We created Beyond Barrels & Bottles: A Spirited Guide for On Farm Distilling in conjunction with the Virginia Foundation for Agriculture, Innovation, and Rural Sustainability (VA Fairs) as a resource for those looking to start a craft distillery in Virginia. In the study, we present extensive research and financial modeling to determine the conditions under which a distillery can become commercially viable and profitable. A wide variety of possibilities are covered, ranging from organizational structures and product selection to marketing and financials. In today’s economic climate, it is more important than ever to be fully prepared before entering into any type of investment, and this guide is adapted to meet the needs of anyone who is considering opening a distillery. While some sections focuse on a distillery in Virginia, the study addresses many issues that are relevant throughout the country. Click here to view “Beyond Barrels & Bottles.”