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  1. Code issues are a buz and biz killer. And agreed with the past comments. Everywhere you go they're different. Our local code officials have no idea what they're doing. We usually have to educate them, and hope for the best.
  2. This is pretty incredible. Anybody get a bottle? That would be one heck of a keep sake.
  3. Interested in a few items. But the photo links aren't broken. Thanks for sharing.
  4. Awesome thanks! I'll be in touch soon.
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    Packaging looks great guys!
  6. Hey Stumpy, Can you provide some photo of the 550 gallon to Josh @ GD distilling dot com
  7. Ethanol detection system was requested by our local building officials. Also a 3rd party inspection of our still since they didn't understand that it wasn't a pressure system.
  8. Price? And more information if available...
  9. Can you answer the following questions? And maybe members can chime in afterwards. Rural or suburban location? Tourist area? Walking distance to other attractions? Selling bottles out of the tasting room? Cocktail bar or just samples? Distribution in the first year or just the tasting room? Selling merchandise in store and online? Selling the tasting room as a venue? The list could go on.... but i think that might be enough to throw some ballpark numbers around.
  10. I'm curious too if anyone has feedback on tasting room staff pay scales. Managers vs mixologist(bartender) etc.. Cheers
  11. Interested as well. We've all heard so many comments on both sides of the fence about this equipment. Cheers
  12. jgd

    Paid Yelp

    Groupon has helped us a lot. In 2 months over 130+ vouchers for tours sold. Agreed on the general consensus of Yelp. Its not worth it. They also try and convince you to pay them to take off bad/OK reviews.
  13. We use distillery solution still house for our production software. They have a built in tour booking/payment system that integrates to your website. So it's a win win, we use it every day in production, and every few days for checking tour bookings. Cheers
  14. We have had great success with this model, and have been open for 2 months. One thing we do different is scratch made cocktails in the tasting room as well. We currently do tours on FRI/SAT/SUN which has been really helpful in getting new people in. The cocktails/tasting room brings in enough regular attention by it self. Our top 5 sellers includes 3 cocktails and the other 2 are our only 2 bottled spirits (white whiskey / honey whiskey). To date, bottle sales and cocktails have brought the largest revenue. Merchandise has maybe been a 1/10th of the revenue volume. Hope that helps.
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