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Navigating the People Side of Running a Successful Distillery

Navigating the people side of running a successful distillery can be challenging. Learn how the Loch & Union distillery has handled the personnel, partnerships, and investment aspect of successful distillery operations.

At the end of the day, a successful distillery is a reflection of the people involved. From investors, to employees, to business partners, a distillery owner needs to know how to cultivate relationships and manage people to truly grow a great distillery.
Listen to Loch & Union as they share how they’ve built a great distillery by building great relationships.

Podcast topics:

00:44 Why the right investors are critical to a successful distillery
3:11 How owning a distillery changes you over time
4:55 Why running a distillery is like a family
6:07 Developing great distillery employees
8:26 Working with partners to scale a distillery

Evelyn Cook, CPA specializes in helping spirits companies scale their business. Through her Tools to Thrive business planning framework, she is able to identify financial obstacles to growth as well as to help owners make the best decisions for long term sustainable growth.  To learn more about how Evelyn can help you grow your spirits business, please call (916) 724-1665 or email

Cook CPA Group provides the following services tailored for distilleries:

  • Business Planning
  • Corporate and Personal Tax
  • Financial and Operational Accounting
  • Strategic Consulting
  • Part-time CFO Services