Red Eye Louie's

#LIFEBLENDED

Red Eye Louie's

#LIFEBLENDED

Birmingham, AL
Food & Beverage
Red Eye Louie’s is a family run spirits company based out of Birmingham, AL. Our three award winning brands, Vodquila, Rumquila, and Whisquila, bring out our most adventurous selves! Red Eye Louie’s spirits are meant to be enjoyed neat but are also delicious in cocktails.

$179,972

raised
346
Investors
$15M
Valuation
$1.00
Price per Share
$250.00
Min. Investment
Common
Shares Offered
Equity
Offering Type
$1.07M
Offering Max
Reg CF
Offering

$179,972

raised
346
Investors
$15M
Valuation
$1.00
Price per Share
$250.00
Min. Investment
Common
Shares Offered
Equity
Offering Type
$1.07M
Offering Max
Reg CF
Offering

Rewards

Get rewarded for investing more into Red Eye Louie's:

$250+
Investment
StartEngine Owner’s Bonus
This offering is eligible for the StartEngine Owner’s 10% Bonus program. For details on this program, please see the Offering Summary section below.
$500+
Investment
Tier 1
Awesome Red Eye Louie’s stickers that you can put on EVERYTHING!
$1,000+
Investment
Tier 2
One Limited Edition Vodquila 50 ml Glass replica, one Red Eye Louie’s t-shirt and stickers
$5,000+
Investment
Tier 3
One Limited Edition Vodquila 50 ml Glass replica, one Box of Red Eye Louie’s golf balls, one T-shirt.
$10,000+
Investment
Tier 4
5% Bonus Shares, One Limited Edition Vodquila 50 ml Glass replica, one box of Red Eye Louie’s golf balls, and one Red Eye Louie’s Polo.
$50,000+
Investment
Tier 5
10% Bonus Shares, two Red Eye Louie’s Polo shirts, one box of golf balls, two Limited Edition Vodquila 50 ml Glass replica, and one 750ml Bottle of Vodquila, signed by Founder & CEO Chander Arora.
$100,000+
Investment
Tier 6
15% Bonus Shares, 2 Red Eye Louie’s Polo shirts, 2 boxes of golf balls, four Limited Edition Vodquila 50 ml Glass replica, and one 750 ml each of Vodquila, Rumquila, and Whisquila, signed by Founder and CEO Chander Arora.

Reasons to Invest

Our products received 21 awards in the wine and spirits industry, including the Wine and Spirits Wholesaler Association Gold Medal and Double Gold Medal from the China Wine and Spirits Awards
In 2021, we are planning to expand Vodquila, Rumquila, and Whisquila into 15 new states, and introduce a 100% Blue Agave Tequila
The global alcoholic beverages and distilled spirits market is set to reach $33.5 billion by the year 2027

“Live the blended life!”

The Problem


We believe spirits have lost their spirit with the same standard liquors

It all began in the basement bar of the Arora family’s house in Birmingham, Alabama in 2010. As our founder Chander Arora mixed a drink, his daughter Nina asked him, “Why can’t we blend 2 true spirits together instead of diluting a Vodka, Rum or Whiskey with mixers?” As an entrepreneur and former textile chemist, this was Chander’s eureka moment.   Using his background in chemistry, they worked with a distiller to mix the spirits at a specific temperature (called Thermal Blending) to create the perfect blend. VODQUILA was introduced as our first product to market in 2012, and the #LifeBlended revolution began.

The Solution


The Eureka moment: blending the best of two worlds

We wanted to create a combination that brought together the best of spirits already tried and true. After hours of brainstorming and researching chemically compatible, yet delicious combinations, Chander and Nina created our first thermally blended product - VODQUILA. We wanted to make Tequila more drinkable using the smoothness of Vodka.

 And of course, we didn’t stop there. We wanted to create blends that appeal to the refined palate and to every spirit lover. We have created VODQUILA, RUMQUILA, and WHISQUILA, which are outside the six basic types of distilled spirits.

Through our thermal blending techniques, we then expanded with matches made in heaven. RUMQUILA - combining the spicy notes of Tequila with the richness of Puerto Rican Rum, and WHISQUILA - the deep, earthy flavors of rye Whiskey married to the fiery boldness of Tequila.

The Market


Growing demands in masterful mixing for the refined millennial

For millennial drink consumers, beer sales are going down and alcohol consumption is dropping - however, the alcohol beverage market is still growing. This is due to a preference for higher-value, unique products (source). The global alcoholic beverages and distilled spirits market is set to reach $33.5 Billion by the year 2027 (source).  As of 2020, revenue in the U.S. spirits industry is at $7.4 billion and is still expected to grow annually by 8.4%. (source).


With such high projected growth in the spirits market, we see Red Eye Louie’s taking off with our innovative blends disrupting the standardized spirit industry.

Our Traction


Over 100,000 cases of premium spirits shipped across the nation and counting

Since shipping our first cases in 2012, we have shipped over 100,000 cases, 23,200 in the last 18 months alone, demonstrating positive yearly growth. We have secured 33 trusted distributors across the nation, from San Francisco, CA to Brooklyn, NY.

Our flavors have received prestigious accolades as our products have received 21 awards from industry professionals. Tasting Panel Magazine, April 2017, awarded VODQUILA 92 points and RUMQUILA 93 points. (source)


At an International Wine and Spirit Competition  event in 2014, VODQUILA won a silver medal and the judges were so wowed that they are said to be considering adding a “hybrid drinks” category for the future. (source)

What We Do


We create smooth, striking spirit blends you can experience nationwide

Red Eye Louie’s creates artisan distilled spirit blends that are bold and smooth in flavor, combining the best of traditional spirits. With a background in chemistry, Chander used his knowledge of thermal blending to blend the key elements of Rum, Tequila, Vodka, and Whiskey. We do not fear experimentation and create unexpected pairings for high-quality results such as our flagship VODQUILA. We are partnered with strong online distribution services as well as distributors nationwide to bring our strikingly bottled, crafted-with-heart, spirit blends to the masses.

The Business Model


Reaching customers through robust online and local distributors sales 

Our partnership with the online distributor ReserveBar sells and delivers our spirits directly to our customers’ doorsteps. We ship cases to 33 distributors, in 30 states supplying over 7,000 retailers across the United States. In the last 18 months alone, we’ve shipped over a total of 23,200 6 pack cases across the nation as demand continues to grow.

How We Are Different


The chemistry of a perfectly blended beverage

We’ve created widely-loved and critically-acclaimed spirit blends that push the boundaries of the six traditional spirits. To create an innovative product beyond convention, our founder Chander united his background in chemistry and the textile industry, in partnership with Florida Caribbean Distillers, a distillery in Auburndale, Florida. 

 

Through this formula-altering partnership, we uniquely blended two spirits in their laboratories with thermal blending techniques - a process that is unable to be completed by simply mixing two liquors. This newly pioneered craftsmanship creates products unlike any other spirits in the market.

The Vision


When people think to drink, they’ll think Red Eye Louie’s

With the current traction and growth, we are looking forward to plans of releasing new product offerings. We are in the process of developing and producing 100% pure Blue Agave Tequila, Whiskey, Rum, Premium Gin, and a Premium Vodka in 2021. We hope to stand in the market as a robust and well-rounded manufacturer of Distilled Spirits - becoming a household name on every bar shelf.

To increase brand awareness, we have hired a Graphic Designer/ Marketing specialist. We now have greater ability to create and design Point of Sale material as well as merchandise to engage in digital marketing that funnels right to our website and online partner. We will bring our drink experience to potential customers by hosting tasting events at restaurants, bars, retail outlets and distillery site visits.


With both international and national accolades, we will soon be in all 48 contiguous states and expand our distribution to Europe, Asia and South Africa.

OUR LEADERSHIP


A team built from a family’s passion

Our founder, Chander Arora has assembled a team of passionate, dedicated people who are brand evangelists and truly believe in our products. Our team goes above and beyond to further our vision of bringing Red Eye Louie’s across every spirit shelf. 


Through the beginning, Chander worked the market as the sole employee of his own company. He covered it all, from product development to filing the most mundane of papers. But, this company would not prevail without the support of his Co-Founders - his daughter and son, Nina and Romie. Both devoted all of their extra time to support their brand and their father.


After noticing rapid growth and dedication to his craftsmanship, Chander built a full team complete with managerial experts in legal, marketing, and sales. The Red Eye Louie's team shares extreme pride in our brand and are excited to watch it explode in the market.

Why Invest


Promising growth in spirits with a trustworthy business model

With a dedicated team, an artisan product at an affordable price, as well as vigorous e-commerce and brick-and-mortar plan in place, Red Eye Louie’s demonstrates promising growth on top of an already profitable business. As the majority of states in the U.S. carry our products with more to come and as the alcoholic beverage market continues to soar, investment in Red Eye Louie’s is a propitious bet along with a rapidly growing spirits industry.

In the Press

ABC Approves Vodquila for Distribution in Alabama - October 2012
October 1, 2012

ABC Approves Vodquila for Distribution in Alabama

‘Vodquila’, a Blend of Tequila and Vodka, to Hit the Market - August 2014
August 1, 2014

Vodquila is being introduced internationally about their “hybrid spirit” and the genius idea of the scientifically blending the two spirits to create one blend.

Vodquila Eyes Travel Retail with Haleybrooke - August 2014
August 1, 2014

2. Discusses the partnership and the innovative process with Haleybrooke International - The Spirits Business. The Haleybrooke’s president, Patrick Nelson stated, “I’m proud to represent this unique spirit. The combination of the two liquors is creative and exciting.”

Imagine the Hangover From This! New Spirit Hybrid Vodquila Sounds Lethal but has Already Won a Prestigious Industry Award - August 2014
August 1, 2014

The Daily Mail creates a fun article introducing the Vodquila brand to the UK. The article discusses the success of Red Eye Louie’s and the impact on the international spirits market.

Red Eye Louies(r) Vodquila Available for Pre-Order in Australia - March 2019
March 1, 2019

The article discuss high demand of the product Vodquila in Australia.

Vodquila Gets Attention From Prestigious Competition - August 2014
August 1, 2014

Kelly McEvers introduces Vodquila on her talk show.

Red Eye Louie’s VODQUILA Review - August 2017
August 1, 2017

A video of a customer based in Texas, USA trying out the product.

Chander Arora from Red Eye Louie’s Vodquila at USA Trade Tasting - August 2017
August 1, 2017

Chander Arora, founder of Red Eye Louie’s, speaking in the 2017 USA Trade Tasting.

Tequila + Vodka = VodQuila - April 2017
April 1, 2017

Tipsy Bartender is live with Chander Arora, founder, introducing Vodquila in the 2017 WSWA Trade Show.

Vodquila and Rumquila Tasting Panel - April 2017
April 1, 2017

On page 91, the tasting panel for both Vodquila and Rumquila blends.

Offering Summary


Company

:

RED EYE LOUIE'S INC

Corporate Address

:

160 Highland View Dr., Birmingham, AL 35242

Offering Minimum

:

$10,000.00

Offering Maximum

:

$1,070,000.00

Minimum Investment Amount

(per investor)

:

$250.00











Terms


Offering Type

:

Equity

Security Name

:

Common Stock

Minimum Number of Shares Offered

:

10,000

Maximum Number of Shares Offered

:

1,070,000

Price per Share

:

$1.00

Pre-Money Valuation

:

$15,000,000.00











COVID Relief

This offering is being conducted on an expedited basis due to circumstances relating to COVID-19 and pursuant to the SEC’s temporary COVID-19 regulatory relief set out in Regulation Crowdfunding §227.201(z).

Expedited closing sooner than 21 days.

Further, in reliance on Regulation Crowdfunding §227.303(g)(2) A funding portal that is an intermediary in a transaction involving the offer or sale of securities initiated between May 4, 2020, and February 28, 2021, in reliance on section 4(a)(6) of the Securities Act (15 U.S.C. 77d(a)(6)) by an issuer that is conducting an offering on an expedited basis due to circumstances relating to COVID-19 shall not be required to comply with the requirement in paragraph (e)(3)(i) of this section that a funding portal not direct a transmission of funds earlier than 21 days after the date on which the intermediary makes publicly available on its platform the information required to be provided by the issuer under §§227.201 and 227.203(a).

Voting Rights of Securities Sold in this Offering

Voting Proxy. Each Subscriber shall appoint the Chief Executive Officer of the Company (the “CEO”), or his or her successor, as the Subscriber’s true and lawful proxy and attorney, with the power to act alone and with full power of substitution, to, consistent with this instrument and on behalf of the Subscriber, (i) vote all Securities, (ii) give and receive notices and communications, (iii) execute any instrument or document that the CEO determines is necessary or appropriate in the exercise of its authority under this instrument, and (iv) take all actions necessary or appropriate in the judgment of the CEO for the accomplishment of the foregoing. The proxy and power granted by the Subscriber pursuant to this Section are coupled with an interest. Such proxy and power will be irrevocable. The proxy and power, so long as the Subscriber is an individual, will survive the death, incompetency and disability of the Subscriber and, so long as the Subscriber is an entity, will survive the merger or reorganization of the Subscriber or any other entity holding the Securities. However, the Proxy will terminate upon the closing of a firm-commitment underwritten public offering pursuant to an effective registration statement under the Securities Act of 1933 covering the offer and sale of Common Stock or the effectiveness of a registration statement under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 covering the Common Stock.

*Maximum Number of Shares Offered subject to adjustment for bonus shares. See Bonus info below.

Investment Incentives and Bonuses*

Early Bird Bonuses:

First Day – Friends and Family 20% Bonus Shares

Next 2 Days – Friends & Family 15% Bonus Shares

Next 4 Days – Friends & Family Early Bird 10% Bonus Shares

Next 14 Days – Early Bird 5% Bonus Shares

All Investors Perks:

$500.00 – Awesome Red Eye Louie’s stickers that you can put on EVERYTHING!

$1000.00 – One Limited Edition Vodquila 50 ml Glass replica, one Red Eye Louie’s t-shirt and stickers

$5000.00 – One Limited Edition Vodquila 50 ml Glass replica, one Box of Red Eye Louie’s golf balls, one T-shirt.

$10,000.00 – 5% Bonus Shares, One Limited Edition Vodquila 50 ml Glass replica, one box of Red Eye Louie’s golf balls, and one Red Eye Louie’s Polo.

$50,000.00 – 10% Bonus Shares, two Red Eye Louie’s Polo shirts, one box of golf balls, two Limited Edition Vodquila 50 ml Glass replica, and one 750ml Bottle of Vodquila, signed by Founder & CEO Chander Arora.

$100,000.00 – 15% Bonus Shares, 2 Red Eye Louie’s Polo shirts, 2 boxes of golf balls, four Limited Edition Vodquila 50 ml Glass replica, and one 750 ml each of Vodquila, Rumquila, and Whisquila, signed by Founder and CEO Chander Arora.

*All perks occur when the offering is completed.

The 10% Bonus for StartEngine Shareholders

Red Eye Louie's Inc., 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.

This means eligible StartEngine shareholders will receive a 10% bonus for any shares they purchase in this offering. For example, if you buy 100 shares of Common Stock at $1.00 / share, you will receive 110 shares of Common Stock, meaning you'll own 110 shares for $100. Fractional shares will not be distributed and share bonuses will be determined by rounding down to the nearest whole share.

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 cancelled or fail.

Investors will only receive a single bonus, which will be the highest bonus rate they are eligible for.

Irregular Use of Proceeds

We will not incur any irregular use of proceeds.

Show More
Most recent fiscal year-end:
Prior fiscal year-end:
Total Assets
$1,110,528.00 USD
$731,433.00 USD
Cash And Cash Equivalents
$284,876.00 USD
$56,618.00 USD
Accounts Receivable
$185,043.00 USD
$175,481.00 USD
Short Term Debt
$208,771.00 USD
$118,538.00 USD
Long Term Debt
$679,055.00 USD
$438,068.00 USD
Revenues And Sales
$1,567,469.00 USD
$957,990.00 USD
Costs Of Goods Sold
$1,095,057.00 USD
$610,038.00 USD
Taxes Paid
$0.00 USD
$0.00 USD
Net Income
$78,565.00 USD
$34,680.00 USD

Risks

A crowdfunding investment involves risk. You should not invest any funds in this offering unless you can afford to lose your entire investment. In making an investment decision, investors must rely on their own examination of the issuer and the terms of the offering, including the merits and risks involved. These securities have not been recommended or approved by any federal or state securities commission or regulatory authority. Furthermore, these authorities have not passed upon the accuracy or adequacy of this document. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission does not pass upon the merits of any securities offered or the terms of the offering, nor does it pass upon the accuracy or completeness of any offering document or literature. These securities are offered under an exemption from registration; however, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has not made an independent determination that these securities are exempt from registration.


Updates

Notice of Material Change in Offering

8 days ago

[The following is an automated notice from the StartEngine team].

Hello! Recently, a change was made to the Red Eye Louie's offering. Here's an excerpt describing the specifics of the change:


Red Eye Louies has extended their campaign and added 2020 financials


When live offerings undergo changes like these on StartEngine, the SEC requires that certain investments be reconfirmed. If your investment requires reconfirmation, you will be contacted by StartEngine via email with further instructions.

Spicy Paloma Recipe!

19 days ago

Hi investors!

Spring is upon on us, so here’s a great way to kick off the beautiful weather coming our way! 

Who wants to try this 🌶 Spicy Paloma🌶?! 🙋‍♀️🙋


Courtesy of @created.by.ler 

Model: @emilyrichofficial 


Recipe: 


3 oz fresh grapefruit juice 


1oz fresh lime juice 


1.5 oz #vodquila


1 tsp @madhavafoods agave 


1tbsp @littlebirdktchn fire syrup


Add ice and shake 


Rim glass with @tajinusa and fire syrup 


Garnish with grapefruit and enjoy 😊 


Cheers, 

Team Red Eye Louie’s 


Update

about 1 month ago




Hi Investors,


It is with great sadness that we have to share the news of our beloved co-worker’s passing - Rob Rayborn.


After a long battle with cancer, one our dearest friends, Rob Rayborn Jr., passed away March 25th, 2021.


Rob has been a part of Red Eye Louie's for many years  and was adored by all. He was a proud veteran who served our country for 32 years. We are honored to have known and worked alongside Rob. 


May you Rest In Peace.

Team Red Eye Louie's

Reminder, we are Birmingham, AL local!

about 1 month ago

Hi Team, 

Here is a video shoot of our very first commercial with ABC 33/40! 


Check it out and feel free to share it amongst your friends and family! 


As we continue to grow together- we are always looking at new ways to market our brands and spread awareness of what we are doing! 


We have 320 new investors onboard with us now! Please feel free to share new ideas on helping up grow and reach more consumers! 

Thanks, 

Team Red Eye Louies 

Notice of Material Change in Offering

about 1 month ago

[The following is an automated notice from the StartEngine team].

Hello! Recently, a change was made to the Red Eye Louie's offering. Here's an excerpt describing the specifics of the change:


Red Eye Louie's extended their campaign.


When live offerings undergo changes like these on StartEngine, the SEC requires that certain investments be reconfirmed. If your investment requires reconfirmation, you will be contacted by StartEngine via email with further instructions.

Red Eye Louie's spotlight on St. Patricks Day with ABC 33/40!

about 1 month ago

Hi Investors, 

Just wanted to give you an update. Laura Sullivan, had a chance to to represent Red Eye Louie's on the Talk of Alabama segment on ABC 33/40 to highlight our brand and give some advice on making some new cocktails! 


And we wanted to share some stats with you on how great this new ad placement went for us! 

We ran 28 spots and reached over 32k adults, 25 +!  This one was one of our best ad placements. 


Make sure to keep sharing our success stories and our brand with your friends and family. This all helps in reaching our goal together! 


The more investors, turned brand ambassadors, that we have, the more likely we are to continue our growth. We cannot thank you all enough!

Cheers, 

Team Red Eye Louie's 

Notice of Funds Disbursement

about 1 month ago

[The following is an automated notice from the StartEngine team].

Hello!

As you might know, Red Eye Louie's has exceeded its minimum funding goal. When a company reaches its minimum on StartEngine, it's about to begin withdrawing funds. If you invested in Red Eye Louie's be on the lookout for an email that describes more about the disbursement process.


This campaign will continue to accept investments until its indicated closing date.


Thanks for funding the future.

-StartEngine

Announcement to all of our boozy investors in Alabama!

2 months ago

Hi Investors,

This week we had a chance to head over to The Anvil Pub in Birmingham, Alabama, and shoot a new commercial for St. Patrick's day. 

We appreciate Sedesh Boodram - the Director of Culinary- for his participation with the new Red Eye Louie’s St. Patrick’s Day commercial — launching SOON!


Also, they are now carrying Red Eye Louie's spirits at their bar!  




I wanted to remind how important "word of mouth" marketing is, especially in our industry. If you follow us on our social media accounts, which I hope you do already! Make sure to reshare our posts!  

Instagram: @vodquila @rumquila @whisquila_ @redeyelouies

Facebook:  @RedEyeLouies

Twitter:      @Vodquila @Rumquila @Whisquila1 @RedEyeLouies 


The more investors, turned brand ambassadors, that we have, the more likely we are to continue our growth. We cannot thank you all enough!

Cheers, 

Team Red Eye Louie's 

Introducing Red Eye Louie’s Tequila Plata

2 months ago

Hi Team!

We have some news! During these last 10 years of Red Eye Louie’s, we have broken down barriers, started new trends, and introduced a whole new category of spirits with Vodquila, Rumquila, and Whisquila. 


But now, we are taking it back to our first love, TEQUILA! 


Here’s your first glimpse of Red Eye Louie’s Tequila Plata. 

New Podcast interview!

3 months ago

Hi Investors, 

Exciting news! We were offered to be on the "Gentleman Style Podcast" with Marcus Norman on February 15, 2021. It went really well. Chander and Marcus talked about the story of the brand, tasted the products and shared information on how to invest with the company! 


We'd love for you to check it out and share it with your friends online! 


Cheers! 

Team Red Eye Louie's  


Red Eye Louie's new Tik Tok account!

3 months ago

  

Hey Investors, 


Some fun news to share with everyone. 


We are always trying to stay up to date as new ways to market our brands changes. Last month, we created our very own Tik Tok account, @redeyelouies. 

There is a ton of potential here for us to increase our brand awareness through this platform. 


If you have an account already, make sure to follow us! 


Thanks, 

Romie Arora

Co-Founder

New ABC 33/40 Spotlight on Red Eye Louie's pt 1

3 months ago



Hi Team, 

We had another opportunity to showcase our spirits on our Local ABC 33/40 News. 

These new opportunities are coming to us as we continue to grow. This campaign has really been helping spread the word of our brand. 

In this video, you'll see Laura Bess Sullivan, our marketing specialist, make some really fun and tasty cocktails!


Check out some of the swag we have already started selling! https://www.shampz.com/red-eye-louies?page=2  (Limited availability) 

I wanted to remind how important "word of mouth" marketing is, especially in our industry. If you follow us on our social media accounts, which I hope you do already! Make sure to reshare our posts!  

Instagram: @vodquila @rumquila @whisquila_ @redeyelouies

Facebook:  @RedEyeLouies

Twitter:      @Vodquila @Rumquila @Whisquila1 @RedEyeLouies 


The more investors, turned brand ambassadors, that we have, the more likely we are to continue our growth. We cannot thank you all enough!



Thanks, 

Romie Arora

Co-Founder 



The Story behind it All!

3 months ago


Chander Arora, founder of Red Eye Louie's, tells it all. 

Our friend, William Glass reached out to us to produce a podcast episode on his show, Silicon Alley Podcast

Chander speaks about his entrepreneurial journey by coming into the United States from India with just a 20 dollar bill and a suitcase. His first job was driving a forklift in a textile factory, to now founding an international spirits brand. His drive was to achieve the "American dream" and that is exactly what he did.


Side note: I would have a pen and paper for notes - he give us great tips and motivation to make some money!


Cheers! 

Team Red Eye Louie's

Notice of Funds Disbursement

3 months ago

[The following is an automated notice from the StartEngine team].

Hello!

As you might know, Red Eye Louie's has exceeded its minimum funding goal. When a company reaches its minimum on StartEngine, it's about to begin withdrawing funds. If you invested in Red Eye Louie's be on the lookout for an email that describes more about the disbursement process.


This campaign will continue to accept investments until its indicated closing date.


Thanks for funding the future.

-StartEngine

Over $100k invested!

4 months ago






Hi Team! 

We wanted to first wish everyone a Happy New years! 


Red Eye Louie's is off to a hot start in 2021! And we wanted to share a few updates and achievements with all of you! 


•      On December 22th the Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act (CBMTRA) was signed into effect, giving our industry permanent relief on excise taxes and narrowly avoiding what would have been a 400% tax increase in 2021. 


      - How this helps us?  We are going to be able to save  $10.8 costs on every case produced. The federal excise tax on each proof gallon is being reduced from $13.50 to $2.70.  With the new tax break- we are going to be using  the savings to revamp our marketing efforts, scale production, introduce new spirits, and expand farther! 


•      As of this week, we have crossed $100,000 in investments!  We are starting to see some momentum kick in these last 3 weeks! One of the keys to this recent surge has been our effectiveness in social media. We are starting to create a lot more in-house content for instagram, facebook, twitter, and our new blog which is starting to create a lot of buzz behind the brand. 


      - The average investment is $578 which is increasing in size every week! 

      - We now have 179 investors, and we couldn't be more happier to have you onboard! 


We are starting to work on creating a shop to buy merchandise for our brand! 


      Check out some of the swag we have already started selling! https://www.shampz.com/red-eye-louies?page=2  (Limited availability) 



I wanted to remind how important "word of mouth" marketing is, especially in our industry. If you follow us on our social media accounts, which I hope you do already! Make sure to reshare our posts!  

Instagram: @vodquila @rumquila @whisquila_ @redeyelouies

Facebook:  @RedEyeLouies

Twitter:      @Vodquila @Rumquila @Whisquila1 @RedEyeLouies 


The more investors, turned brand ambassadors, that we have, the more likely we are to continue our growth. We cannot thank you all enough!


Bests, 

Romie Arora

Co-Founder 



Glitz and Glam cocktail to ring in the new year!

4 months ago

Hi Team! 


Hope you are enjoying the New Year Celebration! Here's a great fun cocktail you can make at home! 


The Glitz and Glam cocktail! 

1.5 oz Rumquila 

2 oz Lemonade-Tangerine Juice 

1 oz Sweet & Sour

Squeeze a Fresh Half of a Lemon 

Dash of Edible Glitter 

Garnish with Orange Slice and Thyme Sprig 


If you have not already done so, please follow us our social media channels to see more updates, cool videos, and behind the scenes content! 


Instagram: @vodquila @rumquila @whisquila_ @redeyelouies

Facebook:  @RedEyeLouies

Twitter:      @Vodquila @Rumquila @Whisquila1 @RedEyeLouies 



Happy Holidays!

Romie Arora

Co-Founder

New Blog Post! Kiss or Sip?

4 months ago


New Blog Post! Visit https://theblendedblog.net/blog/kiss-or-sip to check it out!

The Shimmery Cosmo!

2 oz Vodquila

1 oz Cranberry Juice

1 oz Lime Juice

1 oz Triple Sec

Dash of Edible Glitter

Garnish with a Lime Slice


If you have not already done so, please follow us our social media channels to see more updates, cool videos, and behind the scenes content! 

 

Instagram: @vodquila @rumquila @whisquila_ @redeyelouies

 

Facebook:  @RedEyeLouies

 

Twitter:      @Vodquila @Rumquila @Whisquila1 @RedEyeLouies 


Happy Holidays!

Romie Arora

Co-Founder 


Local ABC 33/40 spotlight on Red Eye Louie's!

4 months ago

Hi Investors!, 


I wanted to share with you our latest interview on our local ABC 33/40 news! Laura Bess Sullivan, our marketing specialist, did an amazing job representing our company and sharing our brand with Stoney Sharp. 


Check it out and please share the link with your friends and family! https://youtu.be/E7iUKK8HqVM





If you have not already done so, please follow us our social media channels to see more updates, cool videos, and behind the scenes content! 

 

Instagram: @vodquila @rumquila @whisquila_ @redeyelouies

 

Facebook:  @RedEyeLouies

 

Twitter:      @Vodquila @Rumquila @Whisquila1 @RedEyeLouies 


Happy Holidays!

Romie Arora

Co-Founder 

House and Senate Pass Year End Bill with Craft Beverage Permanency.

5 months ago

Hi Investors, 


Some great news to share for craft distillers like us! The new house bill has agreed to keep lower Federal Excise Tax (FET) rates lower! 


These are taxes that we pay during production when we bottle our spirits. These are taxes on alcohol. With this new news- craft distillers like us are going to be able to save a lot more during production runs. 

It's a great victory for Craft Beverage Companies. 


Happy Holidays,

Romie Arora 

Co-Founder 

Whisquila Wins Gold medal for the 2020 Design and Packaging Masters!

5 months ago



Hello Investors! 


Some great news to go all round today! 


Red Eye Louie's Whisquila has been awarded the Gold Medal at the 2020 Spirits Business Design Masters! 

This is a tremendous achievement and it recognizes all the hard work that went into designing this bottle. We wanted to make sure the bottles' aesthetically pleasing look and feel matched the smooth and crisp taste of our spirit. 


Also, we have now crossed $50k in investments and are starting to gain some momentum. With this new milestone reached- our campaign gets added to the startengine homepage for a short while! 


We have added almost 100 investors during this campaign which is so great and we can't wait to continue growing that number! 


The average investment is around $520 right now, which is good - but we are hoping to have that increase to $1000 during the life of the campaign. 


We also wanted to give a shout out to those investors that not only believed in us initially, but have also decided to increase their investment!


I always like to preach how important "word of mouth" marketing is, especially in our industry. I'm hoping you use this new award given to Whisquila and share it to 5 of your friends!


The more investors, turned brand ambassadors, that we have, the more likely we are to continue our growth. We cannot thank you all enough!


Bests, 

Romie Arora

Co-Founder 



How Chander Arora, CEO of Red Eye Louies defines success.

5 months ago


Hi Team, 

We did over a 2 hour podcast a few weeks ago where Chander Arora sat down and talked about life, business, and where he is today. 

Here’s a short clip of him discussing how he defines success! 

Please continue to share this opportunity with friends, family and co-workers. The more investors, turned brand ambassadors, that we have, the more likely we are to continue our growth. We cannot thank you all enough! 

Sincerely,


Romie Arora

Co-Founder

A fun Whisquila Review!

5 months ago

Hi Team!,


From time to time, I will send out fun videos of people tasting and sampling our blends! 


Enjoy this one! 


Please continue to share this opportunity with friends, family and co-workers. The more investors, turned brand ambassadors, that we have, the more likely we are to continue our growth. We cannot thank you all enough!


Sincerely,


Romie Arora

Co-Founder

Vodquila and Rumquila ( do it your-self ) cocktail video!

6 months ago

Hi Team, 


I know the holidays are upon us, so it's a great time to learn some fun cocktail drinks to share with your loved ones! 


Here is a tasy one! 



Please continue to share this opportunity with friends, family and co-workers. The more investors, turned brand ambassadors, that we have, the more likely we are to continue our growth. We cannot thank you all enough!


Sincerely,


Romie Arora

Co-Founder

Do it yourself Margarita shot with Vodquila!

6 months ago



Hi Team! 


We think it'll be fun for us to show some neat ways to drink our fun spirits during this campaign so be on the lookout for future do it yourself cocktail videos! 


Please continue to share this opportunity with friends, family and co-workers. The more investors, turned brand ambassadors, that we have, the more likely we are to continue our growth. We cannot thank you all enough!


Sincerely,


Romie Arora

Co-Founder

Podcast featuring Red Eye Louie's CEO, Chander Arora coming out this week!

6 months ago

Hi Team!, 


We just wanted to let you know to keep a look out across our social media channels this week for a new podcast featuring founder Chander Arora, where he sits down with William Glass, founder of Silicon Alley Podcast and walks you through his story and how it all started! 


Please continue to share this opportunity with friends, family and co-workers. The more investors, turned brand ambassadors, that we have, the more likely we are to continue our growth. We cannot thank you all enough!


If you have not already done so, please follow us our social media channels to see more updates, cool videos, and behind the scenes content!

 

Instagram: @vodquila @rumquila @whisquila_ @redeyelouies

 

Facebook:  @RedEyeLouies

 

Twitter:      @Vodquila @Rumquila @Whisquila1 @RedEyeLouies 



Sincerely, 

Romie Arora 

Co-Founder 

Thank you Investors and Supporters!

7 months ago

Welcome to all of our new members in the Red Eye Louie’s family. We are excited to have the 60+ of you all as part of the team and as our new brand ambassadors!

 

The Red Eye Louie’s campaign has rapidly raised over $33k in just a few weeks, and our speed is only going to accelerate! 

 

A lot of you guys have been reaching out asking how to find our products, and we’d love to help! We are in over 33 states in the US, so there’s a good chance we are in your state. 

 

You can ask us here, or check out our distributors page on our website at https://redeyelouies.com/distributors/ to find out which state we are in. From there- you can find our distributor contact info and reach out to them to find the nearest retailer to you that carries it! You can also ask your local retailer to carry us and give them the name of our distributor. This helps up tremendously too! We are always looking to get into more stores. 

 

Also, in any case where we aren’t super close to you, we partnered with www.reservebar.com, which allows you to order it via online! They are great! 

 

Please continue to share this opportunity with friends, family and co-workers. The more investors, turned brand ambassadors, that we have, the more likely we are to continue our growth. We cannot thank you all enough!


Sincerely,


Chander Arora

Founder and CEO 

Thank You First Investors! We are off to a great start!

7 months ago

To our Early Bird Supporters and Investors!

 

 

On behalf of the entire Red Eye Louie’s team, we are pleased to welcome you onboard to the Red Eye Louie’s Family!

 

 

We are only a few days in and are starting strong with more than $20,000 committed from our first 33 investors!

 

 

Our daily investment flow is averaging out to be around $5000 per day, and our average investment size is over $600, which is amazing.  

 

 

Please remind your friends and family that our 10% Early bird bonus expires in just 2 days - October 7th, so they don’t miss out!

 

 

We are starting to generate a lot of interest and engagements through our Facebook, Instagram, and twitter accounts. The brands ‘look and feel ‘ is really connecting to our audience, and we couldn’t be any more excited!

 

The next few weeks are going to be instrumental in keeping the momentum and getting us to our goal- so please share our campaign page with your friends, family, co-workers, classmates, and everyone that wants to be a part of the Red Eye Louie’s Family. 

 

 

If you have not already done so, please follow us our social media channels to see more updates, cool videos, and behind the scenes content! 

 

Instagram: @vodquila @rumquila @whisquila_ @redeyelouies

 

Facebook:  @RedEyeLouies

 

Twitter:      @Vodquila @Rumquila @Whisquila1 @RedEyeLouies 

 

 

 

Thank you!

 

Chander Arora

Founder and CEO

Show More Updates End of Updates

Comments ({{profileCtrl.startup.comments_count}} total)

{{profileCtrl.newComment.body.length}}/2500
Please sign in to post a comment.
{{ profileCtrl.commentsLoading ? 'Loading...' : 'Show More Comments' }}