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  1. Hi all, Currently working as a Master Distiller overlooking all operations in a rather big grain to glass distillery (vodka, gin, whisky, etc). I am looking for the right partner/investor to create 2 brands (to start with) as a distributor company. The point is to have no building and no equipment! I find there are already too many distilleries and some of them are struggling reaching ends but there is still a lot of room for new products so we might as well all work together. And plus I'm no fit to work between walls, I need to be out there talking to people and showing my product! I have 2 brands with a huge worldwide potential, have the bottlers on the East coast and West coast and all suppliers, all is left to do is the branding and finishing my recipes well under way. I have extended experience in entrepreneurship and in the spirit industry (sales, distilling, consulting ...) Maybe someone with cash and no time/knowledge or someone with experience in marketing strategies/sales/distribution or someone living on the East coast with plenty of time and sales skills... the most important thing to me is vision and passion. I'm looking to relocate to the US West coast but am in no rush and don't NEED a partner. I give myself 1 year to make the move but am open to speed up the process with the right partner! I'm a free spirited person with a big work ethic and very hardworking. I'm a Canadian citizen.
  2. I was informed that in California, distilleries can produce spirit for wineries and if those spirits (brandy and pomace brandy) are produced from the winery's grapes the spirits can be sold by the winery under their tasting license. Does anyone have experience with this? Can you point me to the state laws related to it? One place I distill is a small Oregon brandy distillery, and it would be a lot of fun for us if something similar could get passed in Oregon. I am hopeful that seeing a framework operating someplace else might give us a starting point.
  3. Our Sonoma County, California based craft distillery is looking for investors to take our business to the next level. We are located in the heart of the wine country with an established, well-followed brand. We have shown sales growth every year. We are looking for strategic partners/investors for increasing our sales team and for a potential relocation. Further details can be obtained through request. Thank you.
  4. Over the last two years, I’ve brought our concept to reality - - and we are a turnkey operation. To date, I (plus a few friends and family) have invested over $1M and 25 months of effort to create Los Angeles’ first combination distillery and brewery. Three others exist in the state (Bay Area and San Diego); all are successful. Currently, I’m seeking someone passionate about craft distilling / brewing who will help shape the business and brand. That person has to have unwavering perseverance, tenacity, and a level demeanor to interface with customers and accounts. We have already done the time consuming work of getting a physical location, legal authorization, and licensing (federal and state). We need help branding and bringing new products to market. We are looking to move quickly. If you’d be interested in discussing it further and becoming a part of it, please shoot me an email to discuss this opportunity. Link to photos This is not a solicitation to buy shares in our company. We are seeking interested parties to hear more about opportunities in distilling. Solicitations will only be made privately to qualified investors.
  5. Hey everyone! Just wanted to say hi. Hopefully you'll all be seeing a lot more of me in the coming months. Just scratched the surface of this forum and already I'm having brain overload, I love it! If anyone near Oakland ever wants to grab a drink let me know, always down to talk alcohol and meet like-minded folks. Cheers! John
  6. The Department of Health (California) says that we need to file for a Processed Food Registration (PFR) for our (soon to open) distillery. It entails about $500 in fees and an inspection to ensure compliance with production process controls, sanitation procedures and labeling and advertising requirements. It seems a bit gratuitous since we are basically making a sterile product. As far as labeling, I thought that was under the purvey of the TTB. Has anyone else dealt with this? Searching these forums, I am surprised that nobody else has mentioned it. Thanks, Earl
  7. I've been a lurker on this site for some time and figured it was time to join and actually participant. By trade I am a second generation beekeeper and I'm currently looking into opening up a commercial distillery in Sacramento, CA. Well I should clarify, I've decided that's what I'm going to. While I'm early in the process I anticipate utilizing honey in my products as well as taking full advantage of my agricultural network. -Frank
  8. Greetings Everyone! My company supplies wine and spirits PET bottles and are based out of Redlands, CA. We specialize in custom bottle design, and I have attached some samples of a few of the stock items that I can offer. If you would like to see a full catalog or any information about what my company can offer you please reply to this or email me at nickm@superiorpackagingsolutions.com. All items are FOB Redlands, CA.
  9. Insurance--California

    I know of several distillery specific insurance companies, but none that cover California. Does anyone have a recommendation on an insurance company that writes policies for California? Who do you folks use? Best, Tyler
  10. Hello my name is Anthony, I am apprentice/assistant distiller at Ascendant Spirits in Buellton, California. I am new to distilling, but my path here has been quite interesting. I studied Biomedical Engineering at Cal Poly and got my degree with a focus in microbiology, biologic systems, and industrial applications. Got an internship at a biotech company dealing with yeasts and fermentation making biofuels and other chemicals. After my internship they said I got a job, but through some bureaucracy (which I'm sure you're all very familiar with), they didn't have a position for me, and I didn't get a job. I continued looking in the brewing industry with my new fascination with yeast and fermentation, but I came too late, the market is saturated. Dabbled in the wine industry but it's too slow paced for me. Through a fun turn of events I got connected with Stephen Gertman who was going to start a new distillery, and he needed someone with a strong background in science and engineering, and understood the principals of fermentation. Few months later it's a reality, Stephen just got word yesterday that we are legal to make distilled beverages in the eyes of the feds and state. And although I am new to artisan distilling, I am very much eager to learn as much as I can. Thank you for providing this space for distillers and enthusiasts alike to come together and collaborate each other's knowledge and ideas. -Anthony Cano
  11. Hello my name is Anthony, I am apprentice/assistant distiller at Ascendant Spirits in Buellton, California. I am new to distilling, but my path here has been quite interesting. I studied Biomedical Engineering at Cal Poly and got my degree with a focus in microbiology, biologic systems, and industrial applications. Got an internship at a biotech company dealing with yeasts and fermentation making biofuels and other chemicals. After my internship they said I got a job, but though some bureaucracy (which I'm sure you're all very familiar with), they didn't have a position for me, and I didn't get a job. I continued looking in the brewing industry with my new fascination with yeast and fermentation, but I came too late, the market is saturated. Dabbled in the wine industry but it's too slow paced for me. Through a fun turn of events I got connected with Stephen Gertman who was going to start a new distillery, and he needed someone with a strong background in science and engineering, and understood the principals of fermentation. Few months later it's a reality, Stephen just got word yesterday that we are legal to make distilled spirits in the eyes of the feds and state. And although I am new to artisan distilling, I am very much eager to learn as much as I can. Thank you for providing this space for distillers and enthusiasts alike to come together and collaborate each other's knowledge and ideas. -Anthony Cano
  12. Hello ADI members, I have 26 pallets of new SaverGlass 750ml Heritage Antique Green for sale. We are glass decorators and not glass suppliers but a customer default of payment and they signed over ownership of blankware. I am willing to sell by the pallet (504 bottles) and willing to offer a deal if you buy the lot. Message me or email me if interested Quest Industries Stockton, CA Regards, Chad Tomlin chadtomlin@questllc.com
  13. Hello, We are in the process of trying to get a distillery setup in California and have run into an issue with regards to the building code. It appears that a distillery falls under Section 306 - Factory Group F, subsection 306.2 Factory Industrial F-1 Moderate-hazard Occupancy. (Which includes "Beverages: over 16-percent alcohol content.") Our problem is that the building we are looking at was not built for this type of occupancy and therefore will require some TI's. Unfortunitly, we are not exactly sure what TI's we need to do. So, I was wondering if anyone else has run into this situation and what did you do to resolve it? (The county building department is asking that we provide a Plan Review which includes a floor plan. Additionally, we need to include an electrical plan, plumbing plan, mechanical plan, details of construction/.engineering and a Title 24, for those items that would be applicable.) Does anyone have any plans they might be willing to share? Thanks! Gordon
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