The amount to open a distillery can differ depending on how fast you wish to develop, but usually around $3-5M is the typical. The truth depends on just how you define success. For some people the answer would be somewhere in between $100k and a million, at least. But this is subjective and there is no right or wrong answer. Just keep in mind that most entrepreneurs fail along the way.For more information, visit their website at Albany distillery.
There are several different legal requirements for opening a distillery, such as building permits, zoning, liquor licenses, taxes, licenses to transfer alcohol, and many more. The distiller will have to abide by all of these laws and many more as they become stricter. Another legal requirement would be to formulate a plan for distillation, and plan to produce at least 10% of the distillation output of the distillery. Many states have additional requirements when it comes to alcohol content, such as sanitary conditions, labeling, bottling, and so forth.
If you have a passion for distilling your own alcohol, then a distillery might be a great choice for you. Of course, if you feel distilling your own alcohol would be too complex, then you may want to consider vodka or gin. Either way, distilling your own alcohol can be done quite easily and produces great tasting liquor. Just keep in mind that the higher alcohol content means a higher cost.
Spiritopia Albany | Spirits and Wine Tasting Room
333 W 1st Ave, Albany, OR 97321