On the 19th June 2016, we smashed our target on the crowdfunding site, Kickstarter.
We have never wanted to be in debt on this project, so we looked to crowdfunding to help us raise the funds needed.
Kickstarter is a global online crowdfunding community, which brings creative projects to life, whilst giving backers the chance to be part of something new. The raised funds are only released to the creator if the set goal is met in full or exceeded.
We surpassed our goal of £25,000, reaching a total of £30,056, in just 45 days, from 363 backers. Backers pledged from across the globe, from countries such as New Zealand, Australia, Hong Kong, Croatia, Hungary, Germany & Japan, to make Dartmoor Whisky Distillery become a reality.
Greg Millar, Co-Founder of Dartmoor Whisky said: “We have been overwhelmed with everybody’s support, both locally and from around the world. Thanks to everybody who reached into their pockets to support us and be part of Devon’s first whisky distillery.”
Now successfully funded, we finally have the funds needed to move the project forward. Next steps are to install the copper still with an aim to start distilling by the Autumn.
Thanks to everybody who pledged, shared and spread the word about our Kickstarter project, we couldn’t have done it without you!
Keep an eye out for our pre-order going live on our website, as well as our online shop where you will be able to buy Dartmoor Whisky Distillery merchandise.
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