Summer 2017 Issue

The Ins & Outs of Distilling from Beer

Whiskey is famously made by distilling beer, but any distiller will tell you that the “beer” that goes into the still bears little resemblance...

Apple Brandy

Various ‘testimonials’ could be gathered showing that George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Abraham Lincoln, George Fox and other personages either made, drank, or sold apple...

CORE

The conversation usually starts like this: “I’m a little behind on my monthly TTB reporting and I’m not sure how to get caught up.”...

What’s in a Name?

As craft distilleries proliferate to over 1,000 across the country, finding a branding path through an alcoholic beverage industry teeming with craft brewers and...

Excellence Refined by Fire

No achievement of note has come without work or struggle, and the same can also be said of world-class distilled spirits. Year after year,...

Ten Ways I Freed my Distillery from Environmental Irresponsibility

Does your distillery have a “deathprint”? Every kilowatt-hour of coal-generated electricity is 670 times more likely to kill someone than wind power. Every plastic cup...

2017 Gin Summit

At the moment, it seems that the world has an insatiable appetite for gin. In a bid to help quench the thirst, the ADI,...

2017 Distillery of the Year: Cedar Ridge Distillery

In 2005, Jeff Quint opened Iowa’s first grain-to-glass distillery with a 35-gallon Christian Carl still. “It was all the still I could afford at...

A Blast in Baltimore

“We all have one thing in common that is the DNA of the love of earth, the love of the grasses that grow; wheat,...

Book Reviews

Shots of Knowledge: The Science of Whiskey Rob Arnold and Eric Simanek Fort Worth: TCU Press, 2016 160 pages ISBN: 9780875656540 $35.00 Rob Arnold and Eric Simanek are the authors...