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Craft Distilleries Will Compete for Title of Best State Whiskey at 2023 Heartland Whiskey Competition

Top farmer-distiller whiskey award added to fourth biennial competition  State corn associations sponsor competition that will include multiple whiskey categories along with best-of-state. CHICAGO—Participating state corn associations today announced that the 2023 Heartland Whiskey Competition will take place August 1-2 in St. Louis, Missouri. This is the fourth biennial...

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Gina Holman, Kelly Woodcock, and Jessica Lemmon Elected President, Vice President, & Secretary/Treasurer, Board of Directors, Along with New Board Appointments WASHINGTON, DC (March 30, 2023) – The American Craft Spirits Association (ACSA) today announces the election of Gina Holman of J. Carver Distillery (MN) as the President of...

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Illinois DtC Campaign Gains Momentum, Reaches More Than 1,250 Letters to Legislators

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – In just the first week, the Illinois Ship My Spirits campaign, launched to support legislation permitting spirits direct-to-consumer (DtC) shipping, has resulted in more than 1,250 letters of support to Illinois legislators. The Ship My Spirits campaign kicked off on Tuesday, March 21, with the goal of...

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Spirits Industry Launches “Ship My Spirits” Campaign in Support of Spirits Direct-to-Consumer Shipping in Illinois

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – The American Craft Spirits Association (ACSA), American Distilling Institute (ADI) and Distilled Spirits Council of the United States (DISCUS), three of the nation’s leading organizations representing distillers large and small, joined forces with the Illinois Craft Distillers Association to launch “Ship My Spirits,” a grassroots coalition with...

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80% of Consumers Want to Purchase Craft Spirits via Direct-to-Consumer Shipping

80% of Consumers Want to Purchase Craft Spirits via Direct-to-Consumer Shipping

Sovos ShipCompliant’s inaugural Direct-to-Consumer Spirits Shipping Report shows craft spirits drinkers want increased access to their favorite products ATLANTA, DECEMBER 15, 2022 – In the last several years, consumers have become accustomed to the convenience of direct-to-consumer (DtC) shipping for everything from toilet paper to wine, so it’s no big surprise...

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America’s Spirits Producers Return (Virtually) to Capitol Hill to Advocate For Top Federal Priorities

More than 200 distillers from nearly every U.S. state connected virtually with federal lawmakers and regulators today during the spirits industry’s annual Public Policy Conference, jointly hosted by the American Craft Spirits Association (ACSA) and the Distilled Spirits Council of the United States (DISCUS). “Our industry has some of...

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February 24 Hospitality Industry Day of Action to Urge Congress to Replenish the Restaurant Revitalization Fund

Fund provides critical relief for businesses devastated by pandemic’s harsh economic impacts WASHINGTON – Leaders in the hospitality sector are calling on industry advocates across the country to participate in the #HelpHospitality Day of Action on February 24 to urge their members of Congress to provide additional funding for...

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Craft Spirits Producers Sold More Than 12 Million Cases Last Year Alone

Craft Producer Distillery Growth, Export Growth, and Volume Growth Among Key Highlights at Annual U.S. Craft Spirits Industry Briefing The American Craft Spirits Association (ACSA) and Park Street today presented highlights from the 2021 Craft Spirits Data Project (the Project) at the Annual Craft Spirits Economic Briefing, held in...

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STEPUP Foundation Announces Inaugural Interns, Mentors and Distilleries

“STEPUP” FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES INAUGURAL INTERNS, MENTORS, PARTICIPATING DISTILLERIES & NEW DONOR PARTNERS Following two years of planning, the American Craft Spirits Association (ACSA) and The Spirits Training Entrepreneurship Program for Underrepresented Professionals (STEPUP Foundation) are proud to announce their 2022 Inaugural Class of interns, mentors, and participating distilleries. Recipients...

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Craft Distillers and Friends Collaborate on Malt Whiskey Blend, With 100% of Proceeds to Benefit ACSA’S STEPUP October 5, 2021 (BUTTE, MT) — Good Deeds Spirits is proud to announce its first-ever release, GOOD DEEDS MALT WHISKEY, a malt whiskey blend from 9 leading craft whiskey producers. This 1,000...

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