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  1. Six barrels high, 1.4 million barrels in storage. This is the same distillery that has the current "best whiskey in the world" The Best Whiskey in the World Is Canadian https://www.forbes.com/sites/karlaalindahao/2015/11/30/crown-royal-northern-harvest-rye-is-best-whiskey-in-the-world-2016/#10588abf3751
  2. My experience with Corson Distilling

    Agree . Two posts, new member, same thread. Without specifics sockpuppet comes to mind. In addition calling the posters who have specific physical issues with this company, liars typically gets a poser...er poster banned in many forums. Respectful specifics good and bad will always carry more weight.
  3. Prepair for the FALLOUT!!!

    Not specifically spirits news but industry related anyway. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-01-18/half-of-u-s-wineries-might-be-sold-in-the-next-five-years A host of trends outlined in the SVB report explain the current land rush from the buyers’ perspective, as well as why it will continue in 2017. Among the most important are the stronger dollar, improving economy, and ever-increasing consumer demand worldwide—especially for more expensive wines as drinkers jettison cheap generics. All just a part of the consumer move upscale from "cheap generics".
  4. Prepair for the FALLOUT!!!

    As legal marijuana grows in popularity, domestic beer brewers are starting to take big profit hits in states where recreational pot is legal. https://smallbiztrends.com/2016/12/legalized-marijuana-impacts-alcohol-sales.html "If marijuana is legalized in Canada, we will see a decrease in purchases of beer, wine or spirits. So that's something that the alcohol industry is going to have to understand and think about and try to anticipate what that means," said Mark Whitmore, who co-authored the study on recreational marijuana. http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/alcohol-pot-sales-decline-1.4048519 So far the fears of declining beer drinkers may be just that: fear. In Colorado, 2016 taxes received by the state on alcohol sales actually increased between January and November. Beer tax receipts climbed 4.5%, spirits rose 4.0% and wine increased 3.3%. Tax receipts did decline in the months of April, July, September and October for each of the alcohol categories. It's possible that on certain occasions like 4/20 and the fourth of July, consumers switch to cannabis, but overall alcohol is thriving in Colorado. https://www.forbes.com/sites/debraborchardt/2017/03/13/beer-industry-could-lose-2-billion-from-legal-marijuana/#306a746228c1
  5. My experience with Corson Distilling

    Those are both good reviews as they clearly state issues, responses by the manufacturer and genuine efforts from both sides to resolve them. Someone may suggest that this has only one side of the story with Corson not having the opportunity to respond. But timeliness of action is a response in itself. Slow delivery beyond contract dates. Slow responses to inquiries and concerns subsequent to payment. Slow response to physical defect remedy,or no response to repair satisfactory.
  6. 330 gallon Still

    Posted December 11, 2016 · Report post Hi, We have a 4 plate 330 gallon new Still for sale. This is new and we have another we are using for our needs. Column is Copper with 4 bubble cap plates. All 4 plates have bypass valves plus built in CIP This is oil jacket, electric heat SS jacket. Has magnetic temp control computer, i.e. you set the desired temperatures and it'll automatically adjust water flow to maintain perfect and consistent temp for consistent proof of spirits. $41K is below what we paid, Freight shipping included in U.S. Dimensions: 12'7" height, 5'26" width, 11'8" length.
  7. DYE China?

  8. ADI Forum Moderation Policies are Hurting Members

    Yes nothing beats constructive criticism that references exactly the problems, the efforts at resolution. In a respectful manner. that recognizes that sometimes service involves fixing mistakes or errors.
  9. Prepair for the FALLOUT!!!

    There have been some good points made for and against overcapacity. For and against the new buildings with the best German stills vr. econo operations in a old warehouse. IMO a rising tide floats all boats.Mostly. "The spirits industry can raise a glass to yet another strong year. The volume of spirits sold at retail locations rose 2.4% in 2016. Alcohol suppliers said sales rose an even faster 4.5% last year to $25.2 billion in the United States, spirits advocate Distilled Spirits Council reported on Tuesday. Even more impressive, it was the seventh consecutive year that spirits stole more market share from brewers. The spirits industry now commands 35.9% of the total alcohol market vs. 47% for beer and 17.1% for wine. Beer made up close to 60% of the alcohol market in the 1990s.... The strong sales in the U.S. bode well for big industry players like Diageo (deo, +0.42%), Pernod Ricard (pdrdy, +0.69%), and Brown-Forman (bfb), as well as the emerging, fast-growing craft spirits industry that is mirroring the success craft brewers had in the beer world. Volume for U.S. whiskey—which includes bourbon, Tennessee, and rye—jumped 6.8%, with revenue up 7.7% to $3.1 billion. ... Distilled Spirits Council reports that volume for vodka, which represents about one out of every three spirits sold, was up 2.4%. Even flavored vodkas returned to growth. ... the industry buzzword that explains how liquor brands have had success selling consumers on the idea that they should drink less, but "better." ... Volume for "super premium" spirits jumped 10.8%, while the next-highest priced grouping "high end premium" posted a 5.5% increase. That made up for weakness on the bottom shelf, where volume actually decreased. http://fortune.com/2017/02/07/liquor-industry-strong-sales-2016/ " In a broad study backed by the American Craft Spirits Association that is being billed as a first-of-its-kind deep dive into the craft spirits movement, the industry has reportedly achieved $2.4 billion in retail sales in 2015, growing at a compound annual growth rate of 27.4% in volume. The market share for craft spirits reached 2.2% in volume last year, up sharply from 0.8% in 2010. ... This growth—bolstered by the 1,315 craft distillers that are active in the U.S. today—is expected to get continued support from retailers and wholesalers, likely because they've seen the success craft brewers have achieved in the beer world. Within beer, craft producers now control about 12% of volume and are posting growth that far exceeds the total category. There are also well over 4,200 craft breweries today, far more than the amount of distilling peers. Interestingly, much of the craft spirits industry's growth is concentrated in just a handful of states. The top five states by number of craft distilleries—California, New York, Washington, Colorado and Texas—make up almost 36% of the industry's players. Those states were also popular destinations for craft brewers. That concentration implies that there is a lot of potential for the craft spirits industry to find firmer sales in regions where there isn't a lot of attention today. ... The big challenge for the craft spirits industry: spreading the wealth. Just 2% of producers today are responsible for 60% of the cases sold. The smaller producers have tiny distribution and are almost always bleeding cash. These young businesses will need to win shelf space at local bars, restaurants and retailers in order to hunt for growth, facing a similar battle that craft brewers confronted before their market got broad support. " http://fortune.com/2016/10/18/craft-liquor-growing-sales/ Better is where the craft distilling business enters the equation. Its the combination of taste, experience and the total marketing that puts your bottle on the liquor store shelf, or on the consumers table. Bleeding cash for a small producer can only go on for so long. For some the pain will become the death of the enterprise.
  10. "An unsatisfied customer in Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., singlehandedly tipped off the liquor sales industry to a batch of wildly potent gin circulating in Canada, forcing a recall of 6,000 bottles of Bombay Sapphire London Dry Gin across seven provinces, the Liquor Control Board of Ontario said Wednesday. Despite a nationwide effort to destroy the bottles, more than 1,000 remained unaccounted for in Ontario alone, according to estimates released Wednesday evening. “A regular connoisseur of Bombay Sapphire gin realized that the taste profile was off,”a Bombay spokesperson said Thursday. And no wonder, since the LCBO’s quality assurance lab found the gin had 77 per cent alcohol content — nearly double the 40 per cent advertised on the bottle... The lab’s finding led to a recall of a single “lot” the 1.14L bottles Bombay Sapphire (1,000 cases with six bottles per case) distributed across Ontario, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland, Manitoba, Alberta, Quebec and Saskatchewan, according to Bacardi Ltd., which owns Bombay. The over proof gin “inadvertently” entered the bottling line at a third-party bottling plant in the United Kingdom when “they were switching from one bottling tank to another bottling tank,” Bacardi spokeswoman Amy Federman said in an email. The problem gin was used in the bottling line for no more than 45 minutes, “a short period of time,” she said. Bacardi expects only “a few” of the 1,000 recalled cases actually contain bottles with 77 per cent alcohol. The batch was shipped to Canada sometime late last year, she said... “Remember, the product isn’t unsafe,” Federman said, “it just was recalled because the label says 40 per cent and it didn’t in fact contain 40 per cent…. There’s much higher proof alcohol out there that people drink and buy everyday — but it’s labelled properly.” http://news.nationalpost.com/news/canada/bombay-sapphire-gin-recalled-across-canada-for-having-nearly-twice-as-much-alcohol-as-usual
  11. Bombay Sapphire: Canada recalls gin over too strong alcohol content Officials said the 1.14 litre bottles of Bombay Sapphire London Dry Gin should have had 40% alcohol content by volume when the actual figure was 77%. They said the problem had been traced back to the production line. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency said no illnesses associated with the gin had been reported. Drinks giant Bacardi, which distributes Bombay Sapphire, said the affected batch was believed to have only been sold in Canada. http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-39802317
  12. I agree. I love to read constructive criticism. It should be personal experience, not hearsay and specific. Either design, materials, craftsmanship or service in nature.
  13. Exact same design as Kothe stills http://www.kothe-distilling.com/newsite/stills/vodka
  14. Storing Barrels in a tight spot

    Just be careful using the manual ones when loading or unloading at full elevation. They don't have the weight in a low c/g that a conventional forklift has.
  15. Tequila/Mexico agreement

    I have not but i looked into it. For US importers, covered by free trade NAFTA, at least for a while, re Trump. https://www.ttb.gov/itd/agreement.shtml Forms: https://help.cbp.gov/app/answers/detail/a_id/211/~/requirements-for-importing-alcohol-for-resale Look at Mexican producers and start taste testing:http://wholesale-food-and-beverage.hktdc.com/manufacturers/Wholesale-Tequila-Manufacturers/en/13182-1/ I tried to pm you but got a message that you cannot receive them.