How Small Distilleries Are Making It Big
Festive occasions call for a toast with alcohol being much in demand all throughout the holiday season. The small distilleries are hoping to cash on this by catering to the public who are not averse to trying out unique and innovative local drinks. It is no wonder that the small distilleries are making it big today with their products jostling cheek by jowl with the Jack Daniels and Everclears at liquor shops across the nation. Let us now find out how small distilleries are making it big despite being in competition with the huge liquor manufacturers who are names to reckon with.
Mondo Vino, a liquor store catering to the trendy crowd at Denver prefers to stock their shop with the local varieties obtained from the small distilleries. The public demand variety in their wine and spirits explains Mathew Burger, one of their employees. The store is readily falling in with their demands while the small distilleries are making it big here.
The big companies are still ahead in the competition but the small distilleries have now succeeded in taking off an edge of their profit margins. The federal agencies have also given the ‘go ahead’ to 149 small distilleries this year which certainly proves that the small distilleries are making it big indeed!
The Syntax distillery located in Colorado has a similar tale to tell. They have only one product, a vodka, which is selling as fast as it comes in. The paper work involved in getting the small distilleries up and running can be a killer though. There are umpteen agencies to register with and legal aspects that need to be kept in mind for home distillation of alcohol is considered to a punishable offence according to the federal laws.
The Distilled Spirits Council has been formed to help the small distilleries deal with this time consuming and complicated process while the distilleries themselves are intent on carving out a niche market for themselves.
The market has been growing steadily over the last few years although the small distilleries cannot be considered as serious contenders of the huge liquor companies just yet.
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