Jan 1, 2018 - Happy New Year!
Hard to believe 2017 is already over.
So much has happened and so much remains to be done. But it's been a great year for the distillery. We literally tripled in size - we now have three people working here: Andrew Spaugh heading our Sales & Distribution and Sidni Weglarz heading our HR/Bookkeeping and myself (David Weglarz) continuing to do everything else!
We were incredibly fortunate to win another 18 medals including the Best Bourbon in the Country from the American Distilling Institute! For the second year in a row, we were named one of the 10 BEST Craft Whiskey Distilleries in the country by USA TODAY (and we came in as #12 on the 10 BEST Craft Rum Distilleries). We hosted our biggest and best 630DAY party to date. We got a brand new (hopefully operational soon) 500gallon pot still! We released the first ever 5YR old whiskey from the state of Missouri! All along with a myriad other smaller, yet important accomplishments that don't warrant individual mention here... And we launched our most ambitious project to date: our Experimental Spirits program!
It was a huge year for us and we're really proud of all we accomplished in 2017. And it's been incredible to have other people working so hard and dedicated right along with me! It's been especially fun to bring Sidni on board and make her more a part of the day to day action.
But all that is behind us. Now I'm concerned with 2018 and kicking more ass than ever. We're going to release 12 Experimental Spirits. We're going to release an awesome Navy Strength Gin. We're going to bring back our incredible 5YR RallyPoint. We're going to put away significantly more barrels than we have in any previous year. And we're going to throw the BEST 630DAY party yet! So come along for the ride, it's going to be a great one this year!
Jan 22, 2018 - 2018 GOOD FOOD AWARDS!
Extremely thrilled to announce that our Expedition Rum was named a 2018 Good Food Award winner!! From their website: "The Good Food Awards celebrate the kind of food we all want to eat: tasty, authentic and responsibly produced. We grant awards to outstanding American food producers and the farmers who provide their ingredients. We host an annual Awards Ceremony and Marketplace in San Francisco to honor the Good Food Award recipients who push their industries towards craftsmanship and sustainability while enhancing our agricultural landscape and building strong communities."
Along with several other MO craft producers (Perennial Artisan Ales, Green Dirt Farm, Patric Chocolate, Blueprint Coffee, & Larder & Cupboard), we are extremely honored to be nationally recognized "for leading the way towards a tasty, authentic and responsible food system. Chosen from over 2,000 entrants, these 199 companies are creating vibrant, delicious, sustainable local food economies."
Cheers to all our fellow winners, and especially to our fellow Missourians! We're honored to be named amongst such wonderful and talented people!
Jan 31, 2018 - THE LIBARY - Pop-Up Cocktail Bar
We're thrilled to announce a new phase in our existence. Starting immediately and running through the entire month of February 2018, we will finally be opening up our distillery tasting room as a cocktail bar!
From 5pm-10pm on all Thursday and Friday evenings for the month of February, our pop-up cocktail bar, "The Library," will be open and offering the most delicious cocktails in town! Each week will be a new set of drinks, all created in-house by our resident "Librarians" (our indomitable sales manager Andrew Spaugh and his multi-talented partner in crime: Andrea Bolt). They handcraft all the infusions, syrups, and mixers we use to create incredible cocktails with our award-winning spirits. There will be cocktails as well as straight pours and build-your-own flights at The Library.
So come out and enjoy the best cocktails in St. Louis, made in the same place as the spirits themselves!