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mildew
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Our UNC partner was outvoted as to which college would receive the jab... we are also focused on Raleigh, so we felt that we had to do it.

Thanks for the support. Our goal is very conservative and it will just literally get us a place to start production and sit on the still for a few months while permits go through. We are at almost 20% just a few hours into it... so I would not shed doubt on potentially doubling the goal (have no idea how amazing that would be).

Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/raleighrumcompany/raleigh-rum-company-raleighs-first-craft-distiller

1/31/2014 3:19:00 PM

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Those kickstarter rewards are rather confusing.

I don't want a t-shirt. I wanna get crunk.

1/31/2014 5:00:44 PM

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"With that said...marketing is 100% of the battle in liquor. Not how good your product is...but how "cool" it is."


The ABC Stores have a specific Local/NC section. I know tons of people who buy from that section and just try something local and different.

1/31/2014 5:04:56 PM

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"Those kickstarter rewards are rather confusing.

I don't want a t-shirt. I wanna get crunk."


We tried to be creative and reserve bottles of rum for purchase, but Kickstarter put an end to that. We kind of had to the butcher the rewards... please let me know if there's something we should update or elaborate on

[Edited on January 31, 2014 at 7:16 PM. Reason : t]

1/31/2014 7:15:48 PM

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Man, I think this is a great, great idea. I own House of Swank Clothing (mostly tshirts, onesies, etc) and we've had great luck with anything that's local. NC, and Raleigh in particular, is a great place to try and pull this off. It seems like there's a new brewery going up every month, and they're all doing fine.

Great graphic BTW . Best of luck to you.

1/31/2014 8:48:43 PM

mildew
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Added koozies as an extra reward for first 100 backers (pledging above $12), almost at 60 backers now.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/raleighrumcompany/raleigh-rum-company-raleighs-first-craft-distiller

We will be doing small promos at Flying Saucer, Carolina Ale House, and Rum Runners this month (dates pending).

2/5/2014 11:45:53 AM

JT3bucky
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^are you handling those promos in house with your own guys?

i may PM you about this.

2/5/2014 3:24:40 PM

mildew
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We are just planning on showing up with some swag to giveaway. Might recruit our wives to help.

2/5/2014 3:37:09 PM

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<-- Backer #61. Best of Luck!

2/6/2014 10:05:40 AM

mildew
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Thanks donk3y

2/6/2014 11:15:37 AM

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yes, get your wives to help. well, mostly flirt.

2/6/2014 11:39:11 AM

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Nice article in the tbj today.

2/6/2014 6:16:44 PM

mildew
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^Thanks..

http://www.bizjournals.com/triangle/blog/2014/02/from-red-hat-to-rum-an-entrepreneur.html

2/6/2014 8:36:29 PM

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^ Why didn't they link to Kickstarter?

2/6/2014 9:11:29 PM

mildew
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I sent an email asking they ad it.

2/6/2014 9:26:23 PM

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2/6/2014 11:35:24 PM

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How far are y'all from selling a bottle?

2/7/2014 12:49:19 AM

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Post date on the small promo dates. I'd love to meet you guys and support the cause.

[Edited on February 7, 2014 at 1:17 AM. Reason : .]

2/7/2014 1:16:51 AM

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BACKED

2/7/2014 7:53:15 AM

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BACKED

2/7/2014 9:52:50 AM

mildew
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"How far are y'all from selling a bottle?"


Best case: September

Most likely November or December assuming some delays in permits or unplanned for crap popping up.

Not out of the question: February 2015

[Edited on February 7, 2014 at 10:24 AM. Reason : ^, ^^ Thank you guys! Can't do it without your help]

2/7/2014 10:24:20 AM

mildew
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"Post date on the small promo dates. I'd love to meet you guys and support the cause."


Friday, Sept 21st at Flying Saucer, 7-10pm. No rum, just some swag giveaways to promote the Kickstarter.

2/9/2014 10:53:24 AM

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RUMPLESTILTZKIN?

2/9/2014 11:30:26 AM

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http://www.dogfish.com/brews-spirits/the-spirits/rums/brown-honey-rum.htm

Please make something like this and I will gladly buy your product. I've never had a rum I've enjoyed at all except this one.

2/9/2014 2:01:09 PM

The Coz
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^^

2/9/2014 6:07:26 PM

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You folks should team up with PNC arena/The Hurricanes and serve an NC Dark and Stormy"


That would be cool, and that's my favorite drink, but you'd probably run into copyright issues with Gosling.

2/9/2014 7:29:31 PM

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^^that was the joke.

2/9/2014 8:07:12 PM

The Coz
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Uh, yes, I know that. I was sharing it so others who did not pick up on that might appreciate.

2/9/2014 9:33:23 PM

mildew
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Barrels.



Never thought some wooden buckets could make me so happy

2/11/2014 2:57:15 PM

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He really did buy an ad

2/11/2014 11:51:02 PM

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this is was on 9gag's instagram this morning

2/15/2014 7:42:35 AM

Fareako
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I will probably back this as soon as I get a chance to look at your kickstarter page and my finances.

2/16/2014 9:26:26 AM

mildew
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Thanks. Don't break the bank... we could use a lot more backers of just a few bucks. Shocked at the slew of big spenders so far.

2/16/2014 10:58:05 AM

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I kickstarted you.

I wish I could afford to have my name engraved on the still

2/18/2014 6:27:01 PM

mildew
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Thank You!

2/18/2014 7:31:35 PM

TenaciousC
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Backer #116

Man, I really wish I was baller enough to get the two tix to the ribbon cutting. Sigh.

2/18/2014 9:33:56 PM

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Backed, good luck!

2/18/2014 10:30:31 PM

mildew
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Thanks again guys. We are going to be at Saucer tonight to give out some swag and try to recruit more backers. It is the final Kickstarter week!

http://youtu.be/9jK-NcRmVcw?t=1m57s

2/21/2014 12:34:52 PM

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In my triumphant return to TWW, I'm in on this shit.

[Edited on February 21, 2014 at 9:08 PM. Reason : .]

2/21/2014 9:08:02 PM

mildew
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"In my triumphant return to TWW, I'm in on this shit."
fify




4 days left!

2/24/2014 2:17:27 PM

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"Drinking rum before noon makes you a pirate, not an alcoholic."

Avinash Wandre

2/24/2014 5:47:25 PM

mildew
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^ Thanks. Was texted it via picture and wasn't sure of a quote owner.

2/25/2014 10:47:34 AM

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2/25/2014 10:49:52 AM

mildew
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Well, shit.

2/25/2014 11:04:41 AM

mildew
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$300 from our goal...

What would be a fun idea to do for going beyond our goal? Something like a funny, community based reward... ie. One of the founders doing 20 somersaults down Fayetteville Street in a tutu for each $500 over goal was suggested by a friend. Video would be posted online of course.

2/25/2014 3:15:14 PM

Dr Pepper
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did I hear free rides in a Viper?

or for big ballers - they get to drive a Viper?!?!!?!

2/25/2014 3:50:49 PM

justinh524
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did somebody say free vipers for everyone?

2/25/2014 3:59:05 PM

mildew
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If a TWWer is coming to the ribbon-cutting party (read as: Buy tickets!), then I will be happy to give them a ride. Assuming that I can avoid selling the car while doing this startup. It's been hard not to so far.

2/25/2014 4:10:38 PM

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2/25/2014 5:21:23 PM

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170 Backers
$14,781 pledged of $14,781 goal
3 days to go




Almost $400 via TWW. Thank you guys! Time to consider a stretch goal.... Hmmmm

2/25/2014 5:26:37 PM

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