The Cost-Nearly-Nothing Distillery Plan

Kick off your distilling enterprise with an eye on costs

Initiate your distilling with a focus on bottling – a strategic move

Inaugurating a distillery isn’t synonymous with sinking funds into a sprawling complex, comprehensive apparatus, or prolonged aging of your beverages.

Embarking on your spirits venture can be smarter and less costly if you start with bottling.

The Basics of Bottling.


Here’s what you need to kickstart your distillery:.

Ethanol: The foundation of your spirits, high-quality ethanol is key.

Softened Potable Water: Verify that the water you use for mixing is fit for drinking and softened for an improved taste profile.

Prestige Flavoring Essences: Choose from an assortment of essences available at to formulate a variety of spirits, whether for limited runs or extensive production.

Bottles: Choose PET plastic bottles for their cost-effectiveness in shipping and robustness.

Caps, Labels, and Boxes: Fundamental for the packing, branding, and mailing of your merchandise.

Production Space and Equipment

You can begin with a small production space. Look into renting space or employing a third-party producer.

A mixing vessel equipped with a stirrer, a fill machine of simple design, a manually operated capping machine, and a basic machine for labeling—or alternatively, hand-labeling—is what you’ll need.

Storage for your products can be as straightforward as using a third-party logistics warehouse or space at home.

Explore comprehensive guidance at The Budget-Savvy Approach to Distillery Startups