The often-delayed debut of maverick distiller Chip Tate’s second act in the whisky business is a step closer to fruition, now that Tate & Company has received its Distilled Spirits Plant permit from the Treasury Department’s Alcohol & Tobacco Tax & Trade Bureau. The “DSP” is the basic federal permit required for operating a distillery, and requires an extensive list of disclosures from would-be distillers along with a background check and site review in a process that averages around six months.

Whiskycast – July 5, 2017