Before we became OnBatch, we developed a clean cut, simple to use productivity calculator for distillers. You don’t even need to be a client to use it - it’s free for everyone.
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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.
When starting a distillery there's a lot to consider. Vendors are a huge portion of your decision making because a bad choice can follow you for a long time. Not only do you need vendors for raw materials and equipment but you also need a distillery management software that can handle your current processes and stay with you while you scale.
The TTB presents a great deal of frustration for most distillers. Complicated laws and regulations, varying tax amounts, due dates, and other compliance issues can make anyone want to pull their hair out. Between the TTB and state regulations regarding the three-tier system, there's a lot to manage. Having a solid distillery management software can take some of that burden off.
Owning and operating a distillery requires a lot of working capital and resources, and not just in terms of money. It takes a good deal of time, along with a unique level of expertise, to make the liquor. Then it needs to be marketed and gotten to your vendors, which requires even more experts handling the business side of things. There are also a ton of rules and regulations a distillery must adhere to while doing all of this. Keeping track of it all is a daunting task.