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Recent Posts by Shawn Patrick

08/17/2021 | Shawn Patrick

Managing Staff Turnover Rates in Your Distillery

While craft distilleries are primarily focused on making craft spirits, there is a hospitality ...

08/4/2021 | Shawn Patrick

Are You Following the TTB's Social Media Guidelines?

Is your distillery adhering to all of the social media guidelines set forth by the Tax and Trade ...

07/22/2021 | Shawn Patrick

Joining a State Guild

We’ve all heard that there is strength in numbers. This is true even for craft distillers. That is ...

07/5/2021 | Shawn Patrick

COLA Regulations and Application Steps

Label approval is one of the foundational steps to opening a craft distillery or starting a new ...

06/21/2021 | Shawn Patrick

8 Steps to Create an Awesome Business Plan for Your Distillery

So, you are looking to open your own craft distillery and need a business plan. The business plan ...

06/7/2021 | Shawn Patrick

Importance of Distillery Operations and Warehouse Software

In the ancient days of the distillation of mineral spirits, the process itself was looked upon as ...

05/19/2021 | Shawn Patrick

Craft Distillery Startup Costs

How much does it cost to start a craft distillery? What are the hidden charges behind initiating ...

04/21/2021 | Shawn Patrick

The Impact of To-Go Cocktail Legislation

The restrictions distilleries have faced in the past would have destroyed other businesses. ...

04/7/2021 | Shawn Patrick

Is Direct-to-Consumer Shipping a Possibility?

Since the craft distilling boom began, distillers faced a catch 22 when it came to getting their ...

02/10/2021 | Shawn Patrick

Setting Inventory Management Alerts for Your Distillery

Whether your distillery operation manages inventory based on FIFO or LIFO, it’s important to set an ...

01/6/2021 | Shawn Patrick

The Importance of Water in Distillery Operations

Water is one of the most important ingredients in the manufacturing of spirits. When building your ...

11/17/2020 | Shawn Patrick

Commercial Distilling Resources

A commercial distillery requires an immense amount of research and resources. There’s costs, ...

08/5/2020 | Shawn Patrick

Distillers, We Stand By You

03/25/2020 | Shawn Patrick

Covid-19 - Hand Sanitizer Production Guidelines & Resources

Covid-19 Guidelines regarding distillery production of hand sanitizer: EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY.

02/5/2020 | Shawn Patrick

Labeling: The Outside Is What Sells The Inside

Appearances matter, even for craft spirits. While a distillery's success ultimately relies on its ...

02/5/2020 | Shawn Patrick

Distillery Equipment Guide

Choosing the right distilling equipment requires research and a little shopping around because of ...

02/5/2020 | Shawn Patrick

Hard Seltzer A Trend You Wont Want To Pass On

The past several years has been incredible for alcohol sales, but none greater than hard seltzers. ...

02/5/2020 | Shawn Patrick

Should I Sign or Should I Go Now? - The Role of Distributors

A distillery's ultimate success lives and dies by distribution. The best spirit in the world served ...

01/7/2020 | Shawn Patrick

A Look at Equipment Layout for Distilleries

The equipment layout for your distillery is a crucial, yet often overlooked, success factor. It ...

01/7/2020 | Shawn Patrick

Craft Influencers on Social Media

Social Media has created a whole new way of marketing for consumer brands. Not only does it give ...

12/4/2019 | Shawn Patrick

Production Planning

Production planning is an essential part of operating a successful distillery business. Your ...

12/4/2019 | Shawn Patrick

Relationships between Distillers and Distributors

Few industries have as complicated a relationship with the distribution side of business as ...

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