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Dudin's Distillery

An ambitious and talented team of young distillers is seeking €500,000 investment to start the first whisky distillery in Belarus (CIS).

  • Stage Concept Only
  • Industry Food and Beverage
  • Location Leiden, ZH, NL
  • Currency USD
  • Website nl.linkedin.com

Company Summary

The distillery is going to produce a high quality whisky and brandy from locally grown grain and fruits, enjoying the location in the 19 century building of a former distillery. The aim is to meet a growing customer's demand for matured spirits (whisky and brandy). Plan is to take 2% share of the brandy+whisky market of Belarus (9,5 mln people) in 3 years, targeting the premium market. Please, refer to the presentation in DOCUMENTS section.

Team

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    Petr Dudin
    Distiller and Coordinator

    Holds Ph. D. in chemistry (University of Warwick). Amateur distiller since 2004. Petr studied distillery process at St. George’s Distillery and Kilchoman Distillery (UK). He is also a subscriber of the American Distilling Institute. Petr is also a well known prolific Belarusian blogger.

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    Yan Karpov
    PR & brand management

    Head of a PR agency. Successfully managed a re-branding campaign for a major local alcohol producer.

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    Kirill Zemlyanukhin
    Finance and consulting

    MSc Economics (University of Warwick); works in Grant Thornton UK

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    Marat Khisamov
    Finance and consulting

    MSc Finance (Cass Business School); works in PwC UK

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    Vadim Timkov
    Distiller and supply chain

    Worked at ALCOPACK (the largest producer of alcoholick package materials for alcoholic drinks)

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    Darya Zhuk
    Legal support

    Partner at GLIMSTEDT, Minsk. Oversaw the due diligence for Frank Fuller acquisition of “Luch”, a prominent transaction in Belarus.