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Once you finally figure out how to sell this shit across state lines let me know how I can order some from California.

7/13/2014 10:26:31 PM

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^ You send me some money, I buy it, I ship it to you without telling anyone.

7/15/2014 11:32:23 AM

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(not a lawyer)

^ then both of you get arrested. Or at least one of you do. There are major laws about moving in any method alcohol across state lines. States want their taxes.

7/15/2014 8:58:42 PM

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Still waiting on federal permits.... expect approval in the next 2 weeks. If you missed out on kickstarter items, they are now available online:

http://www.raleighrumcompany.com/store-1.html

Hope to have tours and tastings by end of year.

10/17/2014 3:51:15 PM

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So noticed they are offering beer and wine tasting at the state fair. We gonna see rum/liquor tasting next year?

10/20/2014 2:20:10 PM

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We've all said that we would like to have a booth - no clue as to the cost or logistics.

I will be looking into it next year if it makes sense.

10/20/2014 2:21:43 PM

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^^sweet, did not know that. NC is at least progressing (in some ways)
^what happened with that bill? I'm a very anti-ABC person. CHINGA LA ABC

10/21/2014 10:17:08 AM

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Quote :
"CHINGA LA ABC"


+1

10/21/2014 10:18:51 AM

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Quote :
"^what happened with that bill? I'm a very anti-ABC person. CHINGA LA ABC"


http://www.ncleg.net/gascripts/BillLookUp/BillLookUp.pl?Session=2013&BillID=H842

They never got to it this past short session... maybe next year

10/21/2014 10:30:30 AM

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Federal permit has arrived. NC permit only takes a few days. We should be distilling our first batches of rum this month!!!

11/7/2014 11:17:20 AM

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11/7/2014 3:16:04 PM

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How long did it finally take to get the federal permit

11/8/2014 1:04:03 PM

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Just over 4 months. 4 months of paying rent, bond, insurance, utilities (including improvements of plumbing & electrical), and for equipment that we couldn't touch, but had to have before submitting paperwork. They do not make it easy to survive as a small startup

11/8/2014 2:49:13 PM

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So now you have to jack up rum prices for everyone.

Thanks Obama.

11/8/2014 2:50:17 PM

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Congrats!

11/9/2014 10:06:34 AM

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Quote :
"^ You send me some money, I buy it, I ship it to you without telling anyone."


Yeah, there's no cops or SBI agents that are members of this forum Derek.

If you do something illegal, at least have the sense to not be open about it.

[Edited on November 9, 2014 at 8:26 PM. Reason : .]

11/9/2014 8:22:45 PM

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Congrats on the permit.

11/10/2014 10:11:10 AM

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Thread's making me thirsty! Congrats guys!

11/10/2014 11:09:05 AM

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We ordered some rum yeast for initial recipe crafting. It comes in kilograms. We have made an official company decision to refer to all yeast orders in terms of "__ kilos of yayo".

11/18/2014 2:35:46 PM

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We are officially in production mode. Have 4 batches to be complete this week and from those we will be selecting our final recipe.

1/13/2015 12:11:17 PM

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i will take all the reject batches

1/13/2015 12:16:03 PM

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how many kilos of yayo have ordered?

1/13/2015 1:49:16 PM

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How long are you going to age the rum?

1/13/2015 3:05:51 PM

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^^ 2 kilos of yayo was used for testing recipes.

We are ordering 20 more kilos which should last us a month or two of full production.


^ The white rum, not long. Just some oak chip treatment and basic oxidation for a week or two to smooth it out and get it on the shelf. We have to get something into the stores ASAP or we will be sunk before we've even started.

The spiced/aged rum to come later will mature as long as we feasibly can. We plan on proper barrel aging at least 500 gallons for 1-2 years - this will be a limited release.




[Edited on January 13, 2015 at 3:09 PM. Reason : aged]

1/13/2015 3:06:30 PM

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http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2015/02/01/rum-is-back-but-put-the-coke-down.html?source=TDB&via=FB_Page

2/2/2015 11:12:26 AM

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After many years of drinking it and trying to like it, I've come to determine that I actually HATE rum. I don't hate the taste; it's fine for the most part- even really enjoyable if it's aged or expensive. It's the effect it has on me. Overall, I really hate the cheap buzz that it provides and how quickly it wears off. I can drink a ton of the stuff all night and it gives me the feeling of being hungover the entire time I'm drinking it. Not sure what it is, as I've tried some really expensive and fine rums, but it's my least favorite alcohol to drink. If I never have another MaiTai, it'll be too soon.

2/2/2015 11:55:02 AM

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try some ron zacapa - it's a good sipping rum

2/2/2015 12:35:48 PM

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Rum is the only liquor I'll sip.

^ I, too, love Ron Zacapa. I also want to branch out and try some other nicer rums...but nice cocktail bars usually stick to the bourbons and scotches when going high-end. There was a nice rum bar in downtown Asheville when we went up there for our anniversary, but only had enough time for one cocktail.

2/2/2015 1:06:45 PM

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I've had Ron Zacapa and other expensive/premium rums. IDK what it is, but I just feel horrible whenever I drink the stuff and I can't really figure out why. Vodka, bourbon/whiskey, and tequila work just fine, so I'll stick to those. FWIW gin doesn't do it for me either.

2/2/2015 2:00:46 PM

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Could be the specific congeners you find in rum as a by-product of the distillation of molasses wash. A general rule is that the darker the spirit, the greater the potential hangover. Maybe if you just stick to white rums, you'll be better off, but won't really be able to do any sipping.

Our white rum is going to be near a clear vodka. It's going through a 6 plate reflux still and we have it coming out at about 85% through the hearts of the run, it's clean and you get some sweetness from the molasses. We may do a second distillation of it as well to make it even more refined. It won't be as smooth as something that is aged in oak (we are in a rush to get the white on shelves right now), but it will be fine for any sort of mixing.

I am pushing to do a "silver rum" as a white rum with added natural flavors to make it sweeter and include some hints of vanilla, right now we only have label approval for a straight white rum that we cannot add anything too. If we add anything post distillation, then it is basically a 3 month federal review period before we can sell it. Spiced will probably take a priority before the silver.

2/23/2015 12:47:03 PM

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It doesn't give me a hangover, really. It just gives me a cheap, short lived buzz that isn't all that enjoyable. I think I'm just sensitive to refined sugars.

2/23/2015 5:49:21 PM

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Then there is no hope for you.


...But buy our rum, regardless.

2/23/2015 8:09:46 PM

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Applying labels... we thought it would be easy with a simple manual rolling machine. It is not.

3/19/2015 12:46:51 PM

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Anyone with experience with reverse osmosis systems? We have a 200GPD setup, used, but we got all new filters and it leaks like crazy plus doesn't put out near 200GPD. Could use a hand before we trash it and buy brand new.

3/23/2015 10:41:49 PM

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if i remember right, on how expensive those things are, id be very suprised the manufacturer wont help out.

Further, sure its not 200gph or day? Thought they were pretty beefy to be able to output a lot.

3/24/2015 10:41:34 PM

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It's not much diff than what you would see someone running in for a large aquarium. Just a series of filters. Think we got the help we need... Thanks

3/25/2015 11:20:30 AM

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thought you might be interested in this

http://durhamnewsservicemainfeed.blogspot.com/2015/03/distilleries-hope-to-sell-direct.html

3/26/2015 12:42:49 PM

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Yes, it would be amazing to get that passed within the year so we could sell a bottle to anyone that comes by for a tour & tasting.

ABC warehouse is waiting for our first shipment - labels actually came incorrect, so we are now delayed for a week until we get the revised ones.


If we aren't on shelves by mid-April - then I may go crazy.

3/27/2015 2:07:53 PM

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Delivery to ABC warehouse is tomorrow, then it is up to the ABC Store GMs to place their orders (we will of course be calling and meeting with them to encourage this).

May very likely be on shelves in the local area by the end of the week!

4/12/2015 8:16:15 PM

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Congrats - long time coming

4/12/2015 8:43:30 PM

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Thank you!

Looks like the first store we will be in will be Angier this week, then Durham stores next week, and we are meeting with Wake this week, fingers crossed that we can get in all local stores ASAP. We'll be reaching out to other counties this week as well, but we want to balance sales with production so as to not have a supply shortage right out of the gate.

Oh hell, what am I saying, if it all sells within the month, we will ramp up production to match

4/14/2015 2:14:13 PM

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This Guy Says He Can Make 20-Year-Old Rum in 6 Days
http://www.wired.com/2015/04/lost-spirits/

4/14/2015 5:23:40 PM

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^^ Woot! Will def go look for it in Angier this weekend then

4/14/2015 10:21:35 PM

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They may be sold out by tomorrow afternoon, but we'll see. They should get another case or 2 next week.

4/16/2015 8:18:17 PM

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Spotted on shelf at Cameron Village ABC

4/21/2015 1:24:00 PM

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Sold out at Cameron Village and Avent Ferry, they should get another shipment from the warehouse next week. Please let your favorite bar know that we are finally available


We'll have a spot at Brewgaloo this Saturday - I won't be able to be there personally, but a partner and some friends will be manning the table. Stop by and grab a drink if you come out

4/23/2015 3:20:23 PM

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http://abc11.com/business/made-from-scratch-rum-distilled-in-raleigh/698370/

5/5/2015 5:39:48 PM

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http://www.wral.com/far-reaching-alcohol-bill-gets-tentative-nod-from-state-house/14687636/

6/4/2015 9:59:55 AM

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It is just waiting to be signed into law at this point, which should be very soon

We will be able to sell one bottle per year to each person who attends a tour at the distillery.

6/4/2015 4:21:00 PM

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just bought my first RRC bottle last night at the Sandy Forks abc store

6/7/2015 8:55:28 AM

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