2020 Review: increased sales & distribution - and 2021 holds great potential!
All the jokes about 2020 notwithstanding, we are deeply appreciative for the support shown to us this year by customers, new distributors and investors! Thank you for your purchases, investments, social-media messages and shares.
This year we saw monthly increased sales, growth from just on-site retail at the distillery to distribution through Total Wine, SpiritHub and the State of Virginia's ABC store system. Our double-gold, gold, and silver medal award-winning whiskies and gins are now available in 9 states!
We have enjoyed hosting events at the distillery when local activities closed, and even with new state and local rules in place, we've always been able to host groups from 1-6 or more depending on what was permitted at the time.
If you're in the Seattle area, please stop by Tues-Sat 12-5pm for a tasting, cocktail or bottles to take home so you can #CocktailInPlace with friends and family.
Taxable income is up by more than a factor of 10 compared with 2019. Our Scotch whisky projects are lining up for the end of Q1 in 2021, new bottles are on order, additional labels are being printed and we've improved some of our manufacturing processes for greater efficiency. And we have about a dozen export contacts in various stages of discussion. We are excited by the growth potential in 2021!
We wish you the best of success in 2021, and look forward to you joining with us as an investor and co-owner of James Bay Distillers!