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As a brewery or brewpub you possess resources that make it more economically viable to ​start a distillery and subsequently diversify your revenue streams. Please refer to the information below to see if adding distillation to your establishment is right for you.


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As a brewery your most viable path to mark​​​​et may include:

The production of:

Vodka that can also be used in the production of gin and RTD's (Ready to drink beverages)

Aged products such as whiskey (bourbon, rye, single malt)

The ​utilization of raw ingredients you may already have on-hand:

​Malted barley

​Wheat

​rye

​corn

The ​utilization of production and finishing equipment you may already own:

Mash vessels, lauter tuns, fermenters, boilers, chillers, ancillary tanks.

​bottling/canning equipment, bright tanks.

​revenue generation from:

New product sales

contract distilling for other breweries

Products made from beer and grains

Whiskey

Vodka (NGS)

Gin

RTD's

Whiskey can be produced from beer or fermented grain mashes. Grains used include malted barley, rye, wheat, corn. 

  • Single malt, Bourbon, Rye, Blended
  • Aged in barrels for 3-12 years
  • ​​​​Some existing brew house equipment can be used in production

Vodka can be produced from any type of mash.  Wheat mash is fairly common and can yield excellent vodka. Produce vodka requires a rectification column in your distillation system.

  • ​Produced from any fermented mash. 
  • ​​Un-aged spirit can yield revenue quickly
  •  Some existing brew house equipment can be used in production

Gin is produced using distilled vodka (NGS) as a base. The vodka is Infused with botanicals and re-distilled resulting in gin.

  • ​Produced from NGS and infused botanicals
  • Un-aged spirit can yield revenue quickly
  • Some existing brew house equipment can be used in production


RTD stands for "Ready To Drink". This is a pre-mixed canned or bottled beverage. RTD's usually use vodka as a base but can be produced using gin or whiskey mixed with juice, tea or other flavors. 

  • Base of Vodka, Gin, Whiskey
  • Un-aged spirit can realize revenue right away
  • Canned using existing canning equipment

Whiskey

Whiskey can be produced from beer or fermented grain mashes. Grains used include malted barley, rye, wheat, corn. 

  • Single malt, Bourbon, Rye, Blended
  • Aged in barrels for 3-12 years
  • ​​​​Some existing brew house equipment can be used in production

Vodka (NGS)

Vodka can be produced from any type of mash.  Wheat mash is fairly common and can yield excellent vodka. Produce vodka requires a rectification column in your distillation system.

  • ​Produced from any fermented mash. 
  • ​​Un-aged spirit can yield revenue quickly
  •  Some existing brew house equipment can be used in production

Gin

Gin is produced using distilled vodka (NGS) as a base. The vodka is Infused with botanicals and re-distilled resulting in gin.

  • ​Produced from NGS and infused botanicals
  • Un-aged spirit can yield revenue quickly
  • Some existing brew house equipment can be used in production


RTD's

RTD stands for "Ready To Drink". This is a pre-mixed canned or bottled beverage. RTD's usually use vodka as a base but can be produced using gin or whiskey mixed with juice, tea or other flavors. 

  • Base of Vodka, Gin, Whiskey
  • Un-aged spirit can realize revenue right away
  • Canned using existing canning equipment

Calculate your equipment options, price ranges and return on investment period.

A guide to help you build a sound business plan and stay on track​.

General guidelines

As with any new business, achieving positive cash flow as soon as possible is essential. Keep in mind most whiskeys will require aging of 3 - 12 years resulting in delayed revenue. While a portion of your whiskey is aging, focus on creating vodka or NGS (Neutral Grain Spirit), from which you can produce gin and RTD’s (Ready To Drink beverages). All of which will help establish more immediate revenue streams.


In addition, look at ways of incorporating your distillation runs that allow you to improve overall operational efficiencies such as distilling during your slower brew seasons or down times.


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