About The Spirit Hub Independent Distillery Preservation Fund

About The Spirit Hub Independent Distillery Preservation Fund

Supporting small batch, independent distilleries has always been at Spirit Hub’s core. After witnessing the widespread impact COVID-19 had on our community of craft distillers, we mobilized to launch The Spirit Hub Independent Distillery Preservation Fund as an answer to the challenging times we find ourselves in.

Established in 2020, The Fund was created to alleviate the pressures facing independent distilleries across the United States. With financial aid and additional resources, The Fund provides much-needed support to independent distilleries impacted by the pandemic. Allowing them to continue pursuing their passions, to elevate the craft spirits industry to grand new heights.

Mission Statement

The Fund’s mission is to play a role in alleviating the pressures facing independent distilleries across the United States by providing financial aid and additional resources to ensure the future growth of independent businesses and the industry as a whole.

Mission Statement

Show Your Support

Come early 2021 when checking out, you’ll be asked if you would like to make a donation to the Independent Distillery Preservation Fund. Better yet, we’ll match it ourselves!

In the mean time, you can sign up ahead of time to be notified when donating goes live.

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Meet The Board

Meet The Board

Kent Rabish

Kent Rabish

President

President

Under Kent’s steadfast leadership, Grand Traverse Distillery, Michigan’s oldest grain-to-glass distillery, has been highlighting the local agriculture since 2005.

Harlan Powell

Harlan Powell

Secretary

Secretary

Harlan has spent the entirety of his decades-spanning legal career solely focused on issues relating to the beverage, alcohol, and hospitality industries.

David Cohen

David Cohen

Treasurer

Treasurer

Over the past decade-plus, David has owned all types of businesses. Now, he’s channeling three generations of hospitality experience into Manifest Distilling, his Jacksonville distillery.

Alex Castle

Alex Castle

Member

Member

Climbing the ladder, Alex became the first female head distiller in Tennessee. Never satiated, she’s still climbing and is now Old Dominick Distillery’s Master Distiller.

Karen Hoskin

Karen Hoskin

Member

Member

A thirty-year love affair with rum brought Karen to the forefront of sustainable practices and diversity in the workplace for the craft spirits industry at Montanya Distillers.

Amber Pollock

Amber Pollock

Member

Member

Amber is not only the co-founder and partner at the family-owned Backwards Distilling Company, she was also instrumental in founding the Wyoming Distillers Guild.

Molly Troupe

Molly Troupe

Member

Member

Molly’s career in distilling spanned a number of different Oregon distilleries before she became the youngest female Master Distiller in the United States at Freeland Spirits.

P.T. Woods

P.T. Woods

Member

Member

Outside of Wood’s High Mountain Distillery, P.T. serves as the Vice President of the American Craft Spirits Association, and as the Mayor of Salida, Colorado.


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How To Qualify

How To Qualify

To qualify for donations from The Spirit Hub Independent Distillery Preservation Fund, you must meet certain requirements:

  • Fill out the form
  • Be in business for 2 years or more
  • Recognized by ACSA or ADI guidelines
  • Not affiliated with any board member or Spirit Hub employee
  • Hold a Distilled Spirit Plant license
  • Demonstrated need for funds

The Fund will provide vital relief for those deeply impacted by the pandemic, and be a resource to help beyond that too.

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Kent Rabish

The Fund will provide vital relief for those deeply impacted by the pandemic, and be a resource to help beyond that too.

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Kent Rabish


Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

What is The Spirit Hub Independent Distillery Preservation Fund?

The Spirit Hub Independent Distillery Preservation Fund, or, as we like to call it, The Fund is Spirit Hub’s answer to the challenging times we find ourselves in. With a little help from you, we hope The Fund will allow our independent distilleries to get through whatever challenges they face.

Where do the funds go?

At their monthly meetings, the board of directors will decide which distilleries would benefit the most from The Fund’s current reserve of donations. The collected funds will be used for distillery-related expenses and a wealth of other needs to allow our independent distillery partners to prosper.

How can I get involved?

If you or your business are interested in getting involved with the fund through donations or other avenues, please contact us at director@spirithubfund.org.

Spirit Hub Independent Distillery Fund is a 501c3 supporting small, independent businesses that may not have the financial resources to weather economic downturns or other unexpected setbacks. The Fund complies with all state and federal laws governing the alcoholic beverage industry and not-for-profit organizations. The Fund is independent of and has no business affiliation with Spirit Hub. No Fund officers, directors or members hold any real or beneficial ownership interest in Spirit Hub or any other licensed retail business.