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WORKSHOP: From START UP to SCALE for your Craft Distillery


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Fee: $1200

Hosted by Elliott Davis, Mine Hill Distillery

Offering a full review of how to set up your distillery for success, from financing, to operations and sales/marketing.

Friday November 5 Speakers/Vendors
6:00 pm Welcome: Founder’s Room Mine Hill Distillery Tasting
6:30 pm Cocktails: Guest Speaker Bill Owens, Founder ADI
7:00 pm Dinner: The Station The Foundry, Newtown CT
Saturday November 6 Speakers/Vendors
8:00 am Coffee/Tea: The Station  Zero Prophet Coffee, Washington CT
9:00 am Grain, Mashing & Fermentation Thrall Family Malt, Windsor CT
10:30 am Equipment: Choices, Choices, Choices Mine Hill Distillery
1:00 pm Lunch: The Station Bridgewater Market, Bridgewater CT
2:00 pm Distilling: Cuts, Proofing, Barreling Mine Hill Distillery
3:30 pm Package Design: Bottles, Labels & More All American Label, Curtis Packaging
6:00 pm Cocktails: Panel Discussion: What buyers want Local Restaurants/Bars/Liquor Stores
7:00 pm Dinner: Riverfront Firepit El Camion Taco Truck, Woodbury CT
Sunday November 7 Speakers/Vendors
8:00 am Coffee/Tea: The Station Harney & Sons, Salisbury CT
9:00 am Finances: Start Up & Operations Mine Hill Distillery
10:30 am Distillery Insurance Peter Whalen, Whalen Insurance
12:00 pm Sales Training & How to Select & Negotiate a Distributor Marco Pelliccio, Propel Beverage
1:00 pm Lunch: The Station Oliva’s, Bethlehem CT
2:00 pm Q&A: Big or Small    Mine Hill Distillery
4:00 pm Closing

Please note:

  • Hotel and breakfast are not included. We will forward nearby hotel suggestions shortly after your registration.
  • Early Bird discount ends September 15 at midnight EST. Registration ends November 1, unless all seats are filled before.
  • ADI member discount – 10%
  • For everyone’s safety and enjoyment, proof of vaccination is required. Please email to annesophie@distilling.com by November 1. We will comply with all states and local guidelines.
  • No cancellations allowed after October 15, 2021 midnight EST. No refund will be issued for non-compliance to the vaccination proof after this date.

Suggested Hotels:

Wyndham Southbury – 1238 Strongtown Rd, Southbury, CT 06488

The Milestone Inn – 146 S Pomperaug Ave, Woodbury, CT, 06798

Bed and Breakfast: Homestead Inn – 5 Elm Street, New Milford, CT, 06776

Click here for AirBnB listings in the area.

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