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Craft Beverage Modernization Act Achieves House Majority

A bit of news from the American Craft Spirits Association American-Craft-Spirits-Association-Logo-1

H.R. 747, the Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act, re-introduced earlier this year by Rep. Erik Paulsen (R-MN) and Rep. Ron Kind (D-WI), has crossed the majority threshold in the U.S. House of Representatives, with more than 226 co-sponsors signed onto the bill, representing a clear, bipartisan majority in the U.S. House. The Senate, with a companion bill S. 236, introduced by Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Sen. Roy Blunt (R-MN) is just shy of a majority as well.

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Ind. bill reduces waiting time for craft distillers looking to open tasting room

Some good news out of Indiana, via Three Rivers Distilling Company…

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A rendering of Three Rivers Distilling Co.’s new tasting room

Three Rivers Distilling Company will not have to wait three years to bring a craft spirits tasting room to the city of Fort Wayne.

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Garrison Brothers Distillery fills 10,000th bourbon whiskey barrel

On Monday Hye, Texas-based Garrison Brothers Distillery, part of the first wave of small distilleries outside of Kentucky to authentically hand-produce straight bourbon whiskey, filled its 10,000th bourbon barrel.

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Black Button Distilling to launch Lilac Gin

Rochester, N.Y.’s Black Button Distilling will launch its hand-crafted, limited-edition Lilac Gin on Friday, May 12, to commemorate the first day of Rochester’s annual Lilac Festival and mark the start of the spring season.

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George Washington Rye Whiskey named Virginia’s official spirit

Who says the government can’t get anything meaningful accomplished?

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe signed into law this week SB1261, which designates George Washington Rye Whiskey—produced at the restored late-eighteenth-century-style George Washington Distillery at Mount Vernon—as the Commonwealth’s official “state spirit.” Virginia State Senator Adam P Ebbin of Alexandria (my current stomping ground!) sponsored the bill.

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Kings County Distillery Releases Bottled-in-Bond Bourbon

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Now here’s a pretty pioneering move for a craft spirits outfit.

New York City’s Kings County Distillery has become one of the rare craft distillers to join the exclusive Bottled-in-Bond club with the release of its own Bottled-in-Bond Bourbon, available in allocated quantities in New York, New Jersey, Maryland, DC, Delaware, Kentucky and Tennessee.

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