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TABLE of CONTENTS A LETTER FROM THE EDITOR

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QUARTERLY GUILD & INDUSTRY REPORTS

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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?

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THE DISTILLERY AS A VENUE92 Inviting space invaders for fun & profit

A PRIMER ON EXPORTING AND IMPORTING DISTILLED SPIRITS

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POTS AND COLUMNS

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FIND YOUR TRIBE AND THEN LEVERAGE IT FOR GOOD

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PROTECTING YOUR BRAND’S ASSETS, WITHOUT SACRIFICING ITS GOODWILL

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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

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BAIJIU — AN ACQUIRED TASTE

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THE SMALL AND THE LOCAL

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RUM AGING SCIENCE

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DIRECT FIRE

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INDUSTRY BLIND SPOTS

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A Chinese liquor with a range of unique flavor characteristics

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Liquid Riot Bottling Company of Portland, Maine

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Part I (2020 Q1)

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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?

DARK HORSES 

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THE BREWSTILLERY MOVEMENT 

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TTB’S COCKTAIL LABELING RULES 

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IN, AND OUT OF, SUSPENSE

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“SOBER CURIOUS” 

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WHISKEY BREATH

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DEALING WITH FEDERAL ADVERSE ACTIONS 

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TIPIUM GROVE

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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

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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

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VIRGINIA IS FOR COLLABORATORS

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Curmudgeon Chronicles

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

SWIPE RIGHT

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ADVERTISER INDEX

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Match made in heaven

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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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Artisan Spirit: Spring 2020  

The magazine for craft distillers and their fans.

Artisan Spirit: Spring 2020  

The magazine for craft distillers and their fans.

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