News & Updates

November 21, 2017

Brandy Peak Inventory Sale

Brandy Peak closing business sale The brand name, logo and website (established 1994) $35,000 Inventory of aged pear brandy 16 barrels, grape brandy 5 barrels including racks $64,350 Equipment including two, 200-gallon custom L&A process system pot stills approx $50,000 Brandy Peak Website Sales Inquiries contact Lenny Gotter at 503-358-6552 or lennygotter@gmail.com
July 4, 2017

Tequila Company For Sale

Zircon Azul Tequila The brand name “Zircon Azul” tequila (established 2005) Jaime Co. has been in the production and growing of high-end Agave for the tequila industry for over 100 years. Jaime Co. will commit to ensuring consistent quality by using the family historic recipe. Jaime Co. is an established successful operation from the Jaime family Agave fields to Arandas Distillery then on to transport to the U.S. / Mexico border (handled by a broker for M.J. Co.) and on to a bonded warehouse in L.A. Calif. Then on to a Winston (via Sprinter Trucking and storage) warehouse (sanctioned by OLCC) Jaime Co. (and O’Sullivan Dist.) is Licensed for operation by ABC (Alcoholic Board of Calif.), OLCC and Washington State Alcoholic Board. […]
June 4, 2017

Equity Crowdfunding from Indiegogo.com

Fundraising when you own a small business can be a difficult task. Owners often spend their time running the business and trying to keep the doors open day after day. When they do go to look for financing, they don’t realize how time-consuming looking for money can be. If you have a business that grosses less than $1 million, investors can be scarce and hard-to-find. I’ve often heard that it’s easier to raise $5 million than it is to raise $500,000. Most of the time, entrepreneurs end up relying on friends and family for investment, or they end up hiring someone to help them secure financing. Crowdfunding has been around for a few years now to help smaller businesses raise […]
May 17, 2017

Eastside Distilling Acquires Controlling Stake in Big Bottom Distilling

Lenny Gotter Consulting brokered this sale between Big Bottom Distilling and the company I previously owned, Eastside Distilling.   PORTLAND, Ore., May 1, 2017 /PRNewswire/ —  Eastside Distilling, Inc. (OTCQB: ESDI) (“Eastside” or the “Company”), today announced the acquisition of a majority stake in Big Bottom Distilling (“BBD”), a Hillsboro, Oregon-based distiller of award winning and super premium gins, whiskeys, brandies, rum, and vodka. BBD was founded by Ted Pappas, a past president of the Oregon Distillers Guild. BBD will continue to operate as a distinct business entity and produce spirits in collaboration with Eastside’s Master Distiller and EVP of Operations, Melissa “Mel” Heim. Eastside intends to place BBD’s craft spirits into joint distribution, on a selective basis, with Portland […]
April 27, 2017

Squarrel Square Barrels

I have been in the industry for almost a decade now. I have always liked to experiment and try new methods and think outside the box to get the best flavors and best products.  At the at the American Distillers Institute conference this year I found Squarrel Square Barrels, a new product that will allow loads of flexibility in aging with oak. The product is a stainless steel frame with a dozen oak staves inserted into the sides. The staves are cross cut to allow the alcohol to move into the wood more quickly. This allows you to use a barrel-type shape without the costs and hassle of barrels. I don’t see this as a long-term aging solution but for finishing wine, spirits or […]
April 13, 2017

American Distilling Institute Annual Spirits Conference Review

The 2017 American Distillers Institute annual convention had some excellent seminars as well as some very interesting new products. Equity crowdfunding, choosing the right still for your production and exploring exporting were some of our favorite sessions and computer controlled stills as small as 13 gallons and square barrels were our favorites in the equipment/uber nerd category. Choosing the right still for your production was a breakout session by John McKee founder of Headframe Spirits, Matt Haney owner of Hillbilly Stills and Ben Lyon cofounder, distiller of Lyon Distilling. This was a discussion of the differences between pot stills, reflux columns and hybrid pots as well as batch versus continuous processing. Not only were the types of distillates discussed but extensive data of quality over […]