Customer Spotlight: Eastern Kille Distillery

Getting Started

Steve VanderPol, co-founder and distiller at Eastern Kille Distillery, found his love of craft distilling in the same place FIVE x 5 Solutions found its start – Stranahan’s Colorado Whiskey, in Denver. “I drove past Stranahan's every day on my way to work and eventually stopped in to take a tour,” Steve recalled of his time in Denver five years ago. “That’s where I fell in love with the concept of craft distilling and thought maybe if I move back to Michigan that I could bring that concept with me.”

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Customer Spotlight: Distillery 031

Customer Spotlight: Distillery 031

Before talking to Andrew Rall, founder and distiller at Distillery 031 in Durban, South Africa, I did a quick Google search to figure out the time difference. I was catching him at the tail end of his day to get to know the distillery's journey, the challenges they were faced with starting up, as well as those he was encountering today as they grow. What once started 12 years ago as an idea among friends and sugar cane has evolved into trying to break into new markets, new products and find more efficiencies. 

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Customer Spotlight: Detroit City Distillery

Customer Spotlight: Detroit City Distillery

Walking into The Whiskey Factory at Detroit City Distillery was completely unlike my last visit two years ago – with more equipment, more barrels, and more people in a beautiful new event space, it was like a completely different distillery. I was excited to hear about what the team had been up to, and what they had planned for the future.

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