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Caledonian Conflict

Graeme Macaloney opened his Victoria Caledonia brewery and distillery on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, in 2016. His idea? Make an extraordinary Scotch-style whisky that reflected the Pacific Northwest. He hired Jim Swan, the late, legendary Scotch consultant, and imported...

How to Prepare for a TTB Site Visit

As a new or emerging distillery, it’s important to learn about the types of interactions that you may have with the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) during the time in which your distillery is operational, as...

Revival of a Missouri Craft Legend

Though launched in the autumn of 2014, the story of Kansas City Missouri’s J. Rieger & Co. harkens to 1887 when immigrant grocer Jacob Rieger decided to take advantage of his stateline location to supply those steps away on...

Spirits Industry Launches “Ship My Spirits” Campaign in Support of Spirits Direct-to-Consumer Shipping in...

MONTPELIER, Vt. – The American Craft Spirits Association (ACSA), American Distilling Institute (ADI) and Distilled Spirits Council of the United States (DISCUS), three of the nation’s leading trade associations representing distillers large and small, joined forces with the Distilled...

Spirits Industry Launches “Ship My Spirits” Campaign in Support of Spirits Direct-to-Consumer Shipping in...

Spirits DTC would increase New York jobs and consumer convenience ALBANY, N.Y. – The American Craft Spirits Association (ACSA), American Distilling Institute (ADI) and Distilled Spirits Council of the United States (DISCUS), three of the nation’s leading trade associations representing distillers...

Exorcising Prohibition in North Carolina

For 200 years, the “wet” and “dry” struggles of Statesville, North Carolina, have been a microcosm for the greater contest between Temperance tee-teetotalers and whiskey’s grand traditionalists. The clash brought an epoch of disruption in the early 19th century,...

DTC is Craft Distilling’s
 Pro-Choice Moment

Since the repeal of Prohibition in 1933 federal and state governments have held a tight rein over the US liquor market. Only in limited circumstances has a consumer been able to purchase a bottle of liquor from the person...

FET Follow-up: How Distilleries are Capitalizing on Permanent FET Reduction

When the Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act was initially passed at the end of 2017 (with an effective date of January 1, 2018), it marked both the culmination of years of effort and also the beginning of...

Craft Distilling’s Next Big Thing: Direct-to-Consumer Liquor Sales

Since the repeal of Prohibition in 1933 federal and state governments have held a tight rein over the US liquor market. Only in limited circumstances has a consumer been able to purchase a bottle of liquor from the person...

US Congress Approves Major FET Reduction for Craft Distillers

After years of uncertainty, the US Congress today voted to finally pass into law the long-awaited Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act (CMBTRA), making permanent the reduction in the federal excise tax (FET) rate paid by distillers. The...