ferino DISTILLERY drinks for life faqS
What is your progress to date?
We are about halfway through the buildout with plans to launch to the public Summer 2019. We have already secured our federal distilled spirits permit and are finalizing our state and local licenses. We are investing along with our landlord to get the space up to code, production equipment is on order, and we are now working on the buildout for the bar and our retail space.
We already have three award-winning products in the marketplace, and a new distribution deal launching this year that will put us in 31 US states.
How will it work exactly?
Drinks for Life supporters will be able to redeem their free monthly drink in person at the distillery. You can choose from one of our many specialty craft cocktails and mixed drinks that include spirits that we make in house! We are also working on some exciting local beer and wine collaborations that will eventually open up your free drink to beer or wine.
Risks & Challenges?
There are a lot of hoops to jump through to launch a new bar, much less a distillery + bar + retail + coffee, but fortunately the city of Reno has been very supportive of the project and we have a highly experienced bar management and planning team that is making sure we quickly navigate all necessary measures.
Does the Drinks For Life program expire?
Nope. If you are a supporter - its forever. Unless we close as a business, we're going to support you and you'll be able to redeem drinks on location forever.
Do drinks need to be consumed on site?
Yes, drinks will be served on site and must be consumed on site - this is the law in Nevada.
You guys will have beer & wine right? Can I have other types of drinks?
The drinks for life program supports cocktails, mixed drinks and shots that include our in-house spirits. While we do have plans for local beer collaborations and to have our own wine label (in which case we would include those), the focus is on our spirits.
What about Tips?
Tips are not included in the drinks for life program. We invite you to support our bartenders with the customary American tip for drinks. Usually $1 or $2 per drink is perfect. The tip goes directly to the bartender and not to Ferino Distillery.
Can I share my Drinks for Life Program with Friends?
No sharing, but if you want to gift the program to a local, you can reach out and let us know and we’ll transfer to their name permanently. Otherwise, supporters can only claim the free monthly drink for themselves, but please do invite your friends to also participate - it’ll be even more fun with friends!
I missed a month? Do I get to drink 2 drinks the next?
Our drinks program does not bank. You'll have plenty of time to enjoy our drinks and we will send you monthly reminders to come in and redeem your free drink.
Do I have to live in the Reno area to enjoy this program?
Nope - we invite supporters from around the world. Try our spirits and cocktails during visits or know that your support is enabling high quality spirits to be enjoyed by many!
What other entitlements does the program entail?
We love our supporters - Ferino Distillery Drinks for Life members will also be invited to special events, early tastings, classes, discount programs and other rewards!