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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!

The craft bitters industry gets taken for a wild pandemic ride

DIFFICULTIES AND DISPUTES WITH WHOLESALERS A brief step-by-step primer to dealing with the inevitable

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RUM AGING SCIENCE

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Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform made permanent for craft distilleries

Part V (Final Installment)

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Unseen liability

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Maybe it’s OK to never be “the next big thing”

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SHOCHU 

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THE BIG SQUEEZE

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TRIPLE WHISKY DISTILLATION TECHNIQUES

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The economic impact of the past few years on the distilling industry was detailed in a report presented by DISCUS, and everyone’s feeling the pressure

READ THE CONTRACT, HIRE AN ATTORNEY

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FOUNDATIONS OF CRAFT DISTILLING106 1: Mashing

ARTISAN SPIRIT OF THE YEAR48 Recognizing a distiller of distinction

TRANSPARENCY SHIFT 

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Know Your Alcohol is committed to informing the public and elevating the industry

NEW WORLD OF FEDERAL EXCISE TAXES

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BETTER LATE THAN NEVER

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IT’S IN THE PROOF, PUDDIN’

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THE ROLE OF BREWING IN DISTILLED SPIRITS PRODUCTION

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SOUTHERN COMFORTS

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LEGUMES 

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THE SIN OF CINNAMON IN GIN & BEYOND

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ADVERTISER INDEX

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The rate of FET was not the only thing to change at the end of 2020; find out about other developments that you can anticipate

Breaking down Mississippi’s decision to (sort of) end Prohibition 90 years after the 21st Amendment

2020 SPIRITS INDUSTRY MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS

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Year in review

Let Me Tell You What I Wish I’d Known

The story of your brand has never been more important

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WHAT’S NEXT?69 Part one in a series

Just 50ml makes a big difference

THE INTERNSHIP

When to absolutely call in the pros

AQUAVIT'S POTENTIAL

NEW STANDARDS OF FILL CREATE OPPORTUNITIES, RAISE QUESTIONS

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Distillation Chemistry 101

WEBSITE ACCESSIBILITY

A craze like any other

SPIRITS IN THE VIRTUAL WORLD

Part One: It is all about the base and the koji too!

VITAL TAX REDUCTIONS

BOURBON: THE NEW BEANIE BABIES

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Making room for fresh talent in distilling

A hidden gem from the Basque-speaking regions of Spain and France

(Not exactly the same as the old boss)

TO BE OR NOT TO BE 

How the pandemic has influenced tasting events

PATXARAN36

MEET THE NEW BOSS

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Rethink your RTD plans

Moving towards more sustainable distillery operations by upgrading byproducts into coproducts

FEAR, PERSEVERANCE, & PROFITS29

WORKSHOPPING YOUR NARRATIVE

LESSONS TO LEARN FROM THE “CANDEMIC”

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from the COVER

Brewing and distilling are bound up on a fundamental level

Twelve 33 Distillery of Little River, South Carolina

Good for you, good for vodka, good for the planet

When it comes to certain botanicals like cinnamon, less is definitely more

Cover image by Amanda Joy Christensen.

Profile for Artisan Spirit Magazine

Artisan Spirit: Spring 2021  

The magazine for craft distillers and their fans.

Artisan Spirit: Spring 2021  

The magazine for craft distillers and their fans.

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