Welcome to In Good Spirits, the new Next Century Spirits blog! We are excited to bring you news and keep our readers updated on the goings on here at NCS. On this platform, we’ll explore a wide range of topics, from the scientific and technical to tasting notes and industry trends. We’ll share insights from our own in-house experts as well as voices from within the industry. We look forward to what’s in store and sharing it with you. Cheers!

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Today is Repeal Day! Let's Celebrate with a Cocktail

December 5, 2022

As a nation with countless great bars and craft distilleries, breweries, and wineries, it would be easy to forget that drinking and making alcohol were once illegal.

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A Toast to the Drink Makers - National Bartender Day is Tomorrow!

December 1, 2022

Let’s raise a glass to the pint pourers, say cheers to the drinks servers, and give a round of applause to the mixologists. This year, make an event of this special day by turning National Bartender Day into Loyal Customers Day. Invite patrons to come and show their appreciation for their bartenders.

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Innovations in Distilling

July 13, 2022

In the post-distillation process, the NCS filtering and finishing technology focuses on improving the quality and maintaining the consistency while creating custom profiles.

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SUSTAINABILITY + SPIRITS

July 13, 2022

The issue of sustainability has been around for a long time but in recent years the industry has undergone something of an energy revolution.

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The Magic of Cask Finishing in Spirits

July 13, 2022

Secondary cask finishing is becoming a popular way to accentuate flavors of a base spirt.

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Distillery Nation Features CEO, Scott Bolin

July 13, 2022

From starting out as an entrepreneur in the biomaterials space to learning how to speak the language of craft distillers

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Direct-to-Consumer Marketing for Spirits Brands is Possible with Retail Partnerships

July 13, 2022

The traditional method for alcohol to reach consumers is through a three-tier distribution model.

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Flavored Whiskey Grows Up with These Four Unique Flavors

July 13, 2022

The demand for flavored whiskey is growing.

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What The Rise in To-Go Alcohol Means for the Spirits Industry

July 13, 2022

Alcohol to-go used to be something that conjured up images of Bourbon Street in New Orleans.

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7 Ways to Enjoy Your Favorite Whiskey

July 13, 2022

There are few better ways to end the week than filling a glass with your favorite whiskey.

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How To Expand Your Business Into Canned Cocktails

July 13, 2022

The ready-to-drink (RTD) cocktail market has been growing steadily for the past five years, in parallel with similar trends in wine and the emergence of the hard seltzer category.

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The Appeal of Celebrity Alcohol Brands Goes Beyond the Well-Known Names

July 13, 2022

Lately, it seems like every celebrity has an alcohol brand.

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Do Spirits Go Bad? And Other Alcohol-Related Questions We Know You’re Asking

July 13, 2022

We know what tastes good at a chic wine bar or a craft cocktail spot.

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You’re Familiar With Craft Beers, But What Are Craft Spirits?

July 13, 2022

For many alcohol consumers, the word “craft” has become virtually synonymous with beer.

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Hello, My Name Is: Rob Mason, Chief Operating Officer. Let’s Talk Supply Chain Issues

July 13, 2022

The beverage business is booming, but supply chain issues caused by the pandemic are giving suppliers and retailers headaches.

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How Current Trends in the Craft Spirits Industry Benefit Small Businesses

July 13, 2022

As a small business owner, you’re always looking for ways to stand out from the competition and distinguish your brand.

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Five Easy Ways to Transition Your Bar Menu to Specialty Holiday Cocktails (and Attract More Patrons)

July 13, 2022

One drink can change everything. Consider the Pumpkin Spice Latte, with fans waiting impatiently for its arrival every year.

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How Focusing on Lifestyle and Trends Can Boost Your On-Premise Alcohol Sales

July 13, 2022

When was the last time you changed your restaurant’s bar menu or reevaluated your inventory?

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What’s Prompting an Impressive Growth in the Craft Spirits Industry?

July 13, 2022

The craft spirits industry is having a moment right now, but it might not be for the reason you think.

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Meet Tyler Nash – Production Technician

July 13, 2022

It takes a whole team to produce a truly great craft spirit, and the Next Century Spirits team is fortunate to have people like Tyler Nash working to make it happen.

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Customizing Bulk Spirits To Craft Unique and Game-Changing Brands

July 13, 2022

Looking to grow your bulk spirits and private label spirits business?

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Why gin is making a comeback, and how you can stand out with your own private label

July 13, 2022

It’s time for gin to have its moment in the sun (or in the glass).

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Do I Need a Liquor License? An Alcohol Distributor? Your Get-Started Guide

July 13, 2022

Understandably, several legal restrictions come with distributing alcohol.

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Meet Leslie Johnson – Beverage Laboratory Manager

July 13, 2022

Leslie Johnson has the recipe for craft spirits success.

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The Best Way to Pair Your Favorite Spirit with Chocolate

July 13, 2022

If you love someone, give them chocolate, right? If you really love someone, give them chocolate and alcohol.

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These Cocktail Dupes Will Have You Designating Any Month as Dry January

July 13, 2022

Dry January is a month-long challenge during which people abstain from drinking alcohol.

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Compete with Premium Spirits with Your Own Private Label

July 13, 2022

Having your own private label spirit can be a powerful tool for small business owners.

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Meet Scott Hollowell – Process Engineer

July 13, 2022

Creating high-quality distilled spirits means paying attention to detail and getting every part of the process just right.

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An Earth Day Toast to Sustainable Spirits

July 13, 2022

Growing trends toward sustainability have seen the spirits industry ramping up its efforts with distilling solutions and sustainable technology in the way they produce spirits.

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WAYS TO EMBRACE LOWER CALORIE ALCOHOLIC DRINK TRENDS AND INCREASE SALES

July 13, 2022

It’s essential to be one step ahead of the curve as a business owner.

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HOW TO NAVIGATE INFLATION IN THE ALCOHOL INDUSTRY IN 2022

July 13, 2022

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WHY BAR AND RESTAURANT OWNERS ARE SAYING CHEERS TO HAPPY HOUR

July 13, 2022

For many bars and restaurants, the hours after lunch and before dinner are notoriously slow.

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THE ART OF BLENDING AND ROLE OF A MASTER BLENDER

July 13, 2022

Unless a whiskey or spirit is labeled as bottled from a single cask or a single barrel, it’s most of the times a blend.

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COCKTAILS THAT ARE EASY ON THE STOMACH

July 12, 2022

Almost everyone has a sensitive stomach, at least from time to time. Whether you have frequent stomach issues or are just feeling a little queasy at the moment, you don’t want to miss out on a chance to celebrate, commiserate, or just generally indulge.

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GRAB A GLASS—IT’S NATIONAL BOURBON DAY!

July 12, 2022

It’s always a good day to celebrate bourbon, but June 14th is the best. That’s because it’s National Bourbon Day, which means you’ve got more reason than ever to propose a toast in honor of the most American drink there is.

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RUM GUIDE: THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN WHITE RUM, DARK RUM, AND SPICED RUM

July 12, 2022

Rum has been around for hundreds of years. Back in the mid-17th century, it was known as kill-devil or rumbullion. By 1655, the British Navy provided sailors with a daily rum ration of half a pint, a practice that continued until the mid-19th century.

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HOW TO CREATIVELY MIX RED, WHITE, AND BLUE COCKTAILS FOR YOUR JULY 4TH CELEBRATIONS

July 12, 2022

Are you hosting a Fourth of July party? Or do you want to add a few celebratory cocktails to your bar’s drinks menu?

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WHAT ARE BEVERAGE COMPANIES DOING TO MAKE IT A SUCCESSFUL PLASTIC-FREE JULY?

July 12, 2022

Plastic-Free July is an annual global initiative to raise awareness of the plastics crisis. The goal is to encourage businesses and consumers to reduce single-use plastics and find more sustainable alternatives.

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