Artisan Spirit: Spring 2016

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THE BURNING QUESTION:

Pretty much all throughout the U.S. Code, the Secretary of the Treasury is referred to as a “he.” If we have a female Treasury Secretary, will we still have to follow the law?

BETTER SAFE THAN SORRY:

There are a lot of rabbit holes that you can fall down

in all regulations, be they federal, state or local. You should review them regularly, challenge yourself and your staff to understand them and pass the word to new distilleries if you see them miss something.

Ignorantia legis neminem excusat is Latin for "ignorance of the law excuses not.” If you take some extra time with

your bathroom reader copy of 27 CFR, and always declare your chickens, you can save yourself some trouble. John McKee, along with his wife Courtney, are the owners of Headframe Spirits in Butte, MT. When John isn’t catching up on his reading he’s wondering if the toilet paper is put on the roll the correct way. For more info email john@headframespirits.com.

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Black Swan Standard Barrel

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