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post #11836 of 14510

Nothing exciting, just a few Heineken's. Too tired to hit the clubs tonight, and I'm still getting over a stomach flu, so no hard liquor for me :(

post #11837 of 14510
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Originally Posted by pocketsquareguy View Post


1.5 oz tequilia blanca. I like one with a "bite" to it and not too smooth
2 tsp of raw Agave syrup. Add more if your limes are a bit bitter. (you can find this near the honey in many grocery stores)
1 oz fresh squeezed lime juice

Shake and then serve over ice.

 

Thank you.  I have the syrup, but have never used it.

 

Cheers....

post #11838 of 14510
Huntsman, why do you use Smirnoff red? You use far more expensive spirits as your well, why not upgrade the vodka. If you can get Tito's in your controlled state I'd check it out. Will not break the bank and it is a very pleasant potato vodka.
post #11839 of 14510
Why not use Aviation as your well gin?
post #11840 of 14510
I guess Hunts would use Smirnoff Black if it was readily available. Since it's not, he wants to stay in the family. wink.gif
post #11841 of 14510
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Why not use Aviation as your well gin?

My samples are on the way and things don't officially change till Thursday. I've never even tried any of their products. blush.gif
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I guess Hunts would use Smirnoff Black if it was readily available. Since it's not, he wants to stay in the family. wink.gif

I don't think it is. wink.gif
post #11843 of 14510
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My samples are on the way and things don't officially change till Thursday. I've never even tried any of their products. blush.gif
I've only tried Aviation.

I requested a sample bottle of whiskey, frontline price is like 490 a six pack. After getting the sample yesterday, found out today we stopped carrying that brand amd are liquidating inventory. In other words, free bottle for ksilk.
post #11844 of 14510
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I've only tried Aviation.

I requested a sample bottle of whiskey, frontline price is like 490 a six pack. After getting the sample yesterday, found out today we stopped carrying that brand amd are liquidating inventory. In other words, free bottle for ksilk.

What whiskey? Not the stuff from House?

If you worked for Southern I could have hooked you up. My old company and the new are making jumps to that house.

What's the credit terms for your accounts?
post #11845 of 14510
Really? The old one? Wow. Around here, at least, I'd have assumed they were happy with who they had.

It was High West Rocky Mountain 16 year.

All beer (and FMB) in Illinois is COD, wine terms for us are net 30.
post #11846 of 14510
I don't get why all these companies go to Southern. With companies like mine, sure we have a smaller footprint, but I actually know everything in my book. SWS? That old brand is going to get lost in that book. House stuff kind of stands out, but those middling-quality brands like your old one? None of those sws reps are even going to know they have it until a retailer asks for it.
post #11847 of 14510
Southern has access to every account in the state. An account could almost due 100% of their business with Southern. You guys don't have access to every account in the state. This really is a BFD. Worst case scenario I can at least get pertinent info on a buyer from the guy at Southern, that won't happen with you. This is particularly true for craft cocktail bars, our bread and butter for on premise. We can't take on Hendricks fully until we have a good depletion base. Once you get that depletion base more money comes in and you can bang up against the big boys in whorish accounts.

Southern has the best national accounts team in the country. Small guys don't.

This is me speculating, bare with me. I think the goal is to sell off the Aviation side and focus primarily on whiskey production. If you think of it as a pump and dump we're going to hit our 2013 number. The 2014 and 2015 numbers are different stories. If you can get a huge cash infusion from the sale of Aviation, it really doesn't matter about the brands future for those years. Caveat emptor and all that jazz. This is particularly true for my old brand. They've worked the brand hard for 3 out of 5 years we've been on the market. The owners are tired and want to move on. There are some other internal things I won't go into in public that makes me think this.

Back to my first point. If Southern, and you know they do, has guys with pull in our target accounts we just buy those guys off. Simple as that.


Edit: the more I think about the sale of Aviation the less likely I think that is true. It wouldn't make that much sense economically. Getting whiskey production high enough to replace the gin is really fucking tough. So why not keep the quick turnaround product so you have yearly revenue.
post #11848 of 14510
Yeah it's actually surprising that more whisky suppliers DON'T make gin or white rum or something to make revenue quick. I imagine it's pretty tough to just sit and watch and wait while your whisky melts away in oak barrels.

And meh. Never have liked southern. Even as a buyer. I get that some people view them as a one stop shop and producers view them as the holy grail to signify that "finally we've arrived," but still, meh.
post #11849 of 14510
You're slowly selling your soul. We'll revisit this topic in 2 years.
post #11850 of 14510
ffffuuuu.gif One $400 Mike's display at a time.
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