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By Brian Endicott
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THE WAY WHISKEY SHOULD BE, CLEAN AND SIMPLE!

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BOONE, BOURBON AND WHITE WHISKEY(moonshine).

It was 244 years ago that Daniel Boone first set his eyes on what would become the area we know and love as the Bluegrass Region of Kentucky. His description of the area as, “the beautiful level of Kentucky” still resonates with residents who call it home.

It was on this exploration that Daniel Boone camped on a creek he lovingly named for a city from a book he read on his travels. That book, "Gulliver's Travels," in a lot of ways, mimicked the exploits that Boone himself endured while traveling into unknown country. The city in "Gulliver's Travels" was called, "Lorbrulgrud," and from that name came Lulbegrud Creek (lul • be • grud  krík).

With that heritage as a guide, we plan to create a craft distillery that will produce flavored white whiskey(moonshine) and a bourbon product that is true to its roots, while reflecting a step forward in the way we think about what we drink.

With every passing day, it grows more important then ever to really focus on what we eat and drink, where it comes from, and who is making it. The basic ingredients of a good whiskey are the grains and the water. With those ingredients in mind, we plan to produce our product from locally sourced grains that we know have been unadulterated, allowing us to follow in the footsteps of the way whiskey used to be made, the NON-GMO, Organic way. 

Using clean grains as our base, we'll be able to provide whiskey lovers everywhere with a product that gives the best flavor and taste, that you can drink knowing it was produced with the highest quality.

What will your funds be used for?

Opening a startup craft bourbon and whiskey distillery is no small task. Your contribution will go a long way in getting us where we need to be in this project.

  • Equipment - After 2 years of research, discussions with other distillers, tons of reading, crying and some conflict resolution, we narrowed down our equipment to the basics we need to start-up. Some of your contribution will help secure that equipment so we can hit the ground...uh...distillin?!
  • The product - The most important part will be sourcing the best grains, and flavors for the product, as well as the bottles, labels, and other items needed to be in business as a distillery. We've dug our fingers to the bone finding the right farmers, printers, and bottle makers who fit with the ideal of what we will accomplish. Some of your contribution will be used to help order these items to begin making our first batch of whiskey!

Making the Product - Making whiskey is a time-consuming process, and can take a lot to explain, we hope this whiskey infographic helps!

Who will be producing it? The owner of course! When it comes to a craft distillery you can bet that the owner is always hands on. You're starting out small so you have to be as hands on as possible. Heck, not only does he have to make the product, he may even have to use a stapler or even type something! See the owners Bio to the right!

$45,000 reached - what then? Well, let's not stop there! If we reach this goal, our next goal will be $50,000. If we reach $50,000, we'll throw in an extra reward for those who contribute over $100. What's the reward? Anyone who contributes over $100 and helps us meet a $50,000 goal will become a part of the Lulbegrud Creek Pioneers. You'll get inside info on the brand like any new distribution, activities at the distillery, new products and other information that will help us interact with you on a personal level!

To help you choose a level you may want to contribute at, we are including some images of your rewards. Remember, all hats, shirts, decanters, glasses, flasks, and coasters, will come with the Lulbegrud Creek logo either embroidered or imprinted on it. (we're kinda partial to it anyway!)

LIMITED EDITION T'S
LIMITED EDITION T'S
A future so bright, ya gotta wear a hat?
A future so bright, ya gotta wear a hat?

Risks and challenges

If the world were a perfect place it would all be glitter and unicorns, but as we all know, the world is not a perfect place. There are many obstacles that can occur when planning a business. the builder can fall behind, the product can go bad. Any number of things can happen. So we have a plan in place to help us through those moments to make sure our supporters know they are supporting a successfully planned project.

Building - While we can't discuss the building we are pursuing, we can tell you that it links to the history of the area. We are working with a builder who will help us bring it up to working order and open it with-in a year.

Equipment - It takes some time to research and find the right equipment. Luckily we've already done that. Over a period of two years, we've researched every last piece of equipment. We know who makes it and how they make it, where it's coming from and how long it will take to get it.

Bottles, Labels, Printing - Since our owner is a Graphic Designer who has years of experience in marketing and design, this was the easy part! We've selected a great bottle to represent our brand, designed a label that will jump off the shelf, and we've poured over every last detail of their appearance together to make sure it really sings!

We've covered our bases and even added extra just in case. It takes years of planning to start a business right, and with a strong business, marketing and distribution plan we know we're ready!

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    You'll receive a hand shake and in the tradition of Kentucky, a deep stare!! (I'm staring at you so hard right now...see?)

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    2 eco-friendly leather coasters: We of course love to protect your drink from your furniture and your furniture from your drink so we have 2 eco-friendly leather coasters embossed with the LC logo. I mean who doesn't hate rings on their furniture or a sweaty puddle under their glass?

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    4 eco-friendly leather coasters: A party is better when there are at least 4 people, right? So we'll send you 4 eco-friendly leather coaster. Now you can have a double date night or if it's just you, have 4 drinks AT THE SAME TIME!! Either way, you're covered, well at least your furniture is!

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    6 eco-friendly leather coasters:
    HOLY COW now you're really rockin. We've definitely rid your home of unsightly water puddles under 6 glasses with 6 eco-friendly leather coasters! Now you can invite every member of your family to not ruin your furniture together! (NOTE: 6 coasters will not protect from overly aggressive mother-in-law)

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    EXTRA INCENTIVE! Select any one of our other reward levels and then add this extra incentive and you'll get a free pass to our release party! When the distillery opens we'll rock it out with food, drink and entertainment! So add this on and get your exclusive invite!

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    1 t-shirt: We've got you covered, no really! You'll get your choice of 1 of several embroidered t-shirts to proudly display your Lulbegrud Creek logo! What better way to say I care...or was it I drink?

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    1 Etched Brick - For your $50 donation you'll get to put your name on our distillery! You'll get a brick with 3 lines of text that will be permanently placed at our distillery.

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    1 t-shirt, 1 hat:
    To make sure you go unrecognized we'll give you your choice of 1 of several hats with the embroidered LC logo on it as well as your choice of 1 of several t-shirts also embroidered. Now everyone will be so distracted by your awesome ensemble they won't notice that you're not wearing pants!!

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    RED,WHITE & BOURBON: In honor of the 4th we are now offering the Lulbegrud Creek Blue Label. At this level you get a commerative blue label bottle signed by the owner and a years worth of our blue label membership to exclusive access to the distillery and product.

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    LIMITED EDITION T-SHIRTS: These t's will get scarce fast! Grab yours today!
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    Adopt-a-Barrel, 1 Red Leather Flask:
    This red leather flask will be the envy of the town. With this flask hiding in your coat or strapped to your leg, you'll be opening your jacket or lifting you pant leg to show everyone (just remember some may be a little shocked!) On top of that it could be filled with the whiskey from the barrel you adopted!!

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    NEW!! Private tasting and dinner for two: First it's dinner for two at locally famed Hall's on the River. Then we'll take you through a private tour of the distillery and let you experience every step of our process. Then we'll move into a private tasting where you can experience each flavor or our white whiskey (moonshine).

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    Adopt-a-Barrel, Crystal Decanter, 4 glasses, Free Tour: That kinda money gets some sweet swag. Not only do you get to adopt a barrel and get updates on its progress but you get an etched crystal decanter with 4 glasses. All your friends will be so jealous when you have parties, you may need to lock this thing up! On top of that you get to come tour the distillery for free!

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    Etched Stone, Crystal Decanter, 4 glasses, 1 hat, Free Tour: You get to be a part of us!! Seriously! For your contribution you get an etched stone with your info on it. Make it your name, a message, whatever you want up to 3 lines of text. You also get an etched crystal decanter, 4 glasses, your choice of 1 embroidered hat and a free tour!

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    RED, WHITE & BOURBON: The Winchester Experience. In honor of the 4th and Daniel Boone's service in the Continental Army we want to create an experience that not many get to have. At this level you'll get an All-American experience in Winchester, KY. We'll provide a 2 night stay in a local bed and breakfast, a guided tour of historic Howard's Creek Sanctuary where Daniel Boone once lived, A guided tour of Pilot Knob, the historic point that Daniel Boone first peered out over the bluegrass region from and after that we'll head down to the Kentucky River where we'll tour Ft. Boonesbourough and finish up with dinner for two at locally renowned Hall's on the River. You'll then get the full Lulbegrud Creek experience at the distillery where we'll provide a detailed tour and tasting with the owner. You get to learn all the nuances of understanding and making white whiskey and bourbon and even walk away with an autographed version of our iconic bottle.

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    Period Sketch Drawing of you, Etched Stone, Crystal Decanter, 4 glasses, 1 t-shirt, 1 polo shirt: Ever worn a racoon cap and bear skin pants (weekends count)? Yeah, we haven't either ; ), but we'll get you in them, in a drawing that is. For your contribution you'll get a drawing of you in period clothing, an etched stone at the distillery, your choice of 1 t-shirt and 1 hat.

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    At this level you will be a part of the beginning of Lulbegrud Creek.

    Our very first bottling will be all about you. The initial runs will carry a limited edition label that will appear on store shelves. Each will be numbered and will appear with an stylized sketch of you and a short paragraph about you as a Pioneer of Lulbegrud Creek. A copy of your bottle with your label will be kept at the distillery for all of our visitors to know that you helped make Lulbegrud Creek a reality. You will also be given an bottle mounted as an award and signed by the owner for your generosity. Each pioneering donor will receive a one of a kind Lulbegrud Jacket and Hat that exemplifies your status as a Lulbegrud Creek Pioneer.

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    YOU'RE A FOUNDER! Your name on our label, 1 painting, 1 etched stone, 2 t-shirts, 2 hats, Free tours for the first 5 years of the distillery: We are in awe of your generosity. We are truly humbled. For your contribution you'll get 2 Lulbegrud Creek t'shirts, 2 Lulbegrud Creek hats, an etched stone with 3 lines of text at the distillery, Free tours for five years, and most importantly you'll get your name on our labels for a year and even better we'll create a painting of all our founders in period clothing with Daniel Boone at center to hang in our distillery forever (contributors at this level will also receive a professional photograph of the painting to hang in their home).

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