We have a true passion for craft spirits, one small batch at a time. Now we need your help for the next steps! Read more
This project's funding goal was not reached on April 30, 2012.
About this project
Thank you for finding your way to our kickstarter project page!
Please check out our video above. We hope you'll consider it a personal introduction.
Here’s our deal.
We want to make very small batch whiskey and our own blended botanical gins. Instead of using an industrial column still we’ll be using individual 8 gallons capacity pot stills. Every batch will be made by hand, distilled, cut and blended to our exceptional standards. We’re obsessed with achieving the best quality and flavor. It’s the only thing we’ll accept.
For the last two years we have been dreaming, researching, and planning in efforts to start our own small batch distillery here in NYC.
We've spent countless hours chatting with distillers, learning about distilleries and taking classes on craft spirit production. We searched for and have sourced our grains from local artisan millers and farmers. The devil is in the details.
Over time our “To Do” list only seemed to get longer, and honestly, we only got more excited. We want to do it right!
The hard part.
The production of alcohol is a highly regulated process both on the local and federal level. We've made so many phone calls to regulatory agencies, that we now speak acronym fluently (COO, TTB, SLA, FDA, ATF, ABC, COLA, EIN...). The licensing approval alone can take up to two years before the first drops come out of our stills. And we'll be paying rent the entire time.
We took our time doing research so we can get it right. It can be an expensive process to go through, and we are turning to kickstarter to help us raise roughly one quarter of our projected budget. The money raised will be used to buy equipment and cover the expenses for our first release. NO MONEY WILL BE USED TO COVER SALARIES OR LIFE EXPENSES. We don’t get to quit our day jobs just yet.
It’s a long road to be looking down, especially once you take into consideration the aging great whiskey requires. But that’s part of what makes it so cool. That long road is one long journey. It’s the kind of adventure that we get to experience for the rest of our lives. We hope you'll come with us. We’ll keep you updated every step along the way.
We've put together some cool rewards for people who are passionate about spirits. We hope you'll take a few minutes to check those out on the right hand side. We’re not sure we know 25,000 people with $1 to donate so please pass the word along. We’re grateful for any support!
Please remember that you won't be charged if we don't reach our goal. If we do, you will be charged when the project ends.
We believe one of the most incredible things about spirits is the way it facilitates engagement. So feel free to contact us with any questions or just to talk.
Thanks for checking us out!
HOW KICKSTARTER WORKS.
You may pledge any dollar amount (a minimum of $1) to our campaign, and we'll be grateful for it! We do have specified rewards for different levels of giving. You can find them on the right-hand side of the page. If we receive at least $25,000 in pledges by the end of our campaign, we will receive the amount of donations at that time.
In order to pledge, all you need is an Amazon account (it's free!). You will not be charged for your donation until the end of the campaign, if we meet our goal; otherwise, you will not be charged anything.
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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