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Issue 20 /// Fall 2017 PUBLISHER & EDITOR Brian Christensen CREATIVE DIRECTOR Amanda Joy Christensen SENIOR WRITERS Renee Cebula

Margarett Waterbury


Ellie Atkins Luis Ayala Brian B. DeFoe Carrie Dow Brett Glick Tyler Gomez-Basauri Harry Haller Paul Hughes, Ph.D. James E. Hyland Tim Knittel

Unlimited Possibilities

Discriminating craft distillers choose the finest quality barrels from Barrels Unlimited. Hand-crafted from American Oak to the most stringent standards and shipped direct. Available in 5, 10, 15, 20, 30, and 59 gallon sizes.

Margie A.S. Lehrman Marbet Lewis John McKee Shannon O'Neil David Schuemann Marc E. Sorini Gary Spedding, Ph.D. Gabe Toth Molly Troupe

ILLUSTRATORS Francesca Cosanti

Jordan Plappert

PHOTOGRAPHERS Amanda Joy Christensen Carrie Dow


Gabe Toth Margarett Waterbury

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.

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Artisan Spirit: Fall 2017  

The magazine for craft distillers and their fans.