We’re very pleased to present the first American Craft Spirits Association’s Annual Report. Our fifth full year as an organization has been quite a momentous one. The number of craft distilleries in the U.S. cracked the 1,500 mark, as reported in our Craft Spirits Data Project. You can find all of the key findings of the Data Project in this report. We also completed a comprehensive study of all of the major beverage-alcohol related laws and regulations in each of the 50 states, as well as the District Columbia. We’re pleased to include the highlights of that research endeavor in the pages of this document, as well.
We have hosted several our Legislative Fly-ins, which were instrumental in helping us achieve the year’s, and the industry’s biggest milestone: the passage of the Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act at the very end of 2017. We encourage you to read about all of these developments in greater detail in this Annual Report and we invite your invaluable feedback.