Old Fourth Distillery has been a regular topic on this blog, and it looks like the saga of its sale has finally come to a conclusion. This week they announced the sale of their brand and inventory to Shortbarrel, an Atlanta-based independent bottler.
Back in September I wrote a bit about Atlanta’s Old Fourth Distillery hitting the market. I was afraid that this news might mean that the distillery would close (and my Spidey-senses started tingling when they posted that the distillery would be closed for a few days after the sale notice went online), but they’re still open and released a new finished bourbon last month.Continue reading “Old Fourth Distillery selling equipment”
This morning I saw that Atlanta’s Old Fourth Distillery has hired a consultant to try and broker a sale. It’s sad to see but not terribly surprising. This is actually the second Georgia distillery to go on the market this month – Savannah’s Ghost Coast distillery is also up for sale through the same consultant. You can read (and see) more about what I saw at O4D this summer if you’re not familiar with them.Continue reading “A hot take on the Old Fourth Distillery sale”
The first stop on my distillery tour (here’s a full list of all the stops) was Old Fourth Distillery in Atlanta. Opened in 2014, they’re the first legal distillery to open in Atlanta in the post-Prohibition era. They’re in the Old Fourth Ward neighborhood, hence the name. Interestingly, they helped fund it in 2013 with a Kickstarter campaign, though with a low goal of $40,000 I think the crowdfunding campaign was probably more about marketing and outreach than raising funds, and I’ll have to remember that if I’m ever in the position of opening my own distillery.Continue reading “Visiting Atlanta’s Old Fourth Distillery”