Invest in Ronald Isley Liquid Gold

The Smoothest Brandy You'll Ever Taste

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INVESTMENT TERMS
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 $15M  $13.5M valuation cap
Early Bird Bonus: The first $100K of investments will be in a convertible note with a $13.5M valuation cap
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Highlights

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Company co-founded by Ronald Isley of the Isley Brothers (4.8 million social media followers).
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Over 400 cases sold in 6-month soft launch in 2023 ($290K revenue).
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Already in 30 stores in 3 states, including Happy Cork (NY), Prohibition (GA) and Myers (MI).
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U.S. Brandy sales reached $16 billion in 2023. Projected to grow to $20 billion by 2027.

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Our Mission:

To reimagine and revitalize American Brandy for this generation and the next.

In recent years, there has been a notable surge in the demand for premium liquor, particularly within the cognac and brandy market. Recognizing and capitalizing on this flourishing trend, Ronald Isley Liquid Gold is dedicated to meeting consumer preferences by offering the epitome of luxury in the form of our premium brandy. Our commitment to excellence is evident in our flagship product, Contagious XO, launched in late 2023.

The demand for Brandy has witnessed a remarkable surge within the ever-evolving landscape of the spirits industry. In a triumphant resurgence, Brandy's revenue in 2023 surpassed pre-pandemic figures for the first time, signaling a robust and promising trajectory. Projections indicate an anticipated 30% growth by 2027, solidifying Brandy's position among the top 5 fastest-growing spirits. This surge not only underscores the market's resilience but also positions Brandy as a key player in consumers' evolving preferences. As we delve into this dynamic landscape, the potential for capitalizing on this upward trend becomes increasingly evident, presenting a prime opportunity for us to position our premium brand, Contagious XO, as a frontrunner in this flourishing market.

In a groundbreaking collaboration, the legendary musical artist Ronald Isley and trailblazing figure Vanessa Braxton, the first African American female master distiller, joined forces to create an unparalleled masterpiece. This dynamic partnership seamlessly blended Ronald's discerning palate with Vanessa's unmatched expertise, culminating in creating the extraordinary Brandy we now celebrate as Contagious XO.

Renowned for his disruptive influence in the music industry, Ronald Isley has left an indelible mark as one of the few artists to achieve hits in every decade for seven consecutive decades. Bringing that same energy and skill to the realm of spirits, Ronald has elevated Contagious XO to embody the essence of his musical legacy.

Contagious XO is not just a Brandy - it stands as a testament to the harmonious fusion of musical genius and masterful distillation. This extraordinary partnership reflects a commitment to pushing boundaries and setting new standards of excellence in the world of premium spirits. Join us in raising a toast to this unparalleled collaboration that has given birth to a Brandy transcending expectations, a true embodiment of visionary talents redefining the pinnacle of sophistication and taste.

Contagious XO was born from a meticulously crafted Brandy and matured over five years. The essence of our premium offering lies in its unique production process, where it undergoes a five-fold distillation and filtration, resulting in an unparalleled smoothness that sets it apart. Notably, Contagious XO takes pride in its gluten-free and non-GMO composition, catering to a diverse range of preferences.

Infused with the delicate notes of vanilla, apple, and the subtle nuances of red sherry, each sip becomes a journey into a symphony of flavors, elegantly dancing on the palate. This Brandy is not merely a beverage; it is an artful fusion of tradition and innovation, where the legacy of time-honored craftsmanship meets the cutting edge of modern distillation techniques. Contagious XO invites you to indulge in a sensory experience that transcends the ordinary, redefining the boundaries of what a premium Brandy can achieve.

Aligned with our strategic marketing approach, Ronald Isley Liquid Gold meticulously identifies and caters to three distinct target customer groups: the distributor, the retailer, and the consumer. Acknowledging the unique needs of each group is foundational to our success.

Distributor:

Our key distributors in the United States are integral to every phase of our product line's life cycle – encompassing sales, distribution, and post-sales support. To maximize their success, our dedicated sales personnel, under expert management, will undergo comprehensive training to immerse themselves in the unique and exceptional qualities of our offerings. Leveraging the celebrity influence of Ronald Isley, we strategically plan appearances at both local and national distributor events aimed at motivating and rewarding exemplary sales performance. 

Retailer:

Our retail partners, spanning chain stores, bars, hotels, and restaurants, are critical in reaching a diverse customer base and disseminating our products across the marketplace. In-store appearances featuring Ronald will establish a direct connection with fans, fostering enthusiasm for our brand. Understanding market dynamics, we aim to create a buzz for this new brand by providing support to stores and local markets through marketing placements, tastings, contests, and merchandise giveaways as needed.

Consumer:

Our target consumers extend beyond Ronald's fan base alone because of the amazing taste of our Brandy; we will reach clients representing an educated demographic with a refined palate for quality and taste. Crafted to appeal to both men and women, including those not typically inclined towards Brandy, our product aims to expand market share and elevate sales. Ronald's unique influence on tastemakers and fellow celebrities will be strategically leveraged for endorsements, playing a pivotal role in directly engaging and resonating with our consumer base. This approach creates a compelling narrative around the Ronald Isley Liquid Gold experience, ensuring a lasting impact on our discerning audience.

While Ronald Isley Liquid Gold currently holds a focused presence in the primary markets of Michigan, Georgia, and New York City, our strategic vision extends beyond these initial locations. Our forthcoming marketing rollouts are strategically aligned with the popularity of the Isley Brothers as a musical group. Leveraging Ronald Isley's celebrity status, we aim to amplify brand awareness by strategically tapping into local markets where the Isley Brothers hold significant influence.

Marketing & Promotion:

Ronald Isley Liquid Gold is proud to have cultivated strong partnerships within the entertainment, music, and sports industries. Leveraging these valuable alliances, we aim to maintain maximum visibility in the realms of art, music, sports, and entertainment, ensuring a consistently high level of enthusiasm surrounding our brand. With a diverse roster of models, artists, and entertainers, we guarantee prime placement and competitive advantage positioning for our brand, transcending traditional boundaries and creating vast opportunities to capture a larger market share.

Brand Awareness and Visibility

Understanding the importance of a memorable introduction, Ronald Isley Liquid Gold guarantees competitive positioning among alcohol consumers by:

  • Attending national wine and spirits trade shows to showcase our offerings.
  • Maintaining high visibility at selected special events through luxury onsite activations, including unique tastings, premium signage, and engaging promotional models.
  • Sustaining grassroots buzz through exclusive contests, giveaways, VIP clubs, surveys, and more.
  • Sending high-production value press kits to major liquor and beverage publications to garner reviews and publicity.
  • Catering to our target customers' specific needs and preferences.
  • Creating events that evoke specific emotions, sensations, and memories, providing unique experiences that consumers crave.
  • Meeting the increased demand for ultra-premium products among savvy consumers.

Approach and Presence:

Our strategy positions us strategically in various community organizations and events, such as the Las Vegas Liquor Convention, the Kentucky Derby, and more. Leveraging Ronald Isley's celebrity, we enhance our visibility in markets where the Isley Brothers are most popular, ensuring broad market reach and penetration into specific demographics.

Magazine Ads:

Despite the growth of the internet, print media advertising remains a competitive advantage. Print media allows us to cater to specific target audiences, delivering well-crafted impressions and pass-along opportunities. This targeted approach enhances sales growth while optimizing resources.

Email Campaigns:

Email campaigns prove to be a cost-efficient form of advertising. With minimal expenses compared to mass media, we leverage direct emailing to reach a global audience with internet access. Periodic emails about new products, brand updates, contests, and our VIP program ensure continuous engagement and top-of-mind recall when consumers are ready to make a purchase.

Broadcast and Celebrity Endorsements:

Utilizing testimonials and celebrity endorsements, we create relatable connections between Ronald Isley Liquid Gold and the personalities featured in our advertisements. This approach builds mass appeal, fostering a loyal customer base and leveraging the influence of well-known figures to draw in audiences.

Social Networking:

Our active presence on social networking sites like Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter ensures continual consumer interaction. Beyond the online realm, we extend our social networking strategy to workplaces, universities, and high schools, tapping into various arenas where our target audience engages.

Strategic Alliances:

Ronald Isley Liquid Gold has forged partnerships with strategic allies in a proactive move to broaden our influence and strengthen brand support. While some alliances remain confidential, collaborating with these partners presents various potential benefits for Ronald Isley Liquid Gold. These advantages include streamlined access to target markets, shared financial risk, the attainment of synergy, and the acquisition of a competitive edge. These strategic partnerships strategically position Ronald Isley Liquid Gold for sustainable growth and heightened market presence.

Just in case you didn't know who Ronald Isley is:

Ronald Isley, born on May 21, 1941, in Cincinnati, Ohio, is an iconic American singer, songwriter, and music legend known for his soulful and enduring contributions to the world of R&B and soul. With a career spanning several decades, Ronald has left an indelible mark on the music industry, earning acclaim for his smooth tenor voice, impeccable vocal range, and charismatic stage presence.

In the early 1950s, Ronald Isley, alongside his siblings, formed the vocal group The Isley Brothers. The group gained prominence with hits like "Shout" and "Twist and Shout," showcasing Ronald's versatile vocal abilities and setting the stage for their enduring success. Over the years, The Isley Brothers evolved their sound, seamlessly adapting to changing musical landscapes while maintaining their distinct style.

Ronald Isley's velvety vocals became synonymous with timeless classics such as "Between the Sheets," "For the Love of You," and "Footsteps in the Dark." His ability to convey emotion through his singing has resonated with generations of music enthusiasts, earning him a reputation as one of the most influential voices in R&B.

Beyond his work with The Isley Brothers, Ronald Isley pursued a solo career, further demonstrating his musical prowess. His solo endeavors produced hits like "Just Came Here to Chill" and "Contagious," showcasing his enduring relevance in contemporary R&B.

Ronald Isley's contributions to the music industry have garnered numerous accolades, including inductions into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, recognizing his enduring impact and influence on the landscape of soul and R&B music.

With a career that spans over seven decades, Ronald Isley continues to captivate audiences with his soul-stirring performances, solidifying his status as a living legend in the realm of American music. His timeless voice and musical legacy serve as an inspiration for aspiring artists and a testament to the enduring power of soulful expression.

Picture this: the rich notes of Contagious XO Brandy resonating globally, and you can say, "I helped make that happen." Your investment fuels the dream of creating a legacy in the spirits industry, bringing Ronald Isley Liquid Gold to the forefront.

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