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Craft Brewing and Distilling News for June 2, 2017

June 2, 2017

•Virginia-based Catoctin Creek Distilling has acquired an additional 15,000-square-foot space to facilitate its expansion. The new space will initially serve as a warehouse, but is being eyed as an additional base for future operations as Catoctin continues to grow. Known for its Roundstone Rye brand, made from Virginia-grown organic grains, Catoctin will continue its distilling operations for now at its headquarters in Purcellville, Virginia. The company intends to roughly double its current production by next year.

•Wyoming Whiskey has partnered with the Crafts Spirits Cooperative to move West into the California market. The craft distillery is bringing four of its whiskies to California, including its Small Batch Bourbon (44% abv, $40), Outryder Straight American Whiskey Bottled in Bond (50% abv, $55), Private Stock Barrel Strength (46%-56% abv, $50-55) and Double Cask (50% abv, $60). The company sources all of its grains from within 100 miles of the distillery. Wyoming Whiskey’s portfolio is now available throughout California.

•Denver, Colorado’s Laws Whiskey House will expand its portfolio this month with two new bonded offerings. A.D. Laws Straight Corn Whiskey is distilled from a mash bill of 86% corn and 14% barley, and is aged in used whiskey barrels. A.D. Laws Two Grain Straight Bourbon is distilled using the same corn/barley mashbill but is aged in new American white oak barrels. Both whiskies were bottled at 50%-abv. The distillery expects to release 100 nine-liter cases of the Straight Corn Whiskey and around 200 nine-liter cases of the Two Grain Straight Bourbon exclusively in Colorado at a suggested retail price of $55.

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