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Facing the COVID-19 Crisis with Action

It’s been an unusually busy few weeks during an unprecedented historical period for US craft distillers. Here is a roundup of how some state guilds and distillers have taken action. California The leadership of California Artisanal Distillers Guild (CADG, https://www.cadistillers.org) are...
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TTB Releases Final Document on Labeling Modernization

The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) today released the final document outlining changes to alcoholic beverage labeling regulations. The labeling modernization ruling, called "Notice 176: Modernization of the Labeling and Advertising Regulations" comes after a year...

ADI to Make Public Comment to TTB

On November 26, 2018, TTB published a notice of proposed rulemaking entitled “Modernization of the Labeling and Advertising Regulations for Wine, Distilled Spirits, and Malt Beverages.” This proposal is a significant reorganization and amendment of the rules that govern...

Protecting Your Brands Through Trademark Law

Craft distillers are passionate about their spirits. But having the most innovative, flavorful, hand-crafted spirit in the country will not itself prompt a consumer to buy it. This requires branding: a memorable name and package design that piques a...

Reading the label — The Basics

Product labels are among the many critical items in the distillery start-up process, and they are just as important in the growth of the distiller’s product line in the marketplace. Whether simple and direct, or complex and wordy, the...