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American Craft Spirits Applauds Senate Finance on Tax Reform

Recognizing the Substantial Economic Benefits of Growing American Craft Spirits Manufacturing, Senate Finance Includes Tax Parity for Distillers November 15, 2017 (Washington) – 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 […]

CRAFT SPIRITS PRODUCERS SOLD NEARLY 6 MILLION CASES LAST YEAR ALONE

Craft Producer Distillery Growth, Job Growth, Export Growth, and Volume Growth Among Key Highlights at Annual U.S. Craft Spirits Industry Briefing  NEW YORK, NY (October 24, 2017) – The American Craft Spirits Association (ACSA), Park Street, and the IWSR today presented highlights from the 2017 Craft Spirits Data Project (the Project) at the Second Annual Craft […]

50 U.S. SENATORS & HOUSE MAJORITY NOW SUPPORT FAIRNESS FOR CRAFT DISTILLERS

Critical Craft Beverage Modernization Tax Reform Reaches 50 Co-Sponsors in Senate, While Companion Bill Continues to Beyond Majority in Senate September 29, 2017 (Washington) – S. 236, the Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act, re-introduced earlier this year by Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Sen. Roy Blunt (R-MN), has reached a landmark 50 co-sponsors […]

American Craft Spirits Association Announces Heartland Whiskey Competition Winners

CHICAGO, IL (May 23, 2017) – The American Craft Spirits Association (ACSA) today announced the winners of the 2017 Heartland Whiskey Competition which was open to U.S. craft whiskeys made with some corn in the mash bill (the mix of grains used to make whiskey). More than 75 whiskeys from ten heartland states competed for […]

MARK SHILLING ELECTED PRESIDENT, BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF AMERICAN CRAFT SPIRITS ASSOCIATION

LEADS NEWLY-APPOINTED GROUP OF VETERAN BOARD MEMBERS & NEW LEADERSHIP WASHINGTON, DC (April 4, 2017) – The American Craft Spirits Association (ACSA) today announces the appointment of Mark Shilling, Co-Founder of Revolution Spirits Distilling Co. in Austin, TX, as the President of the Board of Directors, replacing Paul Hletko, who served as the organization’s president […]

AMERICAN CRAFT SPIRITS ASSOCIATION ANNOUNCES 2017 AWARDS.

Recipients Selected from a Record-Breaking Pool of Entrants Across 39 States NASHVILLE, TN  (February 16, 2017) – The American Craft Spirits Association (ACSA) today announced the winners of its Fourth Annual Judging of Craft Spirits, who were honored during the Awards Dinner as part of the Fourth Annual ACSA Distillers Convention and Vendor Trade Show […]

ACSA RELEASES ECONOMIC DATA UNVEILING the STATE of the CRAFT SPIRITS INDUSTRY

On October 18th, 2016, ACSA, together with Park Street, and the IWSR, released a year long study, highlighting the growth and economic impact of American craft spirits. Finally, there is solid data to support the growth of the industry with more than 1315 craft spirits producers in the United States identified. Read and learn from […]

CRAFT BEVERAGE MODERNIZATION & TAX REFORM ACT EARNS CLEAR MAJORITY IN SENATE

Landmark Support Marks Major Victory in Fight to Reduce Federal Excise Tax WASHINGTON, DC (October 3, 2016) –  With the addition of United States Senators Barbara Boxer (D-CA), Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.) and Joni Ernst (R-IA), the Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act, S. 1562, now has a clear majority of Senators in support of […]

PAUL HLETKO ELECTED PRESIDENT, BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF AMERICAN CRAFT SPIRITS ASSOCIATION

LEADS NEWLY-APPOINTED GROUP OF VETERAN BOARD MEMBERS & NEW LEADERSHIP WASHINGTON, DC (April 22, 2016) – The American Craft Spirits Association (ACSA) today announces the appointment of Paul Hletko, Founder of FEW Spirits in Evanston, IL, as the President of the Board of Directors, replacing Thomas Mooney, who served as the organization’s inaugural President since […]