Moonshine University

In the city of Louisville, KY — the epicenter of American distilling — resides the country’s premier distilling school, Moonshine University. There, students from...

Cutting Edge Processes for Extracting Flavors

Flavor, the ultimate frontier; everything we do comes down to flavor. Flavor extraction is an important part of making a spirit and makes up...

Hosting Great Virtual Events

Virtual tastings are no longer news, but they remain an exciting way to drive engagement, deepen relationships with your audience and grow your brand....

Louisville

It goes without saying, but I’ll say it: Kentucky has been a centuries-long leader in spirits, namely bourbon, boasting distilling families who have been...

Brand Builder: Effie Panagopoulos

  It’s 2008 and Effie Panagopoulos is at a beach bar on the island of Mykonos. As the daughter of a “very serious first generation...

Interview with Distiller Joyce Nethery

Heading roughly 30 miles outside Louisville in the countryside of Shelbyville, a warm red post-and-beam building with exposed timber trusses houses a distillery, backed...

Extracting Flavor

Flavors we delight in serve quite different functions in the plants we derive them from — not just appealing enticement but also defense and...

Exploring Ancient Distilling Technologies

Introduction Throughout the recorded history of alchemy and distillation, many interesting still designs have been suggested by the renowned philosophers, doctors, and chemists of their...

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,...

Siempre

There’s a phenomenon in tennis when a ball hits the net, fires straight up into the air, then — for a blink — seems...

Behind the Steel Door

Working for a distillery owner can be an enormous challenge. Okay, maybe that is an understatement - it might be one of the most...

Filtration Options and
Considerations for Distilled Spirits

The filtration of extra-precious liquids such as distilled spirits can be both challenging and intimidating. The goal of filtration is to improve the product by...

Gable Erenzo of Gardiner Liquid Mercantile

If you have been in the spirits industry long enough, you’ve had a memorable Gable Erenzo moment. Some act of kindness that you had...

Mitosaya Botanical Distillery

A couple times a month, Bill Owens gives me a friendly call to chat. The conversations usually revolve around some aspect of my writing...

Interview with Bar Manager, Olivia Rose Griffin

When Olivia Rose Griffin moved from San Francisco to Louisville in 2014, there wasn’t a tiki bar in the state of Kentucky — and...

Louisville Bars

My favorite dive and music bar is spacious, welcoming Odeon Louisville…, the kind of spot that recalls East Nashville, where local musicians jam in...

The True Cost of Direct-to-Consumer Shipping for Distillers

Getting to Digital Running a small business is challenging enough, and for craft distillers, the high regulatory burden only adds to that list of challenges...