at Kings County Distillery, depicts the “Whiskey War” of Brooklyn, which happened in December of 1869.

At the time, the neighborhood of Vinegar Hill, then called “Irishtown”, had a predominantly Irish immigrant population and a number of small whiskey distilleries. After the excise tax of 1862, many small distillers continued to operate without paying the tax, which was about triple today’s rate.

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Craft Distilling Academy Launches New Home Distilling Seminars in Denver CO

Nov 29, 2012

Craft Distilling Academy has been launched in an effort to educate home distillers nationwide with the information needed to stay safe and effective in the hobby of home distilling. Classes are bi-monthly in the Denver CO area. However, future classes are being formed by Home Brewing Shops where Craft Distilling Academy will work with a Home Brewing Shop in various cities across the nation to bring the Seminars to a the entire nation.

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Eagle Rock Distributing Company & Local Craft Distiller to Launch Artisan Rum

Nov 28, 2012

Eagle Rock Distributing Company, a leading beverage distributor of beer, wine and liquor throughout Georgia, announced that the first batch of Richland Rum will be released and available in select retail stores, bars and restaurants in the state of Georgia on November 30, 2012.

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Eagle Rock Distributing Company & Local Craft Distiller to Launch Artisan Rum

Nov 28, 2012

Eagle Rock Distributing Company, a leading beverage distributor of beer, wine and liquor throughout Georgia, today announced that the first batch of Richland Rum will be released and available in select retail stores, bars and restaurants in the state of Georgia on November 30, 2012. Richland Rum is handcrafted locally in historic downtown Richland, Georgia, with all natural ingredients; it is fermented, distilled and aged for one year in oak barrels and bottled by the Richland Distilling Company.

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Garrison Brothers Bourbon Expands Availability Across Texas

Nov 27, 2012

Garrison Brothers Distillery announced today that 9,000 bottles of Garrison Brothers Texas Straight Bourbon Whiskey have recently been distributed throughout Texas. This is the sixth release of the vintage straight bourbon from Garrison Brothers, located in the small Hill Country town of Hye.

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