TABLE of CONTENTS A LETTER FROM THE EDITOR
QUARTERLY GUILD & INDUSTRY REPORTS
Updates from guilds and associations within states, across the nation, and beyond!
WHAT SHOULD A DISTILLED SPIRITS EDUCATION LOOK LIKE?
Are universities the ideal location for distilling education?
THE DISTILLERY AS A VENUE92 Inviting space invaders for fun & profit
A PRIMER ON EXPORTING AND IMPORTING DISTILLED SPIRITS
POTS AND COLUMNS
FIND YOUR TRIBE AND THEN LEVERAGE IT FOR GOOD
PROTECTING YOUR BRAND’S ASSETS, WITHOUT SACRIFICING ITS GOODWILL
Know the ins and outs of bringing a spirit across borders
How founding a group of likeminded distillery professionals helped make an impact in our industry
THE MILLENNIAL BREAKDOWN Brand Buzz with David Schuemann
ART OF THE BUNG
It's high time we appreciate the humble bung
GIN BY ANY OTHER NAME
Steinhäger Germany’s Forgotten Gin
AUDITING YOUR OBLIGATIONS A contract law primer
Where we are now
Safeguard the successful elements of your business
BAIJIU — AN ACQUIRED TASTE
THE SMALL AND THE LOCAL
RUM AGING SCIENCE
INDUSTRY BLIND SPOTS
A Chinese liquor with a range of unique flavor characteristics
Liquid Riot Bottling Company of Portland, Maine
Part I (2020 Q1)
Adding fuel to the fire or extinguishing long-held prejudice?
‘YES, VIRGINIA, THERE ARE FLAVOR DIFFERENCES’52 Researchers chip away at the monolith of undifferentiated barley
What are distillers not thinking about that they should be?
THE BREWSTILLERY MOVEMENT
TTB’S COCKTAIL LABELING RULES
IN, AND OUT OF, SUSPENSE
DEALING WITH FEDERAL ADVERSE ACTIONS
When niche products outperform expectations
Shaken, stirred, remixed
What does the trend really mean for craft distillers?
How do you deal with being cited?
A comic by Haller and Cosanti
ARTISAN SPIRIT OF THE YEAR72 Recognizing a distiller of distinction
A BREWER’S MENTALITY
Sons of Liberty Beer and Spirits Co. of Kingston, Rhode Island
So much more than an embodiment of the millennial aesthetic
In 2011 a ballot measure radically transformed how spirits are sold
Part 4: Filtration Systems
Israeli start-up prepares for world whiskey market with Ruach single malt
IS YOUR SECRET RECIPE REALLY A SECRET?127 How copyrights can protect your craft alcohol’s unique vibe
MODERN WESTERN VODKA
VIRGINIA IS FOR COLLABORATORS
Ironclad Distillery and AR’s Hot Southern Honey produce Old Dominion decadence
CRAFT SPIRITS AND THE FARM-TO-TABLE PHILOSOPHY 134
PINK GIN82 DISTILLERS FIND PRIVATIZATION IN WASHINGTON STATE A MIXED BAG
Breweries are continuing to jump into the distilling game
Behind the Stick
Match made in heaven
from the COVER Sons of Liberty Beer and Spirits Co. in Kingston, Rhode Island. Image by Amanda Joy Christensen. See their story on page 77.
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