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Insurance/ Bonding Company Recommendation?


StonesRyan

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Can anyone please recommend an insurance/ bonding company they've had a good experience with?

I've got calls in to several but have so far only spoken with Distillery Pak who I met at ADI in Denver last year. The agent said they won't cover me because my space isn't freestanding and it's in an "urban" environment. He told me they only cover distilleries in rural areas where explosions are more easily contained and that they've had several they insure that have blown up. Anyone else run into this???

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StonesRyan,

Ask and ye shall receive. I can cover your distillery without issue. I cover everything from incredibly remote distilleries to those right in the heart of large metropolitan cities. I recommend me! Seriously though, I have the experience and the only insurance product of its kind that was specifically developed for distillers. Call me at 307-752-5961 and let’s talk!!! Please read my other forum posts and you will see that I am the real deal.

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Jennifer Royall
Manager - Office & Surety

John Sutak Risk Services
101 California Street, Suite 2800
San Francisco, CA 94111

P 415 901 2551

Took care of our federal and state bonds quickly and with no problems.

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dwhuff bought up a good point that I forgot to mention in any earlier postings. I guess you can only remember to get so much information out there when there is so much to get out there! Not only am I able to provide the TTB Bonding on a national level but I am able to provide the state required bonds to those of you who have a need as well. Just an FYI.

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  • 2 weeks later...

dwhuff recommended Jennifer Royall. I do too. As a consultant I submit more than a handful of applications to TTB. When the client does not have a preference, I work through Jennifer. Her bonds come back without annoying errors. The price is reasonable, the process is not complicated, and the service is good. I get nothing in return for the referrals except the good service.

Here is some general advice. Bonds are one of the cheapest things you'll buy for the distillery. I recommend that you buy a bond sufficient to cover what you will need at the end of the first year, then add a little. Unless you are really on a shoestring, and I have been at times in my life, the small extra cost makes buying a larger than needed bond a good play.

That is not to say that others won't provide service that is just as good s hers. But she is the one with whom I have been working, so I can vouch for her.

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Thanks for all of the suggestions. I ended up going with Aaron "InsuranceMan" and he was great to work with. He was quick to respond and super knowledgeable. I had a couple of insurers tell me they couldn't insure me without fire sprinklers and I had one (with the word Distillery in their business name even) tell me that they wouldn't insure me because I was not in a freestanding building in a rural location (Interestingly, I was told that they'd had a number of explosions within the distilleries they insured). Anyway, Aaron had no issues with my policy and I'd highly recommend him.

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