A LETTER FROM THE EDITOR: Two quick updates. First up, I’m giddy (you heard me — giddy!) to announce a new project. I’m co-hosting a new podcast with industry personalities Jason Zeno, distiller at Beam Suntory, and Colton Weinstein, head distiller at Corsair in Nashville, TN. Appropriately titled the Still Talking Podcast, we discuss distilling, the industry, and revel in juvenile humor. You are going to love it! And hate it a little too. It’s that kind of podcast. Check it out on iTunes or wherever you listen to your audio-talky recordings. You can also visit the website at: stilltalkingpodcast.com Finally, the broken record that we can’t afford to stop playing. Federal excise tax reduction! This May I joined producers, vendors, journalists, and dedicated industry badasses all with the express goal of not letting the recent FET reduction lapse at the end of 2019. We worked with the American Craft Spirits Association and the Distilled Spirits Council to participate in over 100 scheduled meetings on the Hill, but we only scratched the surface. It’s never too early to start calling your senators and writing your representatives. It will take another monumental team effort to ensure that this significant industry boost doesn’t evaporate all too soon.
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