First-ever American Craft Spirits Festival Scheduled for October

On October 26, the country’s top craft spirits producers poured for consumers and select members of the trade during the first-ever American Craft Spirits Festival at Binny’s Beverage Depot in Chicago.

The event featured education by industry leaders as well as an opportunity for sponsors to connect with distilleries during trade-only festival hours. An exclusive ACSA-published Cocktail Booklet featuring recipes from participating distilleries was also distributed to attendees.

Participating Distilleries

291 Colorado Whiskey

45th Parallel Distillery

Allegheny Distilling LLC

Alpine Distilling

B.H. James Distillers

BID Beverage Co.

Blaum Bros. Distilling Co.

Branch Point Distillery

Buzzard’s Roost Sipping Whiskey

Catoctin Creek Distilling Co.

Cedar Ridge Distillery

Copper Sky Distillery

Dented Brick Distillery

Driftless Glen Distillery

Edelbrand Pure Distilling

Ella Imports LLC

FEW Spirits

Headframe Spirits

Hendricks Family Distillery

High Wire Distilling Co.

Hoste Cocktails

Iron Fish Distillery

J. Carver Distillery

Judson & Moore Distillery

Kilimanjaro Distillery LLC

KOVAL Distillery

Lawrenceville Distilling Co.

Maplewood Brewery & Distillery

OOLA Distillery

New Riff Distilling

Pilot House Distilling

Playpen Vodka

Pursuit Distilling Co.

Roulaison Distilling Co.

Round Turn Distilling

Rush Creek Distilling

Sagamore Spirit

Santa Fe Spirits

StilL 630 Distillery

Star Union Spirits

Sugarlands Distilling Co.

Thornton Distilling Co.

Towpath Distillery

West Fork Whiskey Co.

Westward Whiskey

Whiskey Acres Distilling Co.

Whiskey Del Bac

Yellow Rose Distilling

Presentation Schedule


Exploring American Whiskey Beyond Bourbon

Learn about rye, American single malt and other emerging whiskey traditions.


Erin Lee, FEW Spirits

Kent Cheeseman, Whiskey Del Bac



Brandy (You’re a Fine Spirit)

Get to know the diverse, yet widely misunderstood world of fruit-based distillates.


Colin Keegan, Santa Fe Spirits

Martin Weber, Edelbrand Pure Distilling



Gin with a Sense of Place

We’re in the midst of a major gin-aissance. Find out how regional traditions and local flavors are inspiring some of America’s top gin producers.


Kristina Hansen, Bimini Gin/Round Turn Distilling

Gina Holman, J. Carver Distillery



What’s Stirring with Specialty Spirits

Gain insight on how to incorporate liqueurs and other specialty spirits into your home bartending rotation.

Greg Eidam, Sugarlands Distilling Co.

Chiyo Takemoto, Apologue Spirited Liqueurs/Coquetel Collective

Special Thanks

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