Winter 2017 Issue

Eighty Years of Rapid Maturation Studies: Why Are We Not There Yet?

Part 2 of 3: A review of spirit in wood maturation, with some speculations on rapid maturation and future potential Abstract/Overview. How many trees died in...

Rye? : That’s nice. What type of rye and where exactly did it grow?...

“We once had thousands of stills producing regional varieties of spirits across the country,” says Meredith Grelli, who, with her husband, Alex, founded Wigle...

Book Reviews

Calvados: The Spirit of Normandy Charles Neal San Francisco: Board and Bench Publishing, 2011 ISBN: 9780615446400 766 pages, Hardcover $60 from the publisher Charles Neal is the owner of Charles...

Portland: Then & Now

Returning to Portland for the conference this Spring feels like a homecoming for ADI. ADI Founder and President Bill Owens has been visiting Portland...

A Whiskey by Any Other Name

At the end of 2014, the TTB issued a clarifying “Frequently Asked Question (FAQ)” regarding age statements on whiskey labels. It was significant, as...

Ditching Trashy Events: Five Steps

As a distillery owner, I have spent nearly 10 years attending every kind of tasting and cocktail event hosted in the spirits world, in...

Legal Considerations for Leasing or Purchasing Real Estate for Distilleries

With the growth of the distilling business, landlords are paying more attention to potential tenants in this industry, which present a viable solution for...

Paving the Way: Meet Three Women Shaping American Craft Spirits

According to the Craft Spirits Data Project, there are more than 1,300 craft distilleries in the USA, and only a handful with a female...

Optimize Project Cost with Foresight: Insights into Planning Your Next Distillery Project

An increasingly competitive marketplace challenges distilleries to plan new distillation facilities, or upgrade existing ones, with more careful attention to the three components of...

A Tale of Two Distilleries: Exploring Two Paths to Building a Code-Compliant Distillery

As the craft-spirits industry expands and gains prominence nationwide, there has been an accompanying increase in scrutiny by building and fire officials. The applicable...