Bouck Brothers Whiskey, a distillery located in Idaho Springs, Colorado, has launched a funding round on Indiegogo/Microventures’ equity crowdfunding platform. The company describes itself as a small batch distillery and tasting room that specializes in unique whiskey and adventurous spirits.
Bouck Brothers Distilling currently offers five spirits, which are Idaho Springs Whiskey, Bourbon Whisky, Miner’s Moonshine, the Colorado Coffee Whiskey (which won a Bronze medal at the 2017 Denver International Spirits competition in the Ultra-Premium, Flavored Whiskey category) and Pink Bear Gin. The distillery revealed that it partners with local Colorado farms and local coffee roasters for its ingredients and since opening to the public in June 2016, over 1,140 bottles have been sold via retail and wholesale distribution, and its whiskeys are already stocked in every liquor store and multiple bars and restaurants in Idaho Springs.
“Bouck Brothers Distillery opened to the public in June 2016 and began wholesale distribution in October 2016. In 2016, the company sold 341 bottles (274 retail and 67 wholesale). Miner’s Moonshine, the distillery’s first release, was the biggest seller in 2016, with 163 bottles sold via retail and 43 bottles sold via wholesale. Year to date as of September 2017, Bouck Brothers has sold 805 bottles (657 retail, 148 wholesale). Bouck Brothers’ Bourbon Whiskey, which was released in January, has been the best seller thus far in 2017, with 251 bottles sold via retail and 81 bottles sold via wholesale.”
The distillery also stated it has several barrels currently aging, including three 30-gallon barrels of its Bourbon Whiskey, and two 30-gallon barrels of Idaho Springs Whiskey. Each 30-gallon barrel produces roughly 150 bottles (750ml each).
Funds from the campaign will be used to continue Bouck Brothers’ expansion. With the funds, Bouck Brothers plans to distribute its products across every bar, restaurant, and liquor store in Clear Creek County, Colorado, and then continue to grow its distribution to other areas, including Denver. It is also planning to convert its electric system to steam by installing a boiler and converting the stillThe funding round is set to close in December.
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