Please visit us at: lockhousedistillery.com
What is Lockhouse Distillery?
Founded in January 2012, Lockhouse Distillery (formerly Eight Buffalo Spirits LLC) is the first licensed manufacturer of spirits in Buffalo, NY since Prohibition. Our product will be hand made in small batches, and will use raw materials from local farms.
Lockhouse Distillery is located in Buffalo's Great Arrow Building (part of the historic Pierce Arrow Factory Complex). We are at full production on our flagship vodka - made from Concord grapes grown right here on Lake Erie. We expect the label for this product to be approved soon, and it will available for purchase within the next couple of months
Next comes whiskey, which - in keeping with our desire to support local agriculture - will have regionally sourced ingredients as well. Whiskey presents its own set of challenges in that it will need to be aged in barrels for around a year before we can bring it to market.
What Does "Barrel Fund" Mean?
Due to the time it takes to age, we want to start making whiskey immediately. Whiskey barrels must be ordered by the palette in large quantities, requiring a large monetary investment. These 10 gallon barrels (and the raw materials used to make the whiskey in them) will then need to sit on racks for a year or more before we can get a return out of them. As such, we're asking our friends and neighbors to help us get our whiskey operation off the ground by helping us purchase enough barrels to get through most of the year.
What Do Donors Get In Return?
We're excited to announce that each donor at any level will have their name placed on a plaque on the front of the tasting bar in our distillery. You'll be able to come check out your plaque when you come visit us for a tour. This panel of donors will remain in the distillery for the life of the company, even if we relocate. We think this is a great way to be a part of the history of the return of distilling to Buffalo, NY.
In addition, we have some great rewards at all levels listed to the right. We appreciate any help you can give us, and think you'll enjoy them!
What Happened To EIGHT BUFFALO SPIRITS LLC?
We weren't the only spirit brand with "Buffalo" in the name! To avoid any potential trademark issues in the future, we decided to rename the distillery as something that was distinctly tied in to Buffalo's rich history (and also a little bit shorter!).
When Will Donor Rewards Be Delivered?
The estimated dates under each reward level are accurate except where indicated. Since most levels also gets items from previous levels, different pieces of your reward may come at different times. We ask that you please be patient on the items that include either the barrels or naming the batches.
In addition, we will contact you at the close of this campaign to get your tshirt/tank top size.
From all of us here at Lockhouse Distillery, thank you so much for your help!
Risks and challenges
The primary risk in our business is regulatory lag time. Often our process is slowed down due to the need to wait for approval from various government agencies. Bear with us, we'll stay on our regulators and make sure our fulfillment is as timely as possible.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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