the massive benefits from the reduction, with many adding employees, purchasing more equipment, expanding marketing budgets, etc. We will continue to urge our senators and representatives to support making this
FET reduction permanent. Several guild members have already made plans to attend the ACSA conference in February — we look forward to seeing all of you in Minneapolis!
Travis Goodman Secretary, Wyoming Distillers Guild Partner, Jackson Hole Still Works email@example.com
CANADA BRITISH COLUMBIA CRAFT DISTILLERS GUILD OF BRITISH COLUMBIA British Columbia is the epicenter of craft distilling in Canada, with more than 50 licensed distillers and a dozen more in the wings. The heart of that movement is the Craft Distillers Guild of BC. Guild members pride themselves on producing handcrafted spirits made with 100 percent BC agricultural products, and supporting the
local economy on many levels since 2004. British Columbia is the only province in Canada that recognizes and certifies Craft Distilling. Requirements include ONLY BC grains, fruit and produce; ONLY on-site fermentation and distillation; NO additives, preservatives or artificial flavors; NO neutral grain spirit; and total production under 100,000 litres per year. Recently 14 of the 26 current Guild members gathered for the AGM at Sheringham Distillery in Sooke, BC. Aside from discussing
politics and marketing, one of the highlights was a gin tasting — everything from London Dry to Old Tom to genever — and it was great to see that every single gin was made from a different base. There’s truly a spirit of innovation here in beautiful BC. Ken Winchester deVine Spirits Victoria, BC
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