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TABLE of CONTENTS A LETTER FROM THE EDITOR

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QUARTERLY GUILD REPORT

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What’s going on, state-by-state and province-by-province

Is a written distribution agreement necessary?

Brand Buzz with David Schuemann

SUCCESSION PLANNING Part 1 — ESOPs

WASHINGTON & RYE

Behind the scenes at the first President’s distillery

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DEVELOPING A SPIRITS REGIONAL BRAND IDENTITY Show travelers what makes you special

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CORIANDER72 The second most important botanical in gin

THE TASTE OF EXPERIENCE

American distillers returning to air seasoned cooperage

HOUSE FINDS A HOME

Christian Krogstad reflects back 16 years

GINNOVATION – PACIFIC NORTHWEST STYLE Evaluating gin infusion strategies

BERNADETTE’S LAMENT

The implications of changes in control

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A MONTH-BY-MONTH GUIDE TO GOING BARREL STRENGTH

An experiment in developing a taste for the good stuff

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Germany’s answer to amari

BLK EYE Vodka contains a surprising ingredient

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Something a bit more unique in the world of spirits

THE SWEETNESS OF SOUR MASHING

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COLORADO’S BEAR CREEK DISTILLERY CRAFTS HEAVY MEDAL SPIRITS

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GOING LEED

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REDUCING DISTILLERS’ STRESS BY REDUCING YEAST STRESS

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FIVE KEYS TO A SUCCESSFUL START-UP AND COMMISSIONING

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BREUCKELEN DISTILLING COMPANY

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BATTLE FOR THE BACKBAR

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100 YEARS OF GLAMPING (AND DRINKING) IN THE GREAT OUTDOORS

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ADVERTISER INDEX

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Scientist Liz Rhoades on the benefits of sour mashing

The art of extracting and preserving the exquisite flavors of gin

Tequila’s Chihuahuan cousin

FROM NEW YORK TO TENNESSEE BY WAY OF AUSTIN

BALCHE108

THE VAST AND FANTASTIC WORLD OF BOTANICALS60 THE SPIRIT OF SOTOL

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INTO THE BLACK

The craft spirits industry starts thinking more seriously about workplace wellness

Italy’s grappa distillers adapt their spirits to modern sensibilities

SCALING TO NEW HEIGHTS

KRÄUTERLIKÖR103

TAKING CARE OF BUSINESS49

GRAPPA GROWS UP

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Nicole Austin is the new leader of Cascade Hollow Distilling Co.

A hands-on guide to the essentials, from receiving to repairs

Tracking costs the right way

TASMANIAN REBEL

10th Mountain Whiskey & Spirit Company

BARREL PREP 10141 KEEPING TABS ON DISTILLERY ACCOUNTING

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Increase profitability with science

Belgrove Distillery of Kempton, Tasmania, Australia

AN INTRO TO DISTRIBUTION AGREEMENTS23 10 RULES FOR DEVELOPING A KILLER BRAND NAME

THE EFFICIENT RUM DISTILLER

of Denver, Colorado

Sustainability gets applied at Boardroom Spirits Distillery

It’s best to keep everybody happy

Getting your doors open without losing your mind

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of Brooklyn, New York

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Make your products seen

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Tapping into consumers’ upscale desires for outdoor adventures

from the COVER Santa Fe Spirits in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Image by Amanda Joy Christensen. Read about caring for barrels before the fill on page 41.

Artisan Spirit: Summer 2018  

The magazine for craft distillers and their fans.

Artisan Spirit: Summer 2018  

The magazine for craft distillers and their fans.