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Craft distillery bill a minor victory for local business, but St. Johns County liquor store owners upset by passage ... - St. Augustine Record

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St. Augustine Record

Craft distillery bill a minor victory for local business, but St. Johns County liquor store owners upset by passage ...
St. Augustine Record
Cyndi Stevenson's craft distillery bill (HB 141) that would allow small distillers to sell up to six bottles of spirits per customer in a given year at the place of business. It passed Wednesday, 114-2. The Senate companion bill has made it through ...

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Historic Okinawa awamori distillery gets a facelift - Stripes Okinawa

News - Thu, 04/27/2017 - 21:46

Stripes Okinawa

Historic Okinawa awamori distillery gets a facelift
Stripes Okinawa
Hidekazu Akimura, one of two brewers at Tsukayama Distillery -- the only Okinawan awamori distillery to survive the Battle of Okinawa -- explains the process of making top-quality awamori. MATTHEW M. BURKE/STARS AND STRIPES ...

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Wilderness Trail Distillery wins gold, bronze at San Francisco World Spirits Competition - The Lane Report

News - Thu, 04/27/2017 - 13:14

The Lane Report

Wilderness Trail Distillery wins gold, bronze at San Francisco World Spirits Competition
The Lane Report
blue DANVILLE, Ky. (April 27, 2017) — Wilderness Trail Distillery's bourbon-influenced Blue Heron Vodka earned a gold medal and its Harvest Rum a bronze medal at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition. This year's competition included 2,100 ...

Canada's craft distilleries a hit with millennials, mixologists - 680 News

News - Thu, 04/27/2017 - 08:08

680 News

Canada's craft distilleries a hit with millennials, mixologists
680 News
A boom in craft distilling in the United States and increasing demand from curious millennials acquiring a palate for well-made spirits have inspired a burgeoning microdistillery scene in Canada, with at least 100 upstart companies now operating across ...

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History in a bottle with Indian Creek Distillery - Ohio's Country Journal and Ohio Ag Net

News - Thu, 04/27/2017 - 03:57

Ohio's Country Journal and Ohio Ag Net

History in a bottle with Indian Creek Distillery
Ohio's Country Journal and Ohio Ag Net
The Duers have a modernized facility on a beautifully preserved property where the distilling takes place, but they operate with an “old school, old rules” mentality making whiskey like the Staley forefathers, including use of the original double ...

Distillery to host rural getaway - Daily Liberal

News - Thu, 04/27/2017 - 03:51

Daily Liberal

Distillery to host rural getaway
Daily Liberal
Mendooran's Black Gate Distillery is holding a rural weekend getaway for those who are looking for a change of pace and some hearty food and drink. The distillery has gained a reputation for fine spirits but last year began to branch out with some ...

Whisky shop and cafe could “kick-start” major transformation of historic distillery - Press and Journal

News - Wed, 04/26/2017 - 23:22

Press and Journal

Whisky shop and cafe could “kick-start” major transformation of historic distillery
Press and Journal
The first steps towards transforming a historic distillery into a £14million hotel, spa and conference centre could be taken before the end of the year. Proposals to bring the Coleburn Distillery back to life for tourists have repeatedly stalled since ...

Craft distillery bill put on hold, then passed - SaintPetersBlog (blog)

News - Wed, 04/26/2017 - 21:16

SaintPetersBlog (blog)

Craft distillery bill put on hold, then passed
SaintPetersBlog (blog)
A bill to allow craft distillers to sell more product directly to customers was set for a final vote Wednesday, was instead “temporarily postponed,” then finally voted out later in the day. The House eventually passed the measure (HB 141) by a 114-2 vote.

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WATCH: Central Time Distillery Project Update - WSAU

News - Wed, 04/26/2017 - 19:19

WATCH: Central Time Distillery Project Update
WSAU
WAUSAU, WI (WSAU) -- The Wausau Historic Preservation Commission took a tour of the Hiawatha Train Depot on Grant Street Wednesday afternoon. New ownership is working on restoring the building and turning it into a distillery known as Central Time ...

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Wilderness Trail Distillery wins Gold medal at prestigious San Francisco World Spirits Competition - Vaught's Views

News - Wed, 04/26/2017 - 18:55

Vaught's Views

Wilderness Trail Distillery wins Gold medal at prestigious San Francisco World Spirits Competition
Vaught's Views
In addition to the San Francisco competition successes, Blue Heron Vodka received a Gold Medal for Grain-to-Glass Vodka with a neural character at the 2017 American Distilling Institute's competition. Blue Heron Vodka also received a Silver Medal from ...

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Distillery donates 200 lbs of beef to Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry - The Charlottesville Newsplex

News - Wed, 04/26/2017 - 17:33

The Charlottesville Newsplex

Distillery donates 200 lbs of beef to Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry
The Charlottesville Newsplex
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (NEWSPLEX) -- It is a pretty hefty donation from an area distillery that is helping feed the local community. Ragged Branch Distillery has donated some 200 lbs. of mash-fed beef to Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry in Charlottesville.

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Spirit wins Long Road 'Distillery of the Year' title in Berlin - MLive.com

News - Wed, 04/26/2017 - 15:05

MLive.com

Spirit wins Long Road 'Distillery of the Year' title in Berlin
MLive.com
GRAND RAPIDS, MI - Long Road Distillers was recently named Aquavit Distillery of the Year at the Berlin International Spirits Competition. It's the latest in a string of awards the Grand Rapids company has claimed in the Aquavit category, which is a ...
Craft spirit wins company Distillery of the Year titleGrand Rapids Business Journal (subscription)

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Craft distillery bill put on hold, then passed - Florida Politics (blog)

News - Wed, 04/26/2017 - 14:50

Florida Politics (blog)

Craft distillery bill put on hold, then passed
Florida Politics (blog)
A bill to allow craft distillers to sell more product directly to customers was set for a final vote Wednesday, was instead “temporarily postponed,” then finally voted out later in the day. The House eventually passed the measure (HB 141) by a 114-2 vote.

The Historic Maker's Mark Distillery is (Finally) Allowed to Serve Cocktails - TownandCountrymag.com (blog)

News - Wed, 04/26/2017 - 12:20

TownandCountrymag.com (blog)

The Historic Maker's Mark Distillery is (Finally) Allowed to Serve Cocktails
TownandCountrymag.com (blog)
The distillery is opening Star Hill Provisions, a fast-casual restaurant, which represents the first time the bourbon producer has ever been allowed to serve cocktails on premises. Yes, counterintuitive as it seems, in the nearly 60 years since Maker's ...

Montana distillers look to expand toward Japan - KPAX-TV

News - Wed, 04/26/2017 - 11:45

KPAX-TV

Montana distillers look to expand toward Japan
KPAX-TV
A group of Montana breweries and distilleries took a trip out of the country to try and export some of their product. Bozeman Spirits recently took a trip to Japan along with seven other breweries and distilleries. While the group made connections ...

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Lockhouse Distillery's Sakura Gin celebrates Buffalo's cherry blossoms - Buffalo News

News - Wed, 04/26/2017 - 10:29

Buffalo News

Lockhouse Distillery's Sakura Gin celebrates Buffalo's cherry blossoms
Buffalo News
To that point, Lockhouse Distillery has teamed up with Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy to unveil its eighth product — Sakura Gin. Sakura is the Japanese word for cherry blossom, a symbolic flower of spring that represents renewal (and the fleeting ...

Craft Cocktail: Branch Water at Norseman Distillery - The Growler

News - Wed, 04/26/2017 - 10:27

The Growler

Craft Cocktail: Branch Water at Norseman Distillery
The Growler
On the first beautiful day of spring, I was admiring the Wüsthofs at Eversharp when I noticed the patio at Norseman Distillery. A single table was bathed in golden sunlight, as if the heavens had sent down a reservation placard for me and my girlfriend.

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From distilleries and drinks, metro Detroit grows even more sophisticated - Detroit Metro Times

News - Wed, 04/26/2017 - 01:19

Detroit Metro Times

From distilleries and drinks, metro Detroit grows even more sophisticated
Detroit Metro Times
But what most excites us is our local drinking scene, which wouldn't be half as interesting without the creative local brewers and, lately, distillers who keep surprising us. Of course, some of our most stubborn winners are cut from the same cloth, and ...

Montana distillers look to expand toward Japan - KBZK Bozeman News

News - Tue, 04/25/2017 - 22:06

KBZK Bozeman News

Montana distillers look to expand toward Japan
KBZK Bozeman News
A group of local breweries and distilleries took a trip out of the country to try and export some of their product. Bozeman Spirits recently took a trip to Japan along with seven other breweries and distilleries. While the group made connections, they ...

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District Distilling Co.'s New Gin Embraces the Forager Trend - Washingtonian.com

News - Tue, 04/25/2017 - 14:45

Washingtonian.com

District Distilling Co.'s New Gin Embraces the Forager Trend
Washingtonian.com
It's much rarer for distillers to collect materials in the wild, which is what makes District Distilling Co.'s new spirit so intriguing. Wildjune Gin, which launches at the distillery-pub this week, is made with wild red juniper berries harvested in ...

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