Contract Distilling & Manufacturing

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Private Label Services

Custom Beverage Solutions. Flexibility for Innovation.

You need flexibility and options when evaluating how formulas will translate to commercial scale-up. Our TTB & FDA-registered plant specializes in creating innovative spirits and non-alcoholic beverages. Use our facilities to:

    • Prepare and run R&D trials. 
    • Generate multiple variables for quality, processing, and packaging comparisons.
    • Assess and evaluate multiple equipment and processing options.
    • Design and optimize formulas and processes.
    • Use lab facilities for microbial, chemical, and physical analyses.
    • Produce samples for consumer testing, clinical studies, shelf-life studies, and trade shows.
    • Produce for-sale product for test markets and micro-launches.
R6 DISTILLERY Private Label Services

The R6 Partnership

Together, we can design innovative and creative solutions for your brand’s needs. With a dedicated team to provide expertise and resources, we bring safe, high-quality, and commercially viable products to market.

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Profit from our deep heritage in award winning spirits, RTDs, food safety, process validation, and commercialization. Gain a dedicated team of process development professionals, including Process Authority experts, scientists, engineers, and food technologists.

Processing Capabilities


  • High & Low Acid Beverages
  • Shelf-Stable & Refrigerated Beverages
  • Carbonated & Non-Carbonated Beverages
  • Products for Clinical Trials, R&D, Consumer Testing, Test Markets


  • Kettles
  • Mixers
  • Bottling Lines
  • Canning Lines
  • Date Coding
  • Heat Exchangers
  • Velcorin Dosing
  • Nitrogen Dosing


  • Cans 
  • Glass Bottles
  • Plastic Bottles 

Why Choose Contract Distilling?

Whether you're dreaming of launching your own alcoholic drinks brand or expanding your existing product portfolio, turning that dream into reality can be both exciting and overwhelming! The last thing you want is to be held back by legal red tape, lack of experience, or the sheer scale of the task.

That's where contract distilling comes in. Contract distilling, also known as third-party distilling, allows you to partner with another company to produce your alcoholic beverages. By leveraging a contract distillery, you can save time, effort, and costs associated with production, and get your product to
market faster.

While contract distilling may not be widely known, it has been a common practice in the drinks industry for a long time. It enables smaller brands and newcomers to
quickly adapt to trends and continuously introduce new products that drive the craft drinks market.

So, without further ado, let's explore 10 compelling reasons to choose contract distilling!

Reasons to Use Contract Distilling

1. Quality Assurance

By partnering with a contract distillery, you can rest assured that your spirits are crafted with state-of-the-art equipment and the expertise of seasoned professionals. This guarantees the production of high-quality spirits that align with your brand's standards.

2. Cost-Effectiveness

Partnering with a contract distillery can offer significant cost savings compared to building and maintaining your own independent distillery. By outsourcing production, you can avoid the upfront investment in equipment and facilities, and instead, pay for the specific services you need.

3. Saving on Cost

One of the main reasons to launch a product is to maximize profit. By partnering with a contract distillery, you can save on costs. Instead of investing in your own distillery and managing various expenses, outsourcing to a contract distiller allows you to benefit from their facilities and economies of scale. This leads to significant cost savings that can be passed on to your business.

4. Access to Expertise

By collaborating with a contract distillery, you gain access to the knowledge and expertise of experienced master distillers and industry professionals. Their expertise can help you create unique and high-quality spirits that stand out in the market.

5. Access to Equipment

Instead of building your own distillery, partnering with a contract distilling company allows you to leverage their state-of-the-art equipment. These companies specialize in distillation and have invested in top-quality facilities. Additionally, you can test and experiment with different product variations without the need for your own production setup, providing an ideal solution for diversifying your range.

6. Access to All-Important Supply Chain

Creating a new beverage involves bringing together many different elements. By working with a contract distiller, you can tap into their established supplier network. This ensures efficient procurement processes, access to reputable suppliers, and specialized ingredients that may be challenging to source independently. Partnering with a contract distiller streamlines logistics and ensures consistent production through long-term effective networks.

7. How to Help with Compliance

Launching a new alcoholic beverage involves navigating complex regulations and legalities. By collaborating with a contract distiller, you can avoid the red tape associated with setting up your own facility. Contract distillers have in-depth knowledge of the legal and compliance requirements and can guide you through the process. They can provide support with labeling requirements and offer guidance on regional distribution regulations, saving you time, money, and headaches.

8. Speedy Route to Market

In the fast-paced drinks industry, time is money. Partnering with a contract distiller accelerates the time it takes to bring your product to market. They provide ready-to-use facilities, streamline the production process, and offer quick turnaround times, especially for small batches. This agility ensures that you can take advantage of market trends and capitalize on opportunities without delay.

9. Market Research and Testing

Using a contract distilling service provides flexibility when testing the market for new ideas. If a beverage doesn't perform as expected, you can make adjustments without being burdened by depreciating assets. Once you've tested the market and refined your product offering, committing to larger-scale production becomes easier. The insights and expertise of the contract distiller are invaluable during the testing phase, helping you refine your brand strategy and position in the market.

10. Flexibility in Volumes

Flexibility is crucial for successfully launching a product. By collaborating with a contract distilling company, you gain the ability to scale production volumes according to demand. Whether demand changes due to trends, seasonal popularity, or market fluctuations, it's important to have the agility to respond quickly and forecast accurately.

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What services do you offer?

We offer full service recipe development and co-packing services for non-alcoholic or alcohol based ready-to-drink canned beverages or bottled beverages.  We can also assist with your bulk spirits supply or custom grain to glass recipe, as well as supply chain and sourcing.

Minimum Order Quantity (MOQ)?

2,000 gallons after your first order (1,000 gallons for the first order).  That equates to 445 cases in 24-pack cans or 5,200 bottles at 750 ml or 3,900 bottles at 1L.

How much does it cost?

You should budget AT LEAST $200,000 to start your brand, but we recommend having contingencies, reserves, buffer, cushion - whatever you want to call it!  Things always take longer and cost more than you expect, especially in a highly competitive and commoditized market.

How long does it take?

This is a loaded question, but typically from first phone call to product going into the package ranges from 4 to 12 months depending on how quickly the customer responds and how complicated the scope of work.

I have this GREAT BILLION DOLLAR idea!!! Will you partner with me on it (sweat equity)?

We never say no off the bat, but more likely than not you would have to fund your project with cash so we can fund our payroll the same way ;)

Things to consider before the meeting?

Do I have a brand name, a filed trademark for that brand name, a filed Employer Identification Number (EIN) with the Internal Revenue Service, a general concept of my brand and product as well as a SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats) analysis completed?