Events

Previous Events

2017

Perfect Serve Bar Show

22nd May WesterLiefde, Amsterdam, The Netherlands'

Drinks marketing has changed forever and the good news for craft drinks makers, is that this change has levelled the playing field, giving the little guy’s a huge advantage over big drinks brands.

Destille Berlin

2nd April Heeresbäckerei, Berlin, Germany

Distill Ventures Co-Founder, Frank Lampen will be joining a panel discussing the different types of financing available to craft spirits brands. He'll be joined by Thomas Andrae, CEO of Linden Capital as well as a spirits start-up which received their financing through a successful Kickstarter campaign. Admission to the session will be included in your ticket to the event

Singapore Cocktail Festival

17th & 19th March The Festival Village, Singapore, Malaysia

We believe interest in cocktail culture and craft spirits is on the rise across Asia, and this interest brings with it an opportunity for new, innovative and independently owned brands to emerge. We’ll be hosting two talks at the Singapore Cocktail Festival this year with contributions coming from seasoned professionals across the Asian craft spirit industry. If you’re looking for insight into creating and growing a successful consumer brand in the Asian market, these talks may be for you.Brick by Brick – Building a craft spirits business in Asia – Sunday March 19th 2pmLeveraging your unfair advantage – Friday March 17th 4pm

American Craft Spirits Association Convention

16th February

Getting investment for your spirits business may be absolutely crucial for continued growth so the focus of our seminar at ACSA will be around how to secure it. We’ll be outlining the fundamentals of a great pitch as well as ways to tell whether your business is ready to take on additional investment. We'll be joined on-stage by Chip Tate from Tate Distillery who'll be sharing his insight and experience. Admission to this seminar is included in your ticket to the convention. 

Tales 365 Live

16th January

In partnership with Tales of the Cocktail, Dan Gasper will be live on Facebook talking about a variety of topics including how small brands can use their unfair advantage over the big boys.We’ll kick off at 6pm GMT with the talk lasting about 45 minutes. In addition to listening in, viewers will be able to ask Dan questions via facebook chat about anything start-up/drinks/entrepreneur-related. If you're interested in growing & supporting a modern spirit brand, this talk is for you.

2016

BrandStarer BCB 2016

12th October

Brandstarter returns to BCB with an inspiring day of three free seminars to challenge and inform Europe’s best drinks entrepreneurs.

The Global Drinks Forum

10th October Ellington Hotel, Berlin

Dan Gasper will be speaking at the first ever Global Drinks Forum, a one day event full of seminars and panels aimed to educate, inspire and excite people from all areas of the drinks industry. Dan will be delivering a 20 minute Pecha Kucha style presentation exploring consumer and media trends which create the opportunity for small independent brands.

Tales of the Cocktail

20th July

Brand Builder was a day of talks for people launching and growing independent spirits brands in the USA, featuring experts and successful entrepreneurs from across the industry inc. Simon Ford founder of 86 Co, Brian Ellison founder of Deaths Door, Raj Bhakta founder of Whistle Pig, Rudy Ruiz of Southern Wine & Spirits, Britt West of Plus Consulting, and John Oliver of Breakthru

ACSA

2nd & 3rd March ACSA, Chicago, IL

In March ‘16 we spoke in Chicago at ACSA. We shared what we believe are the core elements of a successful spirits business. If you’re thinking about what you need to scale your business, you’ll find practical advice and insight from the presentation in our online toolbox.

2015

Bar Convent Berlin 2015

14th & 11th October Station Berlin, Berlin, Germany

Brandstarter was a collaboration between Distill Ventures and BCB focused on providing practical insight and advice to early-stage drinks entrepreneurs. Presentations from the day are available in our toolbox.

Tales of the Cocktail 2015

13th & 20th July Tales of the Cocktail, New Orleans, LA, United States

Chip Tate of Tate & Co Distilling, Simon Ford of 86 Spirits Co and Brian Ellison of Deaths Door Spirits, joined Dan Gasper for a lively discussion on their key learnings along their journeys to success.