Distilled Spirits

Black-owned distilleries are breaking barriers that once surrounded the Kentucky bourbon industry

This story was featured in The Optimist newsletter. Sign up here to receive stories of kindness, resilience and the best among us every Wednesday and Sunday. LOUISVILLE — Growing up in the predominantly Black West End of Louisville, Victor Yarbrough knew bourbon was a dominant force in Kentucky and that...

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The Monthly Mash: March 2021

The Monthly Mash: March 2021

The Monthly Mash Volume 6.3 Member-Owned, Industry-Driven ACSA Mission: To elevate and advocate for the community of craft spirits producers. From the Desk of Margie A.S. Lehrman, Chief Executive Officer Dear Friends in the Craft Spirits Industry: Candles play a big role in my daily ritual. Awaken. Make and...

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The Monthly Mash: February 2021

The Monthly Mash: February 2021

The Monthly Mash Volume 6.2 Member-Owned, Industry-Driven ACSA Mission: To elevate and advocate for the community of craft spirits producers. From the Desk of Margie A.S. Lehrman, Chief Executive Officer Dear Friends in the Craft Spirits Industry: Just spray the perfume. Okay … I know this directive won’t literally...

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The Monthly Mash: January 2021

The Monthly Mash: January 2021

The Monthly Mash Volume 6.1 Member-Owned, Industry-Driven ACSA Mission: To elevate and advocate for the community of craft spirits producers. From the Desk of Margie A.S. Lehrman, Chief Executive Officer Dear Friends in the Craft Spirits Industry: I like plants. Green house plants and bunches of cut flowers in...

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The Monthly Mash: December 2020

The Monthly Mash: December 2020

The Monthly Mash Volume 5.12 Member-Owned, Industry-Driven ACSA Mission: To elevate and advocate for the community of craft spirits producers. From the Desk of Margie A.S. Lehrman, Chief Executive Officer Dear Friends in the Industry: Entering our home basement storage area to gather the season’s decorations, I was startled...

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