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Issue 21 /// Winter 2017 PUBLISHER & EDITOR Brian Christensen CREATIVE DIRECTOR Amanda Joy Christensen SENIOR WRITERS Amber G. Christensen-Smith

Margarett Waterbury

CONTRIBUTORS Luis Ayala Jessie N. Bentley, B. Sc. Shawn Bergeron Vanessa Burrows Renee Cebula Jeff Cioletti Brian B. DeFoe Carrie Dow Lisbeth Goddik Harry Haller Thomas Hogue Paul Hughes, Ph.D. Tim Knittel


Aaron Knoll Robert Lehrman Ryan Malkin John McKee Kevin O'Brien Shannon O'Neil Benjamin Peim Derrick Risner Mark Shilling Marc E. Sorini Gary Spedding, Ph.D. Gabe Toth

ILLUSTRATORS Amanda Joy Christensen Francesca Cosanti

Lanette Faulkinberry

PHOTOGRAPHERS Luis Ayala Amanda Joy Christensen


Benjamin Peim

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: Winter 2017  
Artisan Spirit: Winter 2017  

The magazine for craft distillers and their fans.