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The Distillation, Maturation & Blending of Whiskey

Single Malt Whiskey Part 2 By: Kris Bohm: Distillery Now Consulting, LLC Welcome to Part 2 of my article on the technical breakdown of the production of single malt whiskey. If you missed the first half of this article Technical Breakdown for Single Malt Whiskey Production, grab the last issue ...
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Women Preserve History While Creating Their Own   

By: Cheryl Gray They own distilleries, take charge of day-to-day operations and hold court as master distillers around the globe. We’re talking about women in the spirits industry, breaking barriers and making it possible for other women to do the same. In this largely male-dominated industry, there is an increasing ...
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Being Influential in the Beverage Industry

By: Hanifa Sekandi It’s no secret that influencer marketing is pivotal to your marketing strategy. Of course, brands can opt out and avoid it altogether. Many brands do not use influencer marketing to grow their business or notoriety. Understandably, there is pressure to conform to this new modern marketing norm ...
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Standing on Shoulders

By: Donald Snyder Ask any established craft distiller what they would have done differently and you will get a common answer, “How much time do you have?” For most new distillers starting from scratch in the last few years, it was a learn-as-you-go venture paved with blood, sweat, and tears ...
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Forecasting Business Plans in Uncertain Times

How to Plan for the Fiscal Future in 2024 By: Raj Tulshan, Loan Mantra Over the past few years, small business owners have seen dramatic changes in the financial landscape, with an array of challenges and an uncertain future. Several years of global disruption have left small businesses on a ...
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Hand Barrel Bourbon: Three Friends, One Idea and the Perfect Partnership

By Gerald Dlubala We’ve all heard the phrase about loving it when a plan comes together. When it’s a plan that three friends come up and run with, we love it all the more. And that’s just what happened to Jim Hand, Scott Pirello and Beorn Brueckner, founding members of ...
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How to Disrupt the Beverage Industry with New Marketing Strategies

By Jorge Olson — Co-founder & CMO of Hempacco and Green Globe International, Author of “Build Your Beverage Empire” The beverage industry is growing rapidly, with innovators entering the space year after year touting the next big idea. The global beverages market is expected to grow from $3.56 trillion in ...
Women in the Spirits Industry

Women in the Spirits Industry

PRESERVING HISTORY WHILE CREATING THEIR OWN By Cheryl Gray They own distilleries, take charge of day-to-day operations and hold court as master distillers around the globe. We’re talking about women in the spirits industry breaking barriers, making it possible for other women to do the same. In a largely male-dominated ...
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Barrel Storage Tips for Breweries and Distilleries

By Alyssa L. Ochs Breweries and distilleries use barrels for aging, to achieve oxidation and charring and to add distinctive flavors to their products. But an important factor to remember is how you store the barrels because storage can affect flavors, textures and the length of the brewing or distilling ...
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High Performance Counts

Experts Supply Craft Brewers and Distillers with Pumps That Set Products in Motion By: Cheryl Gray Choosing pumps for breweries and distilleries requires consideration of several factors, perhaps none more important than technology. That technology is what propels the liquids that create a successful product for the beer and spirits ...