Toolbox

We’ve created some inspirational videos and tools to help you think about some of the important aspects of your business. Have a look.

Local & New

The Distill Ventures team have met and worked with hundreds of startup and growing drinks entrepreneurs and looked at thousands more. In this presentation, we highlight some of the brands we think are on their way to being modern classics and talk about what qualities we believe these brands have that make them exceptional!

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The Early Years

Listen to the men behind Mackmyra Whisky, Monkey 47 Gin, Belsazar Vermouth and The Bitter Truth as they share valuable insights about their journeys to success.

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Getting Ready for Investment

Investment is crucial in the drinks industry. In this presentation we explore everything from business plans to supply chain, IP and recipes, helping to make sure that when you are pitching for investment you have the right answers for potential investors and are ready for growth.

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Price Calculator

With something as important as product cost it’s surprising how many entrepreneurs overlook it. Some maths and a bit of industry knowledge is all it takes to know whether or not you’ll make it or break it. In the spirit of the fast paced nature of startups we’ve developed a handy calculator to do the job. Simply enter the costs which make up a single bottle of your spirit and we’ll calculate the shelf price.

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How to Create Strong Businesses and Brilliant Brands

The drinks industry is challenging. Whoever is investing will want to be sure that you have built a strong business and a brilliant brand. In this presentation we outline “The Five Bricks” – a framework that we believe captures the areas of a business that are important to focus on when building a sustainable drinks brand.

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