On this week’s The NOLADrinks Show with Bryan Dias, we talk with Becky Harris, Maggie Campbell, and Chris Montana of the American Craft Spirits Association. We talk about the association and the state of the craft spirits industry in the US with an eye to the pandemic.
Please note – this show was taped in the latter part of 2020. This was due in part to ensure that this show was part of the reboot of the Nitty Grits Network, which has just happened here in January 2021. Check it out!
Pictured above from left – Becky Harris of Cactoctin Creek Distilling, Maggie Campbell of Privateer Rum, and Chris Montana of Du Nord Craft Spirits. All of whom are current or previous leaders in the American Craft Spirits Association and remain actively involved.
The NOLADrinks Show – Craft Spirits Industry in the US – Dec20Ep2
On this installment of the show, we talk with three folks from the American Craft Spirits Association (ACSA). It is an education and advocacy group that supports the craft spirits industry in the United States. It is owned and operated by the member themselves.
We chat with the association’s current president, Becky Harris, who is also the co-owner and head distiller of Catoctin Creek Distilling, Maggie Campbell, a former VP of the association and president and head distiller of Privateer Rum, and Chris Montana, a former president of the association and owner of Du Nord Craft Spirits.
We discuss the organization, its history, and its role in promoting and supporting the craft spirits industry in the US. Importantly, we talk about the state of the industry with an emphasis on the effects of the covid pandemic. We also chat about where the industry seemed headed prior to the pandemic and where things may be headed in the future.
Additionally, we learn about each of their respective roles, past and present with the ACSA, as well as each of their distillery businesses.
Becky, Maggie, and Chris stick around to chat further on our podcast-only segment, “Another Shot with NOLADrinks.”
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Cheers and Be Well, You All!