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Craft spirits trends for 2018

I wrote this for the latest edition of the American Craft Spirits Association‘s e-newsletter. Thought I’d share it with you, as well. 

It’s hard to believe that yet another year is behind us. If 2017 proved anything, it’s that these are indeed exciting times to be in the craft spirits business. And that’s going to be doubly true in 2018. Here’s a look at some of the big spirits trends to keep an eye on in the new year.

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The Drinkable Week Returns! Tiki-ing Coast to Coast!

After a lengthy hiatus, The Drinkable Week has returned with a super-sized episode (well, it’s longer than 4 minutes, which is like 75 percent longer than usual). The tiki bar renaissance is one of my favorite things these days. To celebrate, I explore Polynesian-inspired potable paradises in three time zones. Special guests: Ben & Mary Kate Mack!

WhiskyCast features The Year of Drinking Adventurously

I was on the Dec. 5 episode of the popular podcast WhiskyCast talking about The Year of Drinking Adventurously and what to drink when you’re not drinking whisk(e)y. Many thanks to Mark Gillespie for having me on. I apologize for the quality of my phone line. I was sitting in the United Club at PDX during the interview. Check out WhiskyCast Episode 565.whiskycast copy