Anyone that follows the distilled spirits world knows that a lot of startups work with other distilleries to get young or aged spirits from another distillery. This way, when the craft distillery opens its doors, it has something to sell and cash coming in the door from day one. A lot of those startups work with the MGP Distillery in Lawrenceburg, Indiana, best known as the old Seagram’s Distillery.
MGP Lowers Minimum Order Size for Proprietary Mashbills
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Craft distillers who want to explore or launch new brands now have additional support from MGP. According to MGP Vice President of Alcohol Sales and Marketing David Dykstra, “The company has reduced its minimum order for proprietary mash bills to 250 barrels from the previous 1,000-barrel requirement.” This is the first time that number has changed since 2012.
In addition to lowering the minimum order, MGP will allow customers to “pool” orders with other distillers to fulfill the 250-barrel requirement.
“Offering this additional flexibility to customers is yet another way that MGP helps develop exceptional brands, whether our experts are creating a new mash bill or providing an existing mash bill ready for a distinctive finish,” Dykstra said.
MGP also offers a customized entry proof and the option to use either new or used barrels. A customer also can opt to store product in an MGP rack house when it is ready to age.
“We’re full-service and fully committed to partnerships that benefit our customers of all sizes,” Dykstra said.
The minimum order for the standard MGP mash bills is 4 barrels or 1 tote.