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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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Republic Restoratives releases Washington, D.C.’s first apple brandy

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The fourth product release from Republic Restoratives, Washington D.C.’s community-funded and community-driven craft distillery, is rooted in one of America’s oldest spirits-making traditions.

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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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Prickly Ash Bitters: A classic American amaro gets back into Dodge

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Italy may have some of the world’s most iconic amaro brands, but Dodge City, Kansas-based Boot Hill Distillery is hoping to prove that a bitter liqueur straight out of the American West can more than hold its own against its European counterparts.

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Happy 150th birthday, Canada! Drink some Canadian whisky today!

In honor of Canada’s sesquicentennial, here’s a little piece I wrote for Beverage Media. It’s a bit of a primer on Canadian whisky. And, while you’re at it, be sure to pre-order the second edition of Davin de Kergommeaux’s book, Canadian Whisky: The Portable Expert.

Read Back to Basics: Canadian Whisky 101.

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