The 20th Annual Prestigious Bubble Cap Award Recognizes Texas’ First Legal Bourbon Distillery
On Wednesday August 23, 2023, the American Distilling Institute (ADI) awarded its highest honor, the prestigious Bubble Cap Award, to Garrison Brothers Distillery. The award was announced during the Gala at the 20th annual ADI Craft Spirits Conference & Expo, which took place this year in Las Vegas, Nevada. ADI president Erik Owens presented the award on stage to Garrison Brothers’ founders, Dan and Nancy Garrison.
Let your legislators know we demand equal market access for spirits based RTDs.
In many states, consumer access to spirits ready-to-drink (RTD) cocktails is severely restricted by outdated laws that prohibit the sale of these products at grocery and convenience stores, unlike beer- and wine-based RTD beverages even though they have the same or similar alcohol content. At the same time, spirits RTDs are taxed at a much higher rate than beer- and wine-based RTDs. Modernizing alcohol laws to allow equal access and fair tax treatment for spirits RTDs will boost small businesses, raise state tax revenue and support consumer choice.
Direct to consumer shipping is a necessary tool for all craft distillers. We hope you can join this national coalition to help get laws changes across the US. Please share with your employees and customers, and all the spirit enthusiasts in your lives so we can get the tide turned in our direction.
The American Distilling Institute (ADI) is the oldest and largest trade association dedicated to craft distilling in the world. Founded in 2003, ADI has become a beacon for the craft distilling community - providing their global network of small-batch, independently-owned distillers with a go-to source for any and all information on their craft.