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Ben Reilley

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    Cazenovia, NY
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    Family, travel, flip flops in the sand, taking the top off the Jeep, golf, baseball, hockey, blogging, vlogging, Youtubing.

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  1. Hey Steel, I have some contacts that can also help in this area. Are you still looking for help? Thank you, Ben
  2. Hey @thebottle. Sent you a DM, I'm very well versed in this space. I had my own brand acquired 3 1/2 years ago and have developed many canned RTDs since for other brands. Feel free to text me at 315-506-5084 to set up a time to talk, if you have an interest. Cheers, Ben
  3. Good morning, I sold my distillery and our own RTD canned cocktail, Disco Lemonade, about 3 years ago. Since then, I've been working with beverage clients to help them with innovative brand and revenue extensions of their own. I've launched canned/bottled cocktails, "boozy" popsicles, single shot "K-cups", and N/A bulk cocktail mixers (in highly regulated areas). I've also launched non-alc projects like hop-infused teas, sparkling flavored waters, and "better for you" functional sodas. We've also found success in going direct to consumer through online distributors such as Barcart, Thirstie, and Go Puff; bypassing the traditional distribution model. If you'd like to talk to me and set up a time to brainstorm about some revenue extensions for your own brand, I'm always excited to hop on the line. Text me at 315-506-5084 to set up a time. Ben Reilley
  4. Good morning, Ann. I owned and sold a distillery here in NYS and located about 2 hours from you in Cazenovia, NY. I'd be more than happy to help you and your daughter out. Text me anytime at 315-506-5084 to set up a time to talk. Cheers, Ben.
  5. Hello, I'm looking for a Chicago area distillery that would like to discuss a contract project for a client of mine. I can provide specifics of volume and the kind of products in a direct message and/or email at ben@lifeofreilley.net or text at 315-506-5084 Cheers, Ben Reilley
  6. Hi Eharmz, I have a great supplier for you that produced our incredible vodkas. Feel free to text me at 315-506-5084 or email ben@lifeofreilley.net and I can give you contact information. Cheers, Ben
  7. Jeffers, We used Bell Flavoring for all of our flavored vodkas and for Disco Lemonade. They were terrific to work with! Good luck, Ben
  8. Our distillery was acquired earlier this year by a venture capital group. The new group does not have an interest in producing nor retaining our vodka formulas so I am offering them for sale to the forum. Specifically, we have the following formulas for sale: 1. Premium Vodka/80 proof/triple distilled/charcoal filtered for 96 hours/100% corn mash 2. Vanilla Vodka/70 proof/triple distilled/charcoal filtered for 96 hours/100% corn mash and proprietary, all-natural flavor recipe 3. Raspberry Vodka/70 proof/triple distilled/charcoal filtered for 96 hours/100% corn mash and proprietary, all-natural flavor recipe 4. Orange Vodka/70 proof/triple distilled/charcoal filtered for 96 hours/100% corn mash and proprietary, all-natural flavor recipe These formulas would be perfect for the start-up or, about to be start-up to get into the game quickly. I could turn these flavors around in 11-15 days, mash to market. Our asking price for the formulas are $2,500/each. I would like to sell all of them in one lot if possible and can provide a discount if I can do so. Please PM me for additional details or text at 315-506-5084. Thank you, Ben Reilley
  9. Wanted to jump in on this thread. We launched a canned cocktail, Disco Lemonade 2 summers ago with great success. That brand was acquired earlier this year and I would be more than happy to discuss and help out with anyone thinking of jumping in. email is ben@lifeofreilley.net and cell is 315-506-5084 to connect directly.
  10. Hey Jake, Email me at ben@lifeofreilley.net if you'd like. Our distillery was just acquired so I'm open to other opportunities now. We can set up a call to discuss further. Thanks, Ben
  11. My wife and I recently had our farm distillery in New York acquired by a group out of state. Prior to the acquisition, we were producing (3) types of vodkas, a Premium vodka, Raspberry Vodka, and Vanilla Vodka. Our most popular product was Disco Lemonade, a raspberry based canned cocktail that caught fire in the northeast. We used a very small equipment set-up to get started in our business in an 800 sq. ft. space in the back of a warehouse with no tasting room. At this point, I am offering my expertise as a consultant to smaller distilleries and start ups in equipment selection, production processes, mash bill formulation, product development, and financing considerations. Please email me at ben@lifeofreilley.net if I can be of any assistance either formally or just to book an informal call to discuss your project. Cheers and thank you, Ben Reilley Life of Reilley
  12. Everything you need to start your own distillery. We have had this system for only 2 years and have outgrown it. Would love to see it land in a good home for a start-up distillery. I will even offer to train and consult on your mash bill if that is of interest. Asking $25,000 (OBO) FOB for the entire system: Included in system: 26 Gallon, 12 plate rectifying Hillbilly Still and 5500 Watt control box 26 Gallon, 12 plate rectifying Mile Hi Still and 5500 Watt control box 50 Gallon, 4 inch stripping Hillbilly Still and 11,000 Watt control box (2) stainless steel charcoal filters (1) stainless steel filter housing/bottling unit (20) 55 gallon poly fermentation drums (8) 300 gallon food grade cubes Extra clamps, gaskets, lab equipment too! Pictures available (continually getting errors attempting to upload on this post) with serious inquiries at ben@lifeofreilley.net
  13. Hi Curt, I am about to post (3) stills on this forum. Would you like to discuss with me before I post? We have (2) 26 gallon, 12 plate rectifying columns and (1) 50 gallon stripping still. We've simply outgrown this solution. Email is ben@lifeofreilley.net or cell is 315-506-5084 to text. Thanks, Ben Reilley
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