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Reflections on 2019 Craft Spirits Conventions

Another great "convention season" has come and gone.  As craft spirit producers across the country pack up and head back to their stills with fresh ideas, we can't help but reflect on our experiences at ACSA and ADI this year.  The overall tone of the two events speaks volumes about the industry as a whole.    The tradeshow floors bustled with contagious enthusiasm.  Class sessions were filled to the brim with both new and fami...
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Brooks Grain to Exhibit at 2019 ACSA Distiller Convention and Trade Show

The Brooks Grain team is heading to Minneapolis for the American Craft Spirits Association's yearly convention.
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Best Louisville Bars for your Repeal Day Celebration

Happy Repeal Day friends! On this very day in 1933, the United States voted to ratify the 21st (and our personal favorite) Amendment, thereby repealing Prohibition once and for all and declaring the 18th Amendment null and void after 13 years! Elated Americans rushed to previously boarded up bars and distillers began to shake the dust off their beloved stills. Alcohol production became regulated again as the business crawled out from its underground hiding places. The beverage industry was ...
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CGB and Brooks Grain Mill Coming Soon

A new milling and bagging facility update.
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King’s Family Distillery

We are proud to announce the opening of King’s Family Distillery in Sevierville, Tennessee.  King’s is owned and operated by our very own Cara King (former Vice President and daughter of President, Erica Fields).  The two are pictured below behind the tasting bar at King’s Family Distillery.  Cara has poured countless hours into hand-selecting the finest spirits and has leveraged the things she learned from her previous role as a grain supplier to present the mos...
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A Weekend with the Tennessee Distillers’ Guild

We recently had the opportunity to travel to beautiful Townsend, Tennessee for the Grains and Grits Festival!  The event, hosted by the Tennessee Distillers Guild each year, celebrates tasty Southern cuisine and the array of artisan spirits produced throughout the state. Our team had the best time immersing ourselves in some Tennessee culture and enjoying all the bites and booze local restaurants and Guild members had to offer! The tasting event featured more than 30 distilleries from ...
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From Milling to Distilling

Hi friends! Exciting things are happening at Brooks Grain! As many of you know, we are opening a brand new, state-of-the-art milling and bagging facility at the end of this year to cater to our craft customers. Nate, Jeff, and I just got back from Kansas State from milling training and we have never been more anxious for this project to launch!  We spent last week trying to prepare and learn as much as we could from the experts.  The Brooks team is proud to be able to be...
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Distilling 101 – A Moonshine University Experience

It’s the beginning of my second week in my new role as a Sales Professional for Brooks Grain.  As a newcomer to the industry, I’m excited (and, admittedly, a little nervous) about the week ahead.  I’m about to begin the six-day distillers course at Moonshine University in Louisville, Kentucky! Moonshine University brings together the “who’s who” of the distilling industry to teach professionals, enthusiasts, vendors, and entrepreneurs an all-inc...
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22 Excellent Reasons To Drink More Whiskey

We may even have a few more! Click here to see all 22.
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New Year’s Breakfast a la Winston Churchill

Let us be the first to wish you a happy and healthy 2015.  You’re no doubt counting down the hours until you can begin ringing in the new year with friends and family.  As you gear up for a great night, we ask that you remember to drink responsibly and to plan your safe ride home before the night’s events begin to unfold.  After all, any idea can sound good after a few drinks – it’s the plans made while still sober that should control the conclusi...
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