My wife Debra and I have created the first Scottish Style Distillery on the Isle of Whidbey in the Pacific Northwest. We are looking for your help to raise $30,000 to fund the spirit ingredients and additional materials required to help create our spirits. With your help we will be able to launch Cadée Distillery, offering a selection of Vodka, Gin and a selection of Whiskies. You can be part of this incredible journey and help us create a local business, supporting local people, and selling a handcrafted Whidbey product globally.
For your contribution we are offering gifts related to our brand ranging from the first batch of spirits in full production (we have been testing and creating profiles) to a selection of t-shirts, whiskey glasses, and hats, as well as invitations to tasting events. If we do not reach our full goal we will simply offer less product to start in the market and build the business from that point. This is the first phase in our journey.
We have launched multiple businesses over the years (we are old), some very successful, some not so. All were key business and life lessons for us to learn from and subsequently make better decisions. We have full licensing and approval for the distillery and we anticipate a launch date in September 2015.
In the meantime we are actively operating the business in Clinton, Washington on Whidbey Island. We have the tasting room ready to go, equipment in place to create, and bottles waiting to be filled. We know some of you will not be able to contribute financially, but you can still help to get the word out and make some noise about our campaign.