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  1. I've noticed this same thing. I'm sure some of the big food companies have done market testing to see by what percentage can they reduce the volume of a container before the customer notices they are buying less. If the above proposal was just to add 500ml and replace 750ml with 700ml so that the US was in line with the rest of the world that would make some sense but to have no standard fill levels feels seems like it could result in a race to the bottom, but maybe I'm missing something.
  2. I am really curious, how distillers in our community feel about this proposed change? I could see how this would allow for greater flexibility and make import/exports easier. However, as a consumer it seems like this would create more confusion in the market with some spirits bottled in 700ml and some bottled in 750ml. According to WhiskyCast the Distilled Spirits Council is currently apposed to the proposal as written. I'd love to hear people's thoughts.
  3. All job new jobs posting have moved to https://jobs.distilling.com/
  4. All job new jobs posting have moved to https://jobs.distilling.com/
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    The American Distilling Institute has now opened the Request for Proposals for educational sessions for the ADI conference in New Orleans, April 2020. All interested distillers should take this opportunity to submit a presentation and help lead the conversation at the 2020 ADI Conference in New Orleans. Also, talk to your friends in the community who you believe have something valuable to share and encourage them to submit a proposal online. Use our online form which will be open until June 7, 2019. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdKTCzggMjEKQaCg38jrKj_eYxqYOhWkK1_fd1Ij2fMwQcsWw/viewform
  6. Hello All, I am working on a 2019 update for ADI's Survey of Tasting Room Laws. I got a request to track which states expressly limit distillery tours and or tasting room access to persons who are 21 or older. Please let me know your state and if there is a age restriction for people who visit (not taste or drink in) your distillery. Thank you.
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    On November 26, 2018, TTB published their proposed Modernization of the Labeling and Advertising Regulations for Wine, Distilled Spirits, and Malt Beverages and is seeking public comment, Make the time to read through the proposed changes to the regulations governing distilled spirits and make an official comment (see link below). Your comment can help shape the US Liquor regulations for the next 20 years. Here is the 132 page proposal: https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-11-26/pdf/2018-24446.pdf TTB's recommendations for making an effective public comment: https://www.regulations.gov/docs/Tips_For_Submitting_Effective_Comments.pdf Submit your official comments about the proposal to TTB here: https://www.regulations.gov/document?D=TTB-2018-0007-0001 Here is TTBs Stratiegec 5-Year Plan: https://www.ttb.gov/pdf/ttb_strategic_plan_print_v2.pdf
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    BLENDING AND MATURATION WORKSHOP FRIDAY, DECEMBER 7, SATURDAY DECEMBER 8 AND SUNDAY DECEMBER 9, 2018 IRONROOT REPUBLIC DISTILLING – DENISON, TX. INSTRUCTOR: NANCY FRALEY, NOSING SERVICES Click here for more details and to Register
  9. Good point. I can add this to the posting requirements.
  10. 2019 Judging of Craft Spirits Who Can Enter? ADI accepts US and International entries in all classes and categories of distilled spirits, RTDs, cocktail bitters, aperitif & fortified wines from small and medium-scale producers (maximum annual sales of 750,000 proof gallons). What Do I Get for Entering? All spirits entered will receive written feedback from our expert judges, be considered for awards both for the spirit and the packaging and be evaluated to see if they if they meet the standards for ADI’s Certification of Craft Spirits at no additional cost or paperwork. Award winners will receive physical awards as well as digital renderings of all applicable medals, awards and certifications. Deadlines Deadline for International Entries: November 30, 2018 Deadline for US Entries: December 14, 2018 Deadline to Receive Spirits: December 20, 2018 Entry Fees Early Bird Registration Up through November 18, 2018 ADI Members $200 per spirit for US entries $250 per spirit for international entries Bulk discount for members who enter more than 10 spirits Non-Members $300 per spirit for US entries $350 per spirit for international entries Standard Registration Begins November 19, 2018 ADI Members $250 per spirit for US entries $300 per spirit for international entries Bulk discount for members who enter more than 10 spirits Non-Members $350 per spirit for US entries $400 per spirit for international entrie Discount for Affiliate Associations Members of the following Affiliate Associations may enter their spirits at the ADI Member price even if they are not current members of ADI: The Gin Guild British Distillers Alliance Ontario Distillers Association BC Craft Distilling Association Australian Distillers Association Verband der Deutschen Whiskybrenner Southern African Craft Distilling Institute Bureau National Interprofessionnel de l’Armagnac Award winning spirits will receive their medals at ADI’s Annual Conference and Vendor Expo, March 18-21, 2019 in Denver, CO. For more information on how to enter visit www.distilling.com/judging Ready to Register? Enter Today ADI 2019 Judging Fact Sheet.pdf ADI 2019 Judging Shipping Label.pdf ADI 2019 Judging Submission Guidelines.pdf Registration Check List.pdf
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    ADI welcoms US and International entries in all classes and categories of distilled spirits, RTDs, cocktail bitters, aperitif & fortified wines from small and medium-scale producers (up to 750 proof gallons/year in annual sales). Register before November 19, 2018 and save $50/spirit entered. All spirits entered will receive written feedback from our expert judges, be considered for awards both for the spirit and the packaging, and be evaluated to see if they if they meet the standards for ADI’s Certification of Craft Spirits at no additional cost or paperwork. Award winners will receive a physical awards as well as digital renderings of all applicable medals, awards and certifications. Deadline for International Entries: November 30, 2018 Deadline for US Entries: December 14, 2018 Deadline to Receive Spirits: December 20, 2018 Early-Bird Entry Fees ADI Members $200 per spirit for US entries $250 per spirit for international entries Bulk discount for members who enter more than 10 spirits Non-Members $300 per spirit for US entries $350 per spirit for international entries Discount for Affiliate Associations Members of the following Affiliate Associations: The Gin Guild British Distillers Alliance Ontario Distillers Association BC Craft Distilling Association Australian Distillers Association Verband der Deutschen Whiskybrenner Southern African Craft Distilling Institute Bureau National Interprofessionnel de l’Armagnac may enter their spirits at the ADI Member price even if they are not current members of ADI. Award winning spirits will receive their medals at ADI’s Annual Conference and Vendor Expo, March 18-21, 2019 in Denver, CO. For more information on how to enter visit www.distilling.com/judging Ready to register? Enter Today
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    ADI welcoms US and International entries in all classes and categories of distilled spirits, RTDs, cocktail bitters, aperitif & fortified wines from small and medium-scale producers (up to 750 proof gallons/year in annual sales). All spirits entered will receive written feedback from our expert judges, be considered for awards both for the spirit and the packaging, and be evaluated to see if they if they meet the standards for ADI’s Certification of Craft Spirits at no additional cost or paperwork. Award winners will receive a physical awards as well as digital renderings of all applicable medals, awards and certifications. Deadline for International Entries: November 30, 2018 Deadline for US Entries: December 14, 2018 Deadline to Receive Spirits: December 20, 2018 Entry Fees ADI Members $250 per spirit for US entries $300 per spirit for international entries Bulk discount for members who enter more than 10 spirits Non-Members $350 per spirit for US entries $400 per spirit for international entries Discount for Affiliate Associations Members of the following Affiliate Associations: The Gin Guild British Distillers Alliance Ontario Distillers Association BC Craft Distilling Association Australian Distillers Association Verband der Deutschen Whiskybrenner Southern African Craft Distilling Institute Bureau National Interprofessionnel de l’Armagnac may enter their spirits at the ADI Member price even if they are not current members of ADI. Award winning spirits will receive their medals at ADI’s Annual Conference and Vendor Expo, March 18-21, 2019 in Denver, CO. For more information on how to enter visit www.distilling.com/judging Ready to register? Enter Today
  13. Calling all craft distilling leaders: Be part of the conversation and share your ideas on the art, business and science of craft spirits at the world's largest gathering of craft distillers! ........ ADI Conference & Vendor Expo March 18-21, 2019 in Denver, Colorado Submit Proposal Deadline to submit proposal: September 9, 2018
  14. The meeting with TTB went very well. I was able to give a presentation to all of the label specialists about some of the spirit trends in the market and I met with the labeling managers to provide them the feedback that distillers shared through our survey. If there are any specific questions about the meeting, contact me directly.
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    Calling all craft distilling leaders: Be part of the conversation and share your ideas on the art, business and science of craft spirits at the world's largest gathering of craft distillers! ........ ADI Conference & Vendor Expo March 18-21, 2019 in Denver, Colorado Submit Proposal Deadline to submit proposal: September 9, 2018
  16. @Silk City Distillers I was able to turn this feature back on. They show up below all of the forum topics.
  17. I just tried two mobile browsers and it took me directly to the forum. If anyone else encounters your same problem, I will create a support request from the forum host.
  18. Here is a quick resource that explains the basics of how spirits can be decolorized. http://www.silcarbon.eu/2014/cms/upload/downloads/Entfrbung_Eng.pdf
  19. ADI has been invited by TTB to speak to Label specialists about issues distillers face during the label approval. Please provide us feedback on your experience of applying for label approval. We will aggregate and anonymize the information provided and before it is shared with TTB. It is our hope that opening dialog will lead to reduced rejections and change requests which will save distillers and TTB time and money. I will be traveling to DC July 23, 2018 so please submit your responses before then. Google Forum: https://goo.gl/forms/X306I2pyUURz7BBQ2
  20. Going from bourbon to straight bourbon would be a change in type so I believe that would require a new COLA.
  21. Hello, I want to let users of our forum know that we are in the process of adding a more dynamic advertising system to our forum. If you encounter bugs that get of the way of using the forum please message me. eric@distilling.com Thank you.
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    Mark you calendar and join us in Denver for the 2019 ADI Craft Spirits Conference & Vendor Expo, March 18-21, 2019. More details coming soon.
  23. One producer of agave spirits I spoke to said he uses multiple yeast strains to full attenuate the syrup. He didn't share which strains since it took him a lot of trial and error to figure it out. Given @bluestar comment about the different sugar contents of bulk agave syrup, maybe using a couple of yeasts more suited to each sugar type would help avoid stuck ferments.
  24. @whiskeytango I deleted everything that was reported. If you see more, please flag it.
  25. @indyspirits I'll look into the logistics of this and talk to ADI Team about this.
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