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4 Ways to Make Your Spirits Packaging More Sustainable

November 27th, 2019

Written by Jorge Nieri, Brand Realization Consultant, By QUEST, LLC.

The craft spirits movement was born in part out of the need for authentic self-expression – sometimes recalling the past, but always creating new, one-of-a-kind quality alcoholic elixirs and libations. Craft spirits embodies authenticity, quality, community and, more and more often, sustainability.

Trends in the packaging world parallel these as well; but you have to take the steps to educate yourself on what goes into your packaging, what the consequences may be for that choice, and what happens to your bottle long after your delicious spirit has gone.

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Ice Or Neat – Is There a Right Way to Drink Whiskey?

November 20th, 2019

Written by Andy Upchurch, Owner, Bin 110.

You’ve chosen your whiskey, but now you’re faced with the second decision to add ice or enjoy it “neat.” There are many schools of thought on this question, but we’re going to examine what to factor in to help you make the choice that best suits your palate.

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Choosing the Right Mill for Your Craft Distillery

November 13th, 2019

Written by Andrew Myers, Malt Handling, LLC.

So, you want to start distilling with freshly milled grain. Maybe you’re tired of paying top dollar for the pre-milled stuff from the malt distributor, and you’re ready to invest in the quality, efficiency, and bulk pricing that comes with milling your own whole grain. But where do you start?

Well, it’s always a good idea to first familiarize yourself with what’s out there. While there are plenty of options, the two most common types of mills used in craft distilling operations are the hammer mill and roller mill.

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3 Surprising Things You Didn’t Know About Mead

November 6th, 2019

Mead is on the rise, thanks to the craft beer and distilling movements, as well as persistent references in popular culture. And while it’s true there are still 10 times more breweries in the US than meaderies, the category is experiencing steady growth all the same. Reports from the American Mead Makers Association (AMMA) indicate that on average, a meadery opens in the US every 3 days, signalling the beginnings of a potential new trend in craft mead production.

In hopes of answering some of your burning questions about this delightful drink, here’s 3 surprising things you didn’t know about mead.

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