Master Chef Victor Matthews will schedule private sessions with craft spirits producers for aroma and taste analysis of their distilled spirit. Chef Matthews will provide notes on aromatic and taste components and will recommend food pairings and compatible cocktail ingredients.
Following introductory remarks, the panelists will engage session attendees in a discussion of critical decision points, process pitfalls--and best practices--in new construction and expansion specifically for distilled spirits production facilities.
Jason Hevelone, , CopperMuse Distillery
Scott Moore, NCARB Certified Architect, Dalkita Construction
The panel will discuss do’s and don’ts for obtaining financing for distilleries in Colorado, including best practices in preparing presentations to potential lenders and investors, lending and investment sources in Colorado, and examples from the “real world” of financing options typically available in the industry. Roundtable Q&A will follow.
Sean Smiley (Moderator), Owner and Head Distiller, State 38 Distilling
Andrew Martin, Vice President, Commercial Banking, Vectra Bank Colorado
Trish Rogers, Chair, Business Section, Moye White
Margaret Havran, Loan Officer, Colorado Lending Source
This session addresses the ground game for your company's distribution strategy (see morning Distribution session). Panelists will highlight challenges and some favored practices for your work with independent liquor stores, bars, restaurants, and distribution companies. How to promote your business status in the community and support your tasting room will be explored. Social media and other marketing tools also will be discussed in relation to the product ambassador. Round-table participation will be stressed.
Current Federal and State Legislative and Regulatory Issues for the Distilled Spirits Industry—Policies and Strategies for Craft Spirits Producers in the Western Region
Sponsored by the Distilled Spirits Council, the national trade association representing the leading producers and marketers of distilled spirits in the United States.
Held in cooperation with the Colorado and New Mexico Distilled Spirits Guilds
Flash Consultations with Moye White
Complimentary, one-on-one meetings (reserved directly with Moye White) to continue the discussions with individual companies from the New Facility Construction and Expansion and the Financing Business Growth and Expansion sessions.