Craft Drinks Consultancy

WE’VE BEEN THERE. We started producing alcoholic drinks in 1995 and have built up a wealth of knowledge, experience, and contacts in the drinks and drinks-related industries since then. You could say we’ve been through the pain so that you don’t have to. No matter what your ambition we can offer as much or little practical advice as you need to either get you started, to increase your confidence, develop recipes, or even to manage a complete installation and commissioning.

When starting your own drinks brand there is a lot more involved than many people realise. Nothing is insurmountable however, whether you are looking for a contract distiller, or wish to do part or the whole process yourself there are many things you need to consider along the way in order that you do not fall foul of regulations and the law.

Whether you are already making, or aspire to make, cider, mead, gin, brandy, or any other alcoholic drink but just need some guidance, then please do get in touch. You can book a no-obligation discovery call here, or an initial one-hour discounted phone consultation here. We look forward to working with you.

Our Consulting Services

From gin recipe development to licence applications to distillery design, here’s how we can help (in no particular order).

8 things to consider when starting your own spirits brand

Clients wanting to start their own spirits brand often have lots of questions, but there are often more questions they need the answers to than they realise. To help clear the fog we have compiled a list of the most commonly asked questions along with some initial guidance. This document is designed to just give you a flavour of some things to consider. It is not exhaustive by any means, but it’s a start if you want to go it alone, or if you just want to get an idea of what may be involved.

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Before you start your business

So you’re thinking about starting your own drinks brand but maybe not sure what that entails? Even people who have been working in the industry do not always appreciate everything that is involved in getting a product to market, and it is a very competitive market with lots of obstacles waiting to trip you up.

We have been on that journey so, to help you make an informed decision, we can give you an honest view of what is involved to get started. We will never try and put you off however, we think it is important that you go into this eyes wide open. We offer a discounted 1 hour consultancy call where we can give you the heads-up, and answer any questions you may have before taking the next step.

Company structure

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Licences & Approvals

Depending on whether you want to make your products yourself, or engage with a contract distillery, you will need licences and approvals in order to meet legal obligations. Some of these cost money, others just cost time. We can guide you through what is required based upon your chosen path and help you as much, or as little as you need.

Product & brand design

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Recipe development

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Environmental health

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Sales & Marketing

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