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Bainbridge Organic Distillers takes the process of crafting spirits to the next level. Our 100% raw organic ingredients are sourced regionally, then milled and distilled on-site, where saltwater air and maritime microclimate imparts the unique character of Bainbridge Island.
The market for spirits is evergreen, with the niche of craft spirits in particular outpacing the alternatives. Craft spirits experienced a volume gain of 8% in 2020, while the non-craft sector grew by only 5%. By 2025, this gap is poised to expand even more as the craft spirits industry is predicting a 21% CAGR, compared to an estimated 4% growth for non-craft products.*
Founded by a master distiller with over 35 years of experience marketing the world's most recognized spirit brands, Bainbridge Organic Distillers has assembled a team of experts aged in the industry. Their dedication to craftsmanship, combined with Bainbridge’s grain-to-glass approach has quickly garnered worldwide attention and recognition, including numerous international awards.
*Market information provided by Forbes (source)
Born out of our desire to design premium products according to old-school methodologies, Bainbridge Organic is a craft spirits distillery inspired by tradition as much as taste.
Rather than rely on the latest manufacturing technology or marketing gimmicks to build our brand, Bainbridge has chosen to focus on creating top-shelf spirits that appeal to aficionados. As a result of our efforts, each of our whiskey, gin, and vodka formulas expresses its own unique homegrown character, and features a rare taste profile harkening to a bygone era.
The Problem & Our Solution
The whiskey and spirits market is saturated with infinite options ranging from small bespoke brands to trendy celebrity-owned operations. However, in the race to corner market share, our perception is that many companies have lost touch with the art of crafting a quality product. As a result, many of today’s popular spirits are being produced on a contract basis by anonymous bulk distilleries.
As an antidote to much of the noise and haste that is currently cluttering the industry, Bainbridge Organic Distillers has chosen to take the production of spirits back to its roots. Our small-batch grain-to-glass process is one of traditional craftsmanship, combining organic ingredients and nostalgic methods from the turn of the last century.
Our wheat grain is grown from specially-sourced seeds that were selectively bred over 50 years ago and archived by local agriculture colleges. We also use simple, natural yeasts and enzymes from a time before genetic and synthetic engineering. Bainbridge eschews any quick process techniques, knowing that there is no substitute for slow aging. Our spirits are allowed to mature in due time, at the discretion of our master distiller.
The Market & Our Traction
Bainbridge’s primary product - whiskey - is a key player in the American craft spirits scene, commanding more than a third of the market share at 36%. However, despite its popularity, we believe that we’re one of few brands devoting the time and attention to creating an organic product for true connoisseurs. Collectively, our six organic whiskies have received dozens of awards for their taste and quality at the international competition level, and our gin and vodka products have been similarly recognized.
In addition to our multi-state distribution, Bainbridge Organic Distillers has recently secured placement of core products in California Safeway locations, starting with the Northern California market in 2022, with planned expansions into Southern California in 2023. Given that California ranks #1 in the nation for alcohol sales, we expect that this partnership could effectively double sales for our brand.
After nearly 13 years in business, and a track record of success and prestige in the industry, Bainbridge Organic Distillers has cultivated important trade relationships and earned the reputation of being a dynamic, award-winning brand. Having laid the foundation with our accomplishments, we believe that the time to expand production, distribution, and market visibility is now.
With this in mind, we are looking for enthusiast investors to help us increase our capacity, meet consumer demand, and introduce even more world-class craft spirit products. Be part of the Bainbridge family by investing with us today.
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Bainbridge Organic Distillers is a family-owned spirits distillery which has been in operation since 2009. Located on Bainbridge Island in the heart of Puget Sound, we have created a portfolio of award-winning USDA Certified Organic craft spirits that use farm-grown grains, matured to perfection in the unique maritime climate of the Washington coast.
Keith Barnes is the Founder, President and Master Distiller of Bainbridge Organic Distillers, Founded in 2008 and beginning operations in 2009. Bainbridge Organic Distillers is the first USDA Certified Organic distillery in Washington state, and one of a very small number of completely organic distillery operations world-wide. Keith is responsible for the development of the Bainbridge Distiller’s product line and branding which includes several whiskies that continue to earn the title “World’s Best” in the most prestigious international spirits competitions. Bainbridge Organic Distillers Yama Mizunara Cask Whiskey has won the title Best American Grain Whiskey 5 times and been named Craft Whiskey Of The Year by Whiskey Advocate Magazine. The distillery’s Battle Point line has been named World’s Best Wheat Whiskey 6 times its vodka has been named World’s Best Vodka twice.
Keith Barnes is also a working and founding partner of Motive Marketing Group, established in 2003, working exclusively with spirits, wine and beer producers, marketers and retailers. Motive specializes in branding, in-store marketing, packaging, display and shopper marketing for spirits and beverage alcohol, the company’s clients include some of the world’s top 10 Spirits Companies, such as Pernod Ricard, William Grant & Sons, 5th Generation (Tito’s), William Grant & Sons, Bacardi, Moët Hennessy, Brown Forman, more than other 100 leading and smaller brands, national spirits distributors and retail chains.
Prior to his role at Motive Keith Barnes was a founding partner, Creative Director and Strategic Director at Now Corporation. The company, founded in 1996, specialized in branding and marketing at retail, and shopper marketing. Keith headed Now Corporation’s beverage alcohol division which included clients Diageo, Allied Domecq, Seagram’s and Southern Wine & Spirits. Now Corporation was formed by a merger of Barnes & Associates and the company PrintSource. Now Corporation was the progenitor of Motive Marketing Group.
In 1986 Keith Barnes founded Barnes & Associates, a full-service advertising agency focusing on consumer goods. It was here that Keith gained his first experience in beverage and beverage alcohol marketing working for Seagram’s, Portland Brewing Company, Canadian Glacier Water, Winterbrook Beverage Group (now National Beverage Corp), Bookwalter Winery, Thomas Kemper Brewing Company and Thomas Kemper Soda Company.
Following Escoffier Kim formed a start-up called Veraki. Veraki was a personal growth app intended to teach users mindfulness tools as part of their daily routines.
After Veraki, Kim went back to her roots of finance and accounting as a consulting CFO for business in various stages of growth. She is able to leverage her start-up experience along with her other finance and operations experiences to partner with companies as they seek to grow and expand their operations.
FPS is solely owned by Casa Lumbre which has success stories including Milagro Tequila developed for William Grant & Sons, Blackened Whiskey developed for the band Metallica, Avion Tequila developed for Pernod Ricard and Teremana Tequila developed for Dwayne Johnson. Mike is Sales Director at FPS, responsible for navigating a growing list of a-List celebrities and international spirits companies through the complex processes of brand innovation, product design and formulation, packaging and production, go to market strategies and distribution management.
Prior to his role at FPS Mike was Vice President National Accounts for independent global spirits producer William Grant & Sons US operation 2006 -2020. Mike used his deep skill set in market planning, customer experience, training and development and due diligence to strengthen business relationships and develop new sales opportunities and initiatives with key company accounts comprising the largest spirits retailers in the US, Walmart, Target, Costco, Total Wine & More, Kroger, BevMo! and many others.
Prior to that Mike held the position of Vice President Corporate Off Premise for Allied Domecq Spirits & Wine North America 2003-2006, the British-based spirits and wine company. Mike worked with key national accounts and anchor distributors to establish Allied Domecq as their "First Choice Supplier" in the category of flavored spirits which included Stoli's flavored portfolio, and the creation and introduction of the innovative Malibu Rum brand which essentially created the flavored rum category.
Prior to his current position Terry was Director of Sales and Merchandising for Grocery Outlet between 2010 and 2014, where he created relationships with Owner-Operators in creation and implementation of best practices to meet corporate and Owner-Operator goals, managed multiple store regions, and collaborated in the creation of new marketing, merchandising, and cost reduction initiatives.
Between 1999 and 2010 Terry during his tenure with Safeway Inc., Terry advanced rapidly as Director of Alcoholic Beverages 1999-2002, Corporate Director of Alcoholic Beverages 2002-2006, Corporate Director of Seafood 2006-2008, and Director of Lifestyle and Concept Development 2008-2010.
This deep and varied experience set coupled with his positive outlook and can-do attitude has allowed Terry to create success for customers, producers, distributors, suppliers and his own retail operation, building on past success and always striving to take it to the next level.
Between 2019-2021 Shane was National Sales Manager - Spirits for Foley Family Vineyards. Shane directed sales teams in all channels while focusing on distributor management in the development of business plans for the Horse Soldier Bourbon brand. Shane led the pre-planning/budgeting for Foley of Horse Soldier activities in all markets, including volume planning, spending initiatives, and objectives while ensuring senior distributor management commitment to the brand's goals and initiatives.
At William Grant & Sons between 2010-2019 Shane experienced accelerated growth starting as District Manager California Chains in 2010, promoted to National Accounts Manager, Off-Premise West Chains in 2011, then promoted to Region Manager California and Hawaii in 2016. There he worked with sales teams in all channels, oversaw distributor management, lead pre-planning and budgeting of all WGS activity in the market including volume planning, spending initiatives, Maintain and analyzed Region performance in order to ensure WGS goals are achieved.
Between 2003-2010 Shane advanced through positions at Young's Market Company, Starting as Sales Representative/Merchandiser in 2003, advancing to District Manager South Orange County in 2005, Field Manager of Orange and San Diego Counties in 2006, Director of Merchandising Southern California in 2008 and Account Executive Southern California Chains in 2009.
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Invitation to a quarterly phone call and annual meeting (online).
Lifetime 10% discount on all purchases from Bainbridge merchandise, not including taxes and shipping fees + Each item from the previous perk tier.
Lifetime of tastings for you and up to 3 guests of our core line of spirits in our tasting room + Each item from previous perk tiers.
One week early access to all special releases + Each item from previous perk tiers.
Participation in the selection of a single cask of whiskey to be bottled and sold to the public as Shareholders Select + Each item from previous perk tiers.
Spend a day with our President and Master Distiller, including lunch (or dinner) + Each item from previous perk tiers.
Receive an invitation to join our board of advisors + Each item from previous perk tiers.
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Bainbridge will offer 10% additional bonus shares for all investments that are committed by investors that are eligible for the StartEngine Crowdfunding Inc. OWNer's bonus.
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This 10% Bonus is only valid during the investors' eligibility period. Investors eligible for this bonus will also have priority if they are on a waitlist to invest and the company surpasses its maximum funding goal. They will have the first opportunity to invest should room in the offering become available if prior investments are canceled or fail.
Investors will receive the highest single bonus they are eligible for among the bonuses based on the amount invested and time of offering elapsed (if any). Eligible investors will also receive the Owner’s Bonus in addition to the aforementioned bonus.
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