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  1. I am really proud of how this article came out. I was able to connect with several distillers across the country about restrictions to Craft Distilleries in their state (No bottle sales, no cocktails, restrictions on bottles/person, etc.). I'd love any feedback on the article. http://beverage-master.com/article/when-the-state-gives-lemons/
  2. Stillhouse vs. Whiskey Systems

    Whiskey Systems has Best in Class inventory management, TTB Reporting, cost accounting, QB integration, employee time clock, and lots of other bells and whistles. It's a flat $350/month with unlimited users, no setup or termination fees, and no subscription commitments. Right now there is a $149/month intro rate. PM me if you would like a demo. https://www.whiskeysystems.com
  3. Jan 1 Physical Inventory

    Just a quick check list of things distilleries should record Jan 1: Take a complete physical inventory on or after January 1 (but before January operations start) including: - Production, Storage, and Processing Tanks (list Tank name, Account, Spirit Type, Total Proof Gallons, True Proof + any gauging calculations) - Barrels (Counts by fill date, size, spirit types, entry proof, and Original Proof Gallons) - Finished cases (Counts by product type, bottle proof, with Proof Gallons/case) Sum up the total Proof Gallons in each of the 3 accounts. Compare the total Proof Gallons in house to what your End of Month December TTB Reports would show. If there are discrepancies, start the research to reconcile and/or make correcting Gains or Losses. You can actually do this exercise at the beginning of any month to compare how many Proof Gallons you have in-bond versus what you are reporting. If you have significant discrepancies, feel free to give me a shout for a possible on-site clean up. Donald@whiskeyresources.com Also, consider registering for Whiskey Systems to make 2017 the year you are in full TTB compliance! https://whiskeysystems.com/
  4. ** Tracking and Tax Software** For federal taxes

    We would love to have you join the Whiskey Systems family. We just released another new enhancement today - Printable NABCA Control State Case Labels!
  5. Looking for experiences with consultants

    Check Whiskey Systems Online for the New Business Development, Distillery Start Up Software module. It's an aggregate of all my experiences helping start-up distilleries across the country. I also include hours of consulting time with the package.
  6. Three Excise Tax Return Periods in September?

    The fiscal year end for the TTB is September 30. So they want to get all available tax dollars in hand for the close of the year.
  7. Three Excise Tax Return Periods in September?

    There are three serial numbers in September. Number 17 is 9/1-9/15 due 9/29. Number 18 is 9/16-9/26 due 9/29. Number 19 9/27-9/30 due 10/14.
  8. Whiskey Systems. To Much Money???? thoughts??

    Dehner - You are interrupting my cat video you-tube watching time and now I'm all out of chocolate milk... I wish last December you had taken my personal invitation to try the system. The good news is that there is active competition for craft distillery software options. There are at least 3 different software options out there for craft distilleries. One charges you $4,500 in setup fees to start, charges you by the proof gallon (example if you sell 996 cases per year, it's $400/month and goes up as you grow) and locks you into a 1-3 year contract with stiff termination fees. The other option has $7,000 in setup fees, locks you into a 1 year contract, and is $650/month. I have no setup fees, a flat monthly fee, no subscription commitments, and no termination fees. Whiskey Systems users are always saying how easy to use and flexible the system is compared to the other systems. We are adding new features every week. Best of all is that I've got over 12 years of distillery compliance experience to help protect you if there are issues. Once you join the Whiskey Systems family, we help you in any way we can. One more parting thought. I would highly discourage anyone from doing this: "2. If anyone is going to make a program like WS first thing they would do is subscribe and learn about inside and out, kinda like how the Chinese copy everything we do, from tape measures, to milling machines."
  9. I am so excited to share that Whiskey Systems Online, the Craft Distillery TTB Reporting system, is celebrating one year since going live in August 2014. To recognize this milestone, we are releasing several new features to all users. The Craft Distillery Business Development suite is now included for free in the Core TTB Reporting subscription for the same flat rate of $350/month, still with no setup fees, no annual contracts, and no termination fees. Here is the entire press release: https://www.whiskeysystems.com/News/150810.html
  10. For anyone interested in starting a distillery or even if you have been researching your start up for a long time, I have developed some fantastic tools to help guide you through every part of the new distillery process. You can self-register on-line for immediate access to the tools without any waiting: https://www.whiskeysystems.com/ Here is a list of tools: 1. Starting Notes - Step-by-step Instructions 2. Distillery Needs Walkthrough - Select Equipment Needed, Enter Est Price, Walk Thru Start Up Needs 3. Mash Builder - Develop your own custom Mash Recipes + Calc Grain Costs/PG 4. Cost Per PG - Add in other Costs to get $/Proof Gallon for Each Spirit Type 5. Bottling COGS - Enter COGS for bottle packaging, labor for $/Case 6. FOB Pricing Calculator - Run FOB File starting with Retail Price and Tier margins 7. Profit Margin By Case - View Profit Margins per Case after Federal Excise Tax 8. Sales Estimates - Estimate Annual Case Sales 9. Other Revenue - Estimate Other Revenue Sources 10. Expenses - Enter in Overhead, Expenses, and Tax Rates 11. P & L - View Complete P&L + Cash Outlay 12. DSP Application - Write your DSP Application The fee comes with 2 hours of consulting with me over Skype - 1 Hour to do an initial walk thru for a deep review of all the tools to make sure you are 100% comfortable, then another Hour after you have entered the data to review answer any questions. $1,500 for the tools for 6 months of access. Demo Video: https://youtu.be/tR_DzV61ZTw Please let me know if you have any questions! Donald@whiskeyresources.com
  11. Hello from Florida and New York

    This website is going to be a huge resource for the craft distilling industry.
  12. interpolatiion

    For True Proof, I have typed the gauging manual and interpolate per the gauging manual's instruction. Free calculator online (scroll to the bottom) at www.whiskeysystems.com. Mobile friendly.
  13. 750ml Bottle Fill Weight

    Whiskey Systems also has a calculator for Proof Gallons per case and filling weights: Proof Gallons Per Case / Bottle Fill Weight: Bottle Proof - 90 BottleSizeID - 750ml Bottles Per Case - 12 Cases Desired - 1 Grams Per Bottle 706.15 Grams Per Case 8473.84 PG Per Bottle 0.1783 PG Per Case 2.1398 WG Per Case 2.378 PG Needed for Batch 2.14 WG Needed for Batch 2.38
  14. Happy World Whiskey Day!

    Every one enjoy a nice craft whiskey today! http://worldwhiskyday.com/ A shout out to some great craft whiskey brands I am enjoying today: https://www.facebook.com/WhiskeyResourcesLLC/posts/368383076700377:0 What is everyone drinking right now?
  15. For any distillers interested in learning about Whiskey Systems Online, I will be at the Chicago Distilling Company next Thursday doing a live demo and Q&A. Any interested distiller is invited to join. What: Whiskey Systems Online Demo When: 11am to 1pm on Thursday, May 7th. Where: Chicago Distilling Company, 2359 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60647 I will be providing pizza to all those who come so please RSVP if you want to attend. (Or confirm in a post below.)
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