Mark Shilling is a partner in Big Thirst Consulting, specializing in distillery startup operations and project management. After spending 20 years as a government and regulatory affairs professional (aka “lobbyist”), he founded Revolution Spirits Distilling Co. in 2013. He also helped establish the Texas Distilled Spirits Association in 2012, is a past president of ACSA, and is the ACSA Government Affairs Committee Chair.
Shilling is also one of the many people responsible for helping to make federal excise tax (FET) relief permanent for craft distillers. He recently joined CRAFT SPIRITS magazine editor in chief Jeff Cioletti via Zoom to discuss the journey to permanent FET relief.