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Issue 14 /// Spring 2016 PUBLISHER & EDITOR Brian Christensen ASSISTANT EDITOR & SENIOR WRITER Chris Lozier CREATIVE DIRECTOR Amanda Joy Christensen SENIOR WRITERS Amber G. Christensen-Smith

Steven Seim

CONTRIBUTORS Shawn Bergeron Kris Bohm John Cox Harry Haller Attila Kovacs Margie A.S. Lehrman Matthew Linske, B.Sc. Justin Koury Marat Mamedov John McKee Bess Morgan


Carter Raff Jeanne Runkle Michael Scanzello David Schuemann Lisa Simpson Donald Snyder Marc E. Sorini Gary Spedding, Ph.D. Amber Weygandt, B.Sc. R. Scott Winters, Ph.D.

ILLUSTRATORS Francesca Cosanti Max Makowski

Alice Seim

PHOTOGRAPHERS Scott Gordon Bleicher Amanda Joy Christensen Brian Christensen Andrew Faulkner


Chris Lozier Travis Ralls Jeanne Runkle

SALES & MARKETING Ashley Monroe ARTISAN SPIRIT is the endorsed publication of the American Craft Spirits Association. ARTISAN SPIRIT is a quarterly publication by Artisan Spirit Media.

General Inquiries (509) 944-5919 Advertising (509) 991-8112 PO Box 31494, Spokane, WA 99223 All contents © 2016. No portion of this magazine may be reproduced without the written consent of the publisher. Neither Artisan Spirit Media nor ARTISAN SPIRIT magazine assume responsibility for errors in content, photos or advertisements. While ARTISAN SPIRIT makes every effort to ensure accuracy in our content, the information is deemed reliable but not guaranteed. We urge our readers to consult with professional service providers to meet their unique needs. At ARTISAN SPIRIT, we take the opportunity to enjoy many different craft spirits and adult beverages. However, it’s also our responsibility, and yours, to always drink responsibly. Know your limit, and never drink and drive. ARTISAN SPIRIT’s number one goal is to share and celebrate the art and science of artisan craft distilling. But please remember to follow all the laws, regulations, and safety procedures. Be safe, be legal and we can all be proud of the industry we love.

Artisan Spirit: Spring 2016  

The magazine for craft distillers and their fans.

Artisan Spirit: Spring 2016  

The magazine for craft distillers and their fans.