Portfolio

Since 2013 we have invested in 10+ businesses – but we only list those brands who have publicly spoken about working with Distill Ventures. It’s up to each business what they want to talk about and many of the brands we work with are currently focused on talking about their brilliant brands and great liquids.

Stauning

Stauning was created by nine friends who started to make whisky as a hobby. Ten years later they have created one of Europe’s standout new whiskies, and are building a new distillery to increase their production 50 fold.

The malting is done in house and they distill in small stills using direct heat, which is key to the quality of the whisky. The new distillery will preserve exactly the same production process, but replicate it many times over. Stauning produce a peated Single Malt, a rye whisky and a traditional Single Malt in a number of different finishes.

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Starward

Starward is a whisky from Melbourne, Australia. David Vitale and his team have created distinctive Australian whisky, exclusively matured in Australian wine barrels. The highly variable Melbourne climate – it’s said to have “four seasons in one day” – means that the whisky matures much faster than in many traditional distilleries. Alongside Apera and red wine cask variants, Starward produces an exciting series of limited edition bottlings known as projects.

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Seedlip

Seedlip is the worlds first distilled non-alcoholic spirit, created to solve the dilemma of “what-to-drink-when-you’re-not drinking. The founding entrepreneur, Ben Branson developed the spirit in his kitchen in the woods using a small copper still and a copy of The Art of Distillation from 1651. Seedlip creates an entirely new category which transforms the non-alcoholic drinking experience. The range contains two variants: Seedlip Spice 94 and Seedlip Garden 108. 

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