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Senate Finance Committee tax reform proposal includes FET relief for craft distillers

Last night, Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-UT) released his Chairman’s markup of the long-awaited major tax reform proposal, which included a landmark provision to create tax fairness for the country’s 1,589 small, independent craft distillers. Current tax policy allows for a reduced excise tax rate for small producers of beer and wine, however, craft distillers are charged at the same rate as major corporate suppliers, creating a huge disparity within the industry.
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Rebecca Creek Distillery products now available in Missouri

BeckyCreek copyTexas-based Rebecca Creek Distillery has released its award-winning spirits throughout the state of Missouri for the first time.

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The Drinkable Globe (the book) is here!

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The first batch of copies of my new book, The Drinkable Globe, have arrived from Turner Publishing, hot off the presses. Order it today! It makes a great holiday gift for the drinkers and travelers in your life. And at $19.99, it won’t bust your office Secret Santa limit!

 

Distillers toast George Washington Distillery’s 10th anniversary

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It’s been 10 years since the George Washington Distillery at Mount Vernon reopened—and, arguably, since the rye-naissance started to accelerate. To mark the milestone, distillers from across the country gathered at the restored eighteenth-century production facility to craft a limited edition 10th anniversary rye whiskey.

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Seattle’s Heritage Distilling Co. launches ‘Cask Club Radio show

Seattle’s KIRO Radio 97.3 FM and Heritage Distilling Co., Inc. (HDC) have launched the first weekly radio broadcast show dedicated to the growing craft spirits, cocktail, beer and wine culture.

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Copper & Kings Distills World’s Oldest Known Whiskey Recipe

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Louisville, Ky.-based Copper & Kings American Brandy Co. has distilled the world’s oldest known gin recipe, first documented in 1495, by a wealthy merchant from the Duchy of Guelders (in what we now know as Germany).
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