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    Flavor Ingredient Data Sheet.

    Anyone have a 'Flavor Ingredient Data Sheet' for vanilla extract that someone could send me? Thanks in advance.
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    Virginia - Tasting Room

    Fellow Virginia distilleries, what do you serve as far as food in your tasting room? Are you registered as a full blown restaurant?
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    1000gal Copper Pot Still

    Try Affordable Distilling Equipment. Paul and his folks are great to work with.
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    Food in tasting room

    Same here. We’re thinking cured meats and cheese, crackers, grapes, etc. that a local deli delivers daily.
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    Food in tasting room

    For those of you with tasting rooms without full kitchens or are not full ‘bars’, do you serve any food? If so, what foods do you serve? What are your best selling items? Do you price for profit or simply as value add? thanks in advance.
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    What part of the Business Plan did you struggle with?

    Realistic sales numbers. Thats the hardest part.
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    Proofing....hydrometer vs Anton Paar

    So I have a question and maybe a gripe. So the Anton Paar Snap 50 is not TTB approved yet their specs meet all TTB requirements. Is the only reason it’s not approved is they’re trying to protect their revenue from the DMA 5000 that just happens to be $27,000!!!!!! is it just that they haven’t submitted the SNAP50 for approval? just curious.
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    How to add sugar to VODKA

    Would adding glycerin count as ‘solids’? And thus still fall under the 400mg/L?
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    Barrel Racks

    If anyone is looking to unload 30 and 53 gallon barrel racks cheap, we’re looking. We’re a bootstrap start-up...so cheap is good. Thanks in advance.
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    New Application TTB consultation

    DAVE DUNBAR!!!!!!! Can't recommend him high enough. Saved us tons of time and headaches. application sailed through in about 70 days.
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    Off Site Barrel Storage

    From my understanding, a bonded premises, without having to have a separate DSP, must be within 10 miles of your primary DSP location.
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    Solera Aging Whiskey

    To be called whiskey, it only has to 'touch' an oak barrel. 'Straight' whiskey has to be at least two years old.
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    Stupid label question

    Okay. Here’s a real stupid question for the peanut gallery. So some bottles have that thin strip of a label that goes over the top of the bottle as the tamper evident seal. What is that type of label called? In my google searches everything I’ve called them just leads me back to standard tamper evident seals. Also, if you know what they’re called, who can I get them from? Thanks in advance.
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    Virginia - Distribution

    Looking for feedback from Virginia distilleries. Since Virginia owns us lock stock and barrel for distribution in VA, what has been your experience with distributors for out of state distribution? Any words of wisdom?
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    Valuation Comps

    Echo the comment on equipment leasing. We leased our stills which left TONS of cash in the bank account. Yes, interest rate is a little high but we are not going into opening our doors 'cash poor'. It has been a true life saver as we've encountered numerous unforeseen delays and costs That if we had bought our stills outright, we would have been scrambling to meet these unforeseen costs.