5 Liquor Company Success Stories [2022]

5 Liquor Company Success Stories [2022]
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Here are some real life success stories of starting a liquor company:

1. Wolf Spirit Distillery ($3.6M/year)

Umberto Luchini (from Eugene, Oregon, USA) started Wolf Spirit Distillery over 5 years ago.

$300K / month
1 founders / 5 employees
Eugene, Oregon, USA

Case Study

My name is Umberto Luchini, and I am the founder and proprietor of Wolf Spirit Distillery, which crafts Blood x Sweat x Tears vodka, and imports Tom of Finland Organic Vodka. Our distillery is based in Eugene, OR (in a former laundromat).

We created Blood x Sweat x Tears for misfits: people who are pursuing their own dreams. I am one of those people: I walked away from a very comfortable CMO job with a multi-national liquor company to found Wolf Spirit, which is named in honor of that kind of independence. I had become a misfit in the corporate world and needed to follow my own path. The first two years were -- I assure you -- almost all blood, sweat, and tears; but now, in our third year, we are off to the races: in the first six months of the year our vodkas became available in 23 states, and by the end of the year we should be in 40, and in important chain stores such as Total Wine and WalMart. Just to put that into context, that type of growth usually takes 4 years.


2. BeatBox Beverages ($24M/year)

Justin Fenchel (from Austin, Texas, USA) started BeatBox Beverages over 9 years ago.

$2M / month
5 founders / 60 employees
Austin, Texas, USA

Case Study

Hey! My name is Justin Fenchel, and I am a co-founder and CEO at BeatBox Beverages out of Austin, TX.


3. Liquor Authority

Liquor Authority is a division of Alcoholic Beverage Control Law built-in 1934 to provide protection, health, welfare, and safety. They issue the alcoholic license and permits through Alcoholic Beverage Control Law. They work with local law enforcement agencies and local communities to act against individuals who violate the law.

  • Website traffic: 60K/month
  • Business rank: #573

Check out their full website ➜

4. Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board

The state created Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board to sell liquor and beverages as realtors and wholesalers legally. Moreover, their purpose is to promote alcoholic education and maximize social drinking responsibility. They manufacture, import, sell, distribute, and dispose of liquor.

  • Business rank: #2.83K

Check out their full website ➜

5. Diageo

  • Website traffic: 270K/month
  • Business rank: #83.3K

Check out their full website ➜

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