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  1. Napa Valley Distillery

    500 Gallon Cypress Fermentation Tank

    500 Gallon Cypress Fermentation tank made by Confederate Stills. NEVER USED. 1.25″ thick wood, steel restraint bands, 304SS bottom plate, SS legs, and 2″ SS drain valves. Even though this unit is unused, it will need a some TLC. Because we never kept the tank filled with water to keep the staves expanded, some of the staves have come apart and will need to be re-positioned, tightened and re-sealed. The exterior, drains, stands and everything else is in good condition. We paid $3700 plus shipping. These units are selling for around $4K right now. Asking $2500 FOB. For more info, email through ADI, or cs@napadistillery.com or call us at 707-265-6272 and ask for Arthur.
  2. Looking for used, freshly dumped Bourbon or Rye barrels. I prefer 10 or 15 gallon sizes, but will also take 30 gallon or larger sizes. Call me (707) 265-6272. Thank you, Arthur Hartunian Napa Valley Distillery
  3. Napa Valley Distillery

    LEAD DISTILLER WANTED - NAPA VALLEY DISTILLERY

    LEAD DISTILLER & SPIRITS MAKER – NAPA, CA Napa Valley Distillery, the original and first distillery in the City of Napa since Prohibition, is expanding! We’re looking for a knowledgeable and experienced professional full-time (or possibly part-time to start) LEAD DISTILLER & SPIRITS MAKER to join our crew in our new 9000 square foot production facility in early-mid 2015! This position would require you to move to the Napa Valley area sometime in the next several months. This is a lead position with our company so you'll need to show us that you're really serious about your craft and career. This is a great opportunity for a knowledgeable and experienced distiller/spirits maker looking for a change or an assistant distiller looking to move up into a “managerial” position with lots of creative control. You will work and live in a fantastic part of the country and be part of a dynamic and growing, family-owned and operated organization with a proven track record spanning nearly 6 years. We operate the only stand-alone distilled spirits tasting room in California and are the only distillery located within Napa's city limits. We offer a fun, friendly, family-like, respectful, professional and focused work environment with lots of future opportunity. You will report and work directly with the owner. Please review the requirements below and contact us! 1) Personality – Funny, witty and enjoy sharing your passion and enthusiasm for distilled spirits, cocktails and the art and craft of distilled spirits making with visitors from all over the world. 2) General Skills – You need to be creative and bold. Be different. We do things outside the box at Napa Valley Distillery. We create products that most distilleries won’t. We’d like our new distiller to be on that same wavelength. Our new distiller will have the creative freedom to explore but should also have the discipline and skill to keep things consistent. We’re looking for someone fearless with a GREAT PALATE and understanding of flavor! Expert level knowledge and experience related to fermentation, distilling, filtration, aging, blending and basically all aspects of spirits making required. Brewing and winemaking knowledge is a huge PLUS! A general understanding of TTB rules, regulations, formulations, COLAS and compliance requirements is very helpful. 3) Technical Skills – You don’t have to be a lab nerd, although that wouldn’t hurt. What we’re looking for is someone who understands the science behind the craft as well as a strong understanding of equipment, tools, and other processes. Basically, you need to know the software and hardware of craft-spirits making. 4) Be Handy – Things break. Those things need repair. That’s where you come in. “Some Assembly Required” should be three of your favorite words. We see cuts and bruises on your hands as a badge of honor. We’re very unconventional in just about everything we do and so, we’ve been accused of among other things, as being unorthodox. You need to know how and be willing to improvise…. Almost all the time! 5) Commitment – This is not a 9-5 job. If we need to run the stills past midnight for 7 straight days, then we expect you to be at the helm the whole way. For this particular position you need to love, love, love your job. Your commitment, passion, expertise and positive results will not go unnoticed. Sharing and acknowledging hard work and success is part of our company culture. Please send inquires or resumes including any accomplishments with your salary requirements and availability to: Arthur Hartunian – cs@napadistillery.com or call us at (707) 265-6272. Visit us at napadistillery.com
  4. Sudeva, I may be able to give you some insight on this topic from a completely different point of view which may help your research and possibly your journalistic endeavors, that is, from distillers who are unable to realize their full potential as a result of being limited to selling only through distribution. For instance, many of us here in California are unable to make some unique small-batch products that consumers want to buy but cant do so because distributors don't want to carry them. As a distillery owner myself and as the current president of the California Artisanal Distillers Guild, I can share with you some of the challenges our members face by not being able to grow internally as a result of these restrictions. I can also give you some info on the legislative challenges associated with trying to get changes made to our states 80-year old alcohol laws. To make it completely fair, we've recently gotten some very serious legislative support and have even had some very constructive dialogue with our distributors about the benefits of operating tasting rooms and selling direct to consumers, so things seem to be progressing in the direction here in California that would ultimately help the overall American craft-distilling industry. For more info visit our guild website at cadsp.org or contact me directly. Arthur Hartunian Napa Valley Distillery
  5. Napa Valley Distillery

    California Distillers Guild

    Thank you Seahawk. I see great things happening in California and even better things for the entire craft-distilling industry nationwide. Hope to see you onboard real soon. Cheers! Arthur
  6. Napa Valley Distillery

    California bay area accountant / business advisor?

    Peter, good luck with the launch of your product. I invite you to check out www.cadsp.org, which is the website for the California Artisanal Distillers Guild. Members have access to a lot of industry information that you may find valuable, especially during the early phases of your business. We're also about to introduce legislature that would allow California DSP's to operate tasting rooms and sell directly to consumers. Arthur
  7. Napa Valley Distillery

    US CRAFT BEER BOOM

    Is our industry heading in this direction? http://news.yahoo.co...-145458068.html
  8. Napa Valley Distillery

    New 375ml Moonshine Jug Available

    Shawn, Is it possible to get 2 samples of this bottle as well as the other ones you posted recently? Bartop only. I'd be happy to pay for shipping, etc. Also, please email me over a price list, quantity per pallet and where they ship out of. Also, are they cased or not? Thanks! Arthur Napa Valley Distillery napavodka.com arthur@napavodka.com (707) 259-5411
  9. Napa Valley Distillery

    California Distillers Guild

    With over a dozen initial members that have pledged their support, we are in the final stages of forming the California Artisanal Distiller's Guild and officially launching our website www.cadsp.org. The primary purpose of the Guild will be to focus on important industry related issues like California distilled spirits tasting rooms. If you have not yet pledged your membership and support please contact me right away. Many of us have been working tirelessly on issues that will not only benefit our industry but also help California's struggling economy. We've been able to get some serious legislative support but we need all California craft-distillers' help and involvement to achieve our final goals! Join us... The California Artisanal Spirits Guild. Arthur Hartunian (napa valley distillery) info@cadsp.org
  10. Napa Valley Distillery

    California Distillers Guild

    With over a dozen initial members that have pledged their support, we are in the final stages of forming the California Artisanal Distiller's Guild and officially launching our website www.cadsp.org. The primary purpose of the Guild will be to focus on important industry related issues like California distilled spirits tasting rooms. If you have not yet pledged your membership and support please contact me right away. Many of us have been working tirelessly on issues that will not only benefit our industry but also help California's struggling economy. We've been able to get some serious legislative support but we need all California craft-distillers' help and involvement to achieve our final goals! Join us... The California Artisanal Spirits Guild. Arthur Hartunian (napa valley distillery) info@cadsp.org
  11. Napa Valley Distillery

    California Building Code Restrictions - Plans?

    Gordon, Jedd gave you the best answer on this topic. I've also found that these rules vary from County to County. Hire a pro. BTW..which city/county are you setting up? I am part of a team that has organised California's first craft-distiller's guild (cadsp.org) to help insure the health of our local industry. We have 21 (no-fee) members so far. Call me to dicuss when you get a chance. (707) 259-5411. Thanks and good luck! Arthur Hartunian Napa Valley Distillery
  12. Napa Valley Distillery

    KOTHE K900 400L (100gal) Potstill for SALE

    Great! Guess this means there will be more of your fantastic Rye Whiskey in the future? Wish you all the best with your upgrade Scott. BTW.. I will be in Virginia/Maryland next month. Would love to stop by and say hello. I'll email you. Cheers! Arthur
  13. Napa Valley Distillery

    Baby Begerow 20x20 Plate Fram Filter for Sale

    I emailed you about this filter. Im interested. (707) 259-5411. Arthur Thanks
  14. Napa Valley Distillery

    Dragging each other down?

    That was probably the best post I've read on ADI.
  15. Napa Valley Distillery

    SIDESWIPED BY NEW CALIFORNIA ALCOHOL LAW

    BRILLIANT IDEA!. Wow... now why didn't I think of that? Amazing it never crossed my mind before. What a concept...make things people actually want to buy. Gosh, thank you so much for pointing that out. I guess I've been going about this whole distilling thing wrong. Please keep the advice coming and please...continue to not think things out before you make a comment. I rather enjoy your ignorant twist. Thanks pal, that went down really well with my coffee.
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