Winebusiness.com - Homepage for the Wine Industry

Trade Organization for Craft Distillers Announced


Date: 04/09/13

img 1The formal launch of the American Craft Distillers Association (ACDA) was announced Tuesday, April 9.

As Rory Donovan, interim president of ACDA, explains, ACDA was formed "of, by, and for licensed craft distillers" in order to "promote and protect craft distilling in the United States."

Craft distilling is a phenomenon sweeping the country. With more than 320 distilleries in existence and more on the way, products run the full gamut from brandy to bourbon, and all are gaining popularity with mixologists, restaurants, and consumers around the country.

According to Penn Jensen, ACDA executive director, "Our focus will be on brand building, public outreach, and legislative action on national and state levels to support the entrepreneur craft distillers everywhere in the U.S."

The board of directors of the new organization reads as a "Who's Who" in the burgeoning world of craft distilling. They include:

President
Rory Donovan, Peach Street Distillery
rory@americancraftdistillersassociation.org

Vice President
Ted Huber, Starlight Distillery
thuber@huberwinery.com

Secretary/Treasurer
Brett Joyce, Rogue Brewing and Distilling
brett@rogue.com

Board Members
Ralph Erenzo, Tuthilltown Distillery
Lee Medoff, Bull Run Distillery
Tom Potter, NY Distilling Co.
Chip Tate, Balcones Distillery
Rick Wasmund, Copper Fox Distillery
Andrew Weber, Corsair Distillery

Ex Officio Member
David Pickerell, Oakview Consulting

For more information, please contact:
Penn Jensen, Executive Director
info@americancraftdistillersassociation.org
812-325-6121

or visit www.americancraftdistillersassociation.org.

Subscribe to Daily news Email

FREE Wine Business Daily News delivers the industry's top stories emailed to you from our editorial team.

most popular daily news links

latest real estate

- real estate  •  1 hour ago
- real estate  •  Aug 29, 2014 at 10:45AM PDT
- real estate  •  Aug 28, 2014 at 3:32PM PDT
- real estate  •  Aug 27, 2014 at 10:05AM PDT
- real estate  •  Aug 27, 2014 at 9:54AM PDT

latest used equipment

- used equipment  •  yesterday at 2:08PM PDT
- used equipment  •  Aug 31, 2014 at 5:43PM PDT
- used equipment  •  Aug 31, 2014 at 12:26AM PDT
- used equipment  •  Aug 30, 2014 at 2:54PM PDT

industry events

Search Events:

Copyright© 1994-2014 by Wine Communications Group. All Rights Reserved. Copyright protection extends to all written material, graphics, backgrounds and layouts. None of this material may be reproduced for any reason without written permission of the Publisher. Wine Business Insider, Wine Business Monthly, Grower & Cellar News and Wine Market News are all trademarks of Wine Communications Group and will be protected to the fullest extent of the law.