The American Single Malt Whiskey Commission petitioned the US Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) to add an official definition for this category of whiskey, and they hope it will become law in early 2022. In this panel discussion, Clay Risen, a reporter and editor for the New York Times and Steve Hawley, the President of the American Single Malt Commission and Global marketing VP for Westland Distillery, discuss the proposal process that the Commission has taken and the future of the single malt category in United States. We’ll look at the definition and requirements of the category, how it differs from that of single-malt scotch whisky, what brands of American whiskey may or may not qualify for it, and how it all came together.
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