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things that are making you happy

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by globetrotter, Feb 14, 2008.

  1. Bhowie

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    Rum, the original American spirit.

    Gin, a wonderful lost American craft.


    Fuck vodka. That's a filtration, not distillation game. More machines mo' problems. Ain't nobody need that.
     
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  3. Piobaire

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    Last I checked gin is flavoured vodka. Same proposition. Quick Google: http://www.waytogoidaho.com/

     
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    Plus nobody wants an upstart negotiate*fucking autocorrect.

    The production to market time is higher so there is an increased cost. Consumers of spirits generally have terrible pallets, so a locally produced product at a competitive price is a really good option. Wine market is really crowded. My thoughts aren't organized coherently there are many reasons not to take wi e to market.
     
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    I suppose Gin is the safest bet. No, or hardly any, aging and sort of easy to make (I guess).
     
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    And sparkling wine is champagne. A square is a special kind of rectangle, but you knew that. ;)
     
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    BTW, I added one of you assholes on Facebook.
     
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    In reality, contract distilling is most likely the easiest way to go, and perhaps would be less capital intensive.
    But if you really want to produce something.... something special, something handcrafted, something beautiful.... well it's pretty hard to do that when you can only affect the final 10% of the product.

    And besides, it wouldn't make sense to say "buy this totally mediocre vodka, it's only the 97th brand you'll have in the store with good packaging... oh by the way we totally have some good stuff in barrels if you don't mind buying this naaty shit for 3 years."
     
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    Agreed it's not the best way but I was just spit balling with you guys to get a way for some cash flow while boot strapping up. Just from some fast Google-fu it would seem this is a viable path while getting your real premium stuff going.
     
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    It's certainly a thought and one that many people follow through with. To me it's never made sense, but that might be because I've never been a purely "show me the money" kinda guy. Why dilute your brand before you have even been able to build it?
     
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    Fuck "premium". The perception of premium and a legit sales force is what you need. Once you have a decent sales record find bigger money to get thy marketing budget you need. Grow, grow, grow. I'm a firm believer in brand building the old fashioned way. There have been many, many brands that money was thrown at them that didn't work.


    My little kwilk is all grown up. He doesn't have a souls and he knows what he is talking about.
     
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    Velocity of cash. As you guys have already figured it's tough to run a business for three years while sitting on 100% of your inventory during that time.
     
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    farting in the bathtub is no laughing matter.

    and ya'll bitches can come talk to me when you dont even eat bacon not ever and you cant roll on shabbos.
     
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    I'm with piob on that point.
     
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    Ultimat Vodka. Was at a big wine and food tasting event a few years ago and these guys have a "premium" sales force present telling everyone it's so good because they use "all three grains." I read the label and they use wheat, rye, and potato. It really bummed the pretty girls in tight skirts with vapid stares out when I told them that potato is not a grain. 100% true story.
     
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    Ultimat was a failure for many different reasons.
     
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    First, that bottle is fucking RIDICULOUS.
     
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    You could really kill someone with it.
     
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    Why do you think Kyle lives in Indiana? Hint: they don't have an extradition treaty with South Dakota.
     
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    Ultimat is also a prime example of money thrown at a brand.
     

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