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About this project

Our innovative 9-step process takes municipal tap water and purifies it until there is virtually nothing left except for pure H2O, allowing us to achieve levels of purity and clarity that were previously unattainable. Our water has less than 10ppm (Parts per Million) of dissolved solids and less than 1ppm of dissolved oxygen. Due to it's purity, Tudor Ice adds absolutely nothing to the drink. Now you will be able to taste your spirit exactly as the producer intended with minimal dilution and maximum chill.

The team designed the Tudor Ice Block to be 2.25" squared. Considering this, a single large cube is used per beverage instead of many smaller cubes. As such, Tudor Ice is slower-melting due it's favorable Surface-Area-to-Volume-Ratio

A significant amount of time and effort was also invested in developing new methods to remove excess oxygen in the water prior to sealing. This allows the ice to freeze more dense and minimizes cloudiness.

Some studies have shown that water from the toilets in the restrooms is cleaner than that of the ice bins. Since each serving of Tudor Ice is individually packaged and the containers are single-use, the team has removed virtually all risks of contamination. With Tudor Ice, your drinks will be clean every time.

 Source: ABC News | Chicago Sun Times | The Huffington Post | BBC | Daily Mail | CBC News

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Nestor Villalobos - CEO/President: During his 8 year career with two public companies, Nestor launched over 400 consumer products. Nestor graduated from Bentley University with a BS in Management and an MBA in International Business. He is also an Adjunct Professor at FIU teaching entrepreneurship to students.

Nick Boyce - Marketing Director: With a Penn State BS degree in Economics and an MBA from Florida International University, Nick worked at Bacardi for over 10 years where he was the Senior Brand Manager for a number of product lines. Nick later went on to work as the Brand Director for Independence Spirits and co-founded two startups.

Ben Potts - National Brand Ambassador: Honored by the Miami New Times as one of South Florida’s Ten Best Mixologists, Ben can typically be typically be found pouring hand-crafted cocktails at his new restaurant Beaker & Grey. Ben holds an MBA from the University of Miami in Accounting and Finance as well as a BS degree from Tulane in Finance.

Advisors - The Company also has a world-class advisory board that includes 6 retired Pepsi executives with over 130 years of combined experience in manufacturing, marketing, operations and sales. 

  • Peter Kendall (Pepsi SVP Wine & Spirits)
  • Louis Imbrogno (Pepsi SVP Worldwide Technical Operations)
  • Jim Costa (Pepsi VP Supply Chain)
  • Peter Swanson (Pepsi President, Puerto Rico)
  • Stephen Giorgio (Pepsi Director of Beverage Engineering)
  • Jacqueline McCook (PepsiCo VP Marketing & GM)

On August 29th 2015, the team tested early samples of the Tudor Ice block with customers at Novecento Restaurant in Miami in an exclusive "Sneak Peek" event sponsored by Dewar's

The response was absolutely phenomenal. In a follow-up survey, 100% of people said they would recommend Tudor Premium Ice to friends. Check out the feedback and footage from the event below. 

"I love the concept, it adds that extra panache to the cocktail" -- Gina 

"Incredible idea with an incredible presentation. I can see this trending in no time" -- Mike

"I can't wait to see it at every bar" -- Joe

"It is something new and original... I really liked the slow melting attribute" -- Diego

The team has been awarded a number of accolades from business plan competitions and pitch events all across the United States. Most notably, the company was awarded $20,000 in prize money by esteemed Shark Tank investor Daymond John after winning the regional award for the Miller Lite Tap the Future Competition.  

Nick & Nestor with Daymond John at the Miller Lite Tap the Future Competition
Nick & Nestor with Daymond John at the Miller Lite Tap the Future Competition
Nestor with Kevin Harrington – Celebrity Investor on Shark Tank & Former Chairman of As Seen on TV at the ETBS in 2013
Nestor with Kevin Harrington – Celebrity Investor on Shark Tank & Former Chairman of As Seen on TV at the ETBS in 2013

Just like the ice Frederic Tudor harvested from the lakes and ponds of New England, we are very proud to say that the Tudor Ice Block was deigned and is manufactured right here in the good, old US-of-A.

We know people are passionate about cocktails across the globe and are proud to ship our product internationally. Sadly, we are NOT able to deliver Tudor Ice to the following countries: Balkans, Belarus, Burma, Ivory Coast, Iran, Iraq, Lebanon, Liberia, Libya, North Korea, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Yemen, and Zimbabwe. Please note, there is an added cost for shipping for all international orders. All duties, fees and taxes are the responsibility of the purchaser

Delivery of Tudor Ice is expected in April 2016. While we expect to be able to meet this delivery date, we may encounter delays in our production. Updates regarding our targeted shipping date will be provided regularly via the Kickstarter “Updates” page. 

                                           

Our founder, Frederic Tudor, changed the world in 1806, shipping ice from the frozen ponds and lakes of New England to the Caribbean, and eventually the rest of the world. It wasn't an easy journey, filled with trials and tribulations, but along the way he innovated and used the latest technology of his time to improve the way ice was harvested, transported and stored. He enabled people to live heather and more satisfying and in so doing earned the title "The Ice King".

Have questions? We are here to support you. At any time before or after our campaign, you can reach us at support@tudorice.com. For press inquiries, please email press@tudorice.com. For distribution inquires, email sales@tudorice.com.

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Photos and video produced and edited by Nika Studios

Special Thanks: Cubaocho Art and Research Center, Novecento Restaurant, Florida International University and MEC 261 for allowing us the use of their space for our Kickstarter video.

Risks and challenges

PRODUCTION TIMELINE – As with any newly developed technology, there are typically delays in products that may be unanticipated. Rest assured, however, we have the right team and partners to work through any issues to ensure delays are kept at a minimum. Since virtually all of the development work is complete there should be very few surprises at this point. If there are any changes to the schedule, the team will be posting updates to the Kickstarter campaign page.

PRODUCT ADJUSTMENTS: As we fine-tune our processes, there may be minor variations to the final product. This would include both aesthetic and functional changes. While our current MVP is effective, there are ways it can be improved. These include making it larger and leveraging a thicker plastic material to minimize heat distortion during filling. We are going to be working closely with our materials and equipment partners to incorporate these needed adjustments. Will make sure to let every backer know exactly what changes are made to the final product and why.

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    TUDOR ICE CLUB: 12 MONTHS & SELL ICE TO ESKIMOS TRIP - Includes everything but airfare for TWO (2) guests. Covers all transportation, hotels, meals and activities in Fairbanks for TWO (2) Nights. Join the team in a filmed quest to sell Tudor Ice to Eskimos & other seasonal activities. Once produced, the mini-film will allow you to have the ultimate bragging rights with friends and family. FREE USA & International Shipping.

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    TUDOR ICE CLUB: 12 MONTHS & HISTORICAL ICE TOUR OF BOSTON - Includes everything but airfare for TWO (2) guests. Covers all transportation, hotels, meals and activities in Boston for TWO (2) nights. The group will visit Baker Library where Frederic Tudor's diary is kept; Tudor Wharf, where ice-filled ships used to leave port and Walden Pond; where Frederic Tudor harvested much of his ice. FREE USA & International Shipping.

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    TUDOR ICE CLUB: 12 MONTHS & 'TOP MODEL' SHOOT IN MIAMI - Includes everything but airfare for TWO (2) guests. Covers all transportation, hotels, meals and activities in Miami for TWO (2) nights. Have an exquisite lunch and dinner with the team. Guests will stay at the exclusive "Tudor Hotel" in South Beach. TWO (2) guests will have complete “1800s-Style Makeovers” and then be pictured by a professional photographer. These "vintage-style" images will be featured prominently on the packaging of our next product and/or our website. FREE USA & International Shipping.

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