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08/21/2018 | Shawn Patrick posted in Craft Drinks, Distillery Management, Excise Tax

Craft Spirits and the Local Economy

We all know that the world is a much smaller place than it was a generation ago. There is  more  international trade, and with online sites like eBay and Etsy, even granny can take her arts & crafts global. As real and impactful as this global economy is, the most important thing to the vast majority of people is their own personal economy. They want to be securely employed, they want the same for their friends and neighbors. They want their community to grow and be prosperous.  A distillery is an excellent way to ensure all three of these personal economic wants are met. 

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01/9/2018 | Shawn Patrick posted in Distillery Software, Government Regulations, Excise Tax, Inventory, TTB Reporting, TTB Audit, Inventory Records

Simplify Year End Paperwork

In all honesty, the thing that your distillery relies on the most, aside from the actual liquor it makes and the people who make it, is records. Nothing else you do will matter if all the proper paperwork and documents made for every step in the distilling process aren't in order and 100% accurate.

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02/22/2017 | Shawn Patrick posted in Distillery, Government Regulations, Excise Tax, TTB Audit, Inventory Records, DSP Transfers

Want to Start a Craft Distillery? Consider This

The desire to start one’s own distillery always seems to start with a moment of clarity – a drink from some generic, big brand  whisky  followed by the realization, “I could make better  whisky  than this.” Even if you’ve been a fan of good craft whiskey for years, you have probably been sipping your favorite brand and imaging what magic in a bottle you could make. After all, the real mark of greatness is that it inspires more greatness. What does it take to start your own distillery? A lot of work for starters, but there are some other things to consider before you begin building your  rackhouse .

1. Laws and Regulations

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