About Us

Temperance Distilling Company (TDC) was born 1998 when a group of like-minded investors saw an opportunity in the alcohol specialty market. At that time the focus was purely on small niche specialty alcohol products. As awareness of TDC’s capabilities grew, so did the interest from potential beverage brand owners. With this high demand TDC officially opened its doors in January 2009, to produce and develop private client brands. As new products continued to be developed, additional equipment was purchased and capacity continued to increase. With such available capacity the company shifted its focus from proprietary to client products.

After developing its first private client brand, TDC has continued to evolve into a full service turn-key operation. Over the years TDC has added key personnel to assist with everything from inquiry to product fulfillment. The company and its staff specializes in formulation, product design, material sourcing, TTB approvals, state registrations, invoicing, collections, inventory management, compliance, warehousing, brokering, and shipping. Even with the vast array of services provided every day TDC strives to find another aspect of the market which they can master and offer to new and existing clients.

As word of TDC’s expanding capabilities stretched the country, and services continued to grow, the company reached physical capacity and was forced to pack up and move into its new 65,000 square foot facility in May of 2010. Since the move TDC has been able to add additional services, further supporting the over 60 clients and their products in excess of 100 unique beverages.

Having the capability and equipment to produce bottled products as well as a wide range of unique non-traditional products, TDC is excited to be able to extend our services to a vast array of clients and gladly welcomes all product inquiries. Whether you are a newcomer entering the wine and spirits industry or you already have your foot in the door, TDC is ready and able to use our knowledge base and resources to get your brand to market.

Though our name implies we are a distiller, though we have the capability to, at the moment we operate as a rectifier. Meaning we procure bulk alcohol (tequila, GNS, vodka, whiskey, gin, etc.) from suppliers across the globe and then blend according to the final desired beverage. This not only offers us flexibility to cater to a wide variety of clients or brands but it also allows us to offer unique cost savings that to most would be unattainable.

TDC is a full service beverage/brand solution for both start up's and existing companies. From product formulation to organic certified manufacturing and warehousing we offer many valuable services. TDC operates multiple bottling lines capable of filling all the TTB standard fills and a wide variety of shapes and finish styles. With the abilities to fill standard and non-traditional packaging our capabilities are vast. This basically means, the wilder your idea, the more chance there is that we can fill it.

In addition to our purchasing and bottling capabilities we also offer services such as bonded warehousing, design services, TTB consulting, registrations, product brokering, state compliance services, logistics, procurement, sales and royalty tracking, account reporting, import/export services and so much more. When we say that we are a “full service” solution, we truly have every capability necessary to fulfill all of your brand needs.

I wanted to send this e-mail to further compliment and acknowledge the work that TDC (Temperance Distilling Company) has done for me over the last 8 Years. In Business we forget the basics from which we were born into, Trust, Honor, Commitment and Creativity but most of all Loyalty. While the end result may be duplicated by others in this Industry it is those basics that are repeated and held to a Higher Standard that causes me and my companies to continue to work with TDC and all their staff, they understand that it's more than just "Finished Goods" I will be with them for as long as they will have me. Insofar as others in their field, I have yet to find anyone that can compete (and I have been at this for a very Long Time).

Jack Barreca - National Beverage Alliance / No Name Distributing, LLC

I must say that our experiences with Temperance have been very rewarding! Your excellent staff and leadership have been invaluable in developing and promoting our brand! I look forward to a long and fruitful relationship!

Allen Key President - "The Hammer"

Whom better to choose as your Distiller to keep your mind at peace- From the development and manufacturing stage to the point that you have reached retail, TDC is very much in-tuned with the success of your business. Thank you TDC for holding my hand and making me feel like I'm at home, your staff is amazing!!

Ted Fason, CEO - St. Claire Vodka

Development

From the creation of color schemes and logos to the selection of the correct design style to fit your company, TDC has the capabilities to create specific brand guidelines to stabilize your brand and set your company apart from the crowd. Packaging is key! If they like the way it looks then they’ll love the way it tastes and with TDC’s design team we can make that a reality. With years of industry experience working for brands such as Smirnoff and Remy Cointreau, our design team is able to create packaging to compete with the most successful in the industry.

Having developed &/or produced 100 private beverages for more than 60 clients TDC has multiple suppliers from stock to custom components. During the development process TDC staff will work with clients to select components and ingredients which fit the scope of the product. Whether a client is looking for stock 750ml bottles or custom capsules TDC has done it all. By visiting TDC’s virtual Client Products Listings one can see the wide array of sourcing options.

Every product has a formula that is unique only to that client. By using our seasoned chemist we have the tools you need to create the most intricate of beverages.

TDC's Development Team takes pride in turning a client concept into a brand. Our graphics designer, project managers, and materials planner have had intimate involvement in bringing a wide range of products and brands to market. The team works closely with clients to create consumer appealing logos and design; making sure to reflect industry-style and government compliant language. That all elements contain the necessary accents and font sizes to meet government standards and are scalable for commercial production. The TDC design team spends endless hours creating award winning designs while working within all government regulations.

You can have the best tasting, most attractive package on the market, now you need to let everyone know “I’M HERE!” Whether it’s the design of point of sale materials to catch the consumers eye at the store, or the creation of shirts and flyers to spread the word, TDC has the capabilities to fill all your marketing and promotional needs.

TDC is a full service beverage/brand solution for both start up's and existing companies. From product formulation to organic certified manufacturing and warehousing we offer many valuable services. TDC operates multiple bottling lines capable of filling all the TTB standard fills and a wide variety of shapes and finish styles. With the abilities to fill standard and non-traditional packaging our capabilities are vast. This basically means, the wilder your idea, the more chance there is that we can fill it.

In addition to our purchasing and bottling capabilities we also offer services such as bonded warehousing, design services, TTB consulting, registrations, product brokering, state compliance services, logistics, procurement, sales and royalty tracking, account reporting, import/export services and so much more. When we say that we are a “full service” solution, we truly have every capability necessary to fulfill all of your brand needs.

Having developed &/or produced 100 private beverages for more than 60 clients TDC has multiple suppliers from stock to custom components. During the development process TDC staff will work with clients to select components and ingredients which fit the scope of the product. Whether a client is looking for stock 750ml bottles or custom capsules TDC has done it all. By visiting TDC’s virtual Client Products Listings one can see the wide array of sourcing options.

In 2003, the Homeland Security Act of 2002 split the functions of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF), into two new organizations with separate functions. Under this Act The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, also known as the Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) was formed. The TTB is a bureau of the United States Department of the Treasury. The employees’ main duties are to collect alcohol, tobacco, firearms, and ammunition excise taxes and to protect the public. The TTB conducts these roles by regulating the industries to ensure that products are labeled, advertised, and marketed in accordance with the law. To carry out these responsibilities the TTB develops regulations, conducts product analysis, ensures tax and trade compliance with the Federal Alcohol Administration Act and the Internal Revenue Code.

As mentioned above it is the TTB’s duty to analyze products and throughout the development process the TTB will review specific items related to the clients’ products and either approve or reject the filings. In each step applications/forms are filled in by TDC and based on the complexity are sent off directly to the TTB or to one of our TTB advisors. If it is sent directly to the TTB, TDC will then follow up and inquiry on the status until a decision is made. If an application were to be rejected TDC will follow up with our hired TTB advisors and schedule a conference call with TTB reviewer. During this call TDC can work to overturn the decision or get more clarity on the verdict and uncover what needs to be changed. After the call, if it is not overturned, TDC will work with the Client to make the necessary changes and resubmit the application.

With our industry experience, understanding of the TTB, and utilizing our TTB legal advisors it is rare that a product is rejected unless a client is pushing legal boundaries. By utilizing the TTB advisors we can ensure items are done correctly before being sent in which saves time and lowers rejection risks. In either case, TDC will work diligently to have all products approved in a timely manner with as few re-submittals as possible.

Services

TDC is staffed with in house processes and new equipment engineering to enhance our manufacturing and development services enabling us to offer even the most complex custom products based on client’s product specifications.

From 2010 to 2011 we have tripled our manufacturing capabilities and expects to exceed more than 500,000 cases of private client wine and spirits in 2012. Our production capabilities reaches from small hand crafted batches to large container loads of output.

In a highly regulated industry there are many requirements before a product can go to market. Once production is complete TDC offers storage in TDC’s bonded Warehouse, allowing clients to withhold Federal Tax until the product ships. Before the product can go to market, TDC’s Compliance Officer will manage the State or other Government’s Registration process to ensure products are registered and can legally ship. Once this is complete, TDC can accept Distributor PO’s, whether domestic or international, and our shipping coordinator will schedule and arrange all pickups and shipment.

Utilizing TDC’s front and back offices services Clients can allocate funds to sales versus costly administrative functions. Prior to production, Clients simply submit a Manufacturing Order and are free of the responsibilities that come with preparing for the manufacturing. TDC manages all component inventories and handles procurement of all necessary items ensuring everything is done properly and the Client can continue to focus on sales.

Once the product is produced and in the marketplace the services continues as TDC facilitates receiving and shipping Distributor orders. This service includes Invoicing, A/R tracking, Collections, Payments and Reporting. By using TDC, Clients can avoid unnecessary staff additions and can be completely confident that the most important functions are in the hands of experienced professionals.

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  • 177 Reed Drive, Temperance, MI 48182
  • 734-847-5262