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Absinthia's Bottled Spirits

California United States
#Sustainability #Farming #WomanFounder #Food&Drink
Absinthia's Bottled Spirits is the winner of six awards in the first 12 months!

Absinthia’s Organic Absinthe sales began in September 2017. Within 12 months our Absinthe received 6 awards, including 3 Gold Medals.

Steady growth has the product in more than 50 restaurants, bars, hotels, and bottle shops in the Bay Area and Los Angeles and now we are legal to sell in Louisiana and New York. With the support of our investors, we can quickly reach new markets and start to scale the business.

Absinthia's Bottled Spirits, a woman owned business, produces organic absinthe with certified organic herbs and biodynamic grape alcohol, presented in beautiful screen printed bottles. Sugar in your absinthe glass? Never! This absinthe is naturally sweet, delicious, and easy to drink.

The minimum investment is $100!
Offering Closes at midnight (PST) on May 31, 2019!

Note: Since the video on this page was produced we have succeeded in expanding into the Louisiana and New York markets (as described above), and we have lowered our minimum goal to $10,000. 
$63,500 funds received
of $500,000 maximum target
$10K minimum
Closed
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Investments

Investment Summary

Revenue Share

Maturity date: When the repayment amount has been paid

Repayment Amount: 1.5x

*See Offering & Form C sections below for disclosures

Offering

Debt

Form C

Mission

Absinthe has come a long way in 100 years! 

Absinthia Organic Absinthe is made in the traditional Swiss style using California grown organic biodynamic grapes and Oregon grown organic wormwood, anise, fennel, and coriander. High-quality ingredients are a must for a high-quality spirit and a better environment. 

To further enhance our commitment to the planet, we collect as many empty Absinthe bottles as possible and use them to create beautiful absinthe scented candles. 

Absinthia's Organic Absinthe is a woman-owned business that uses many woman-owned suppliers.

Investment Perks

  1. $10,000

    Hand signed case of absinthe, candle, dasher bottle, hoodie

  2. $20,000

    Hand signed case of absinthe, candle, dasher bottle, hoodie, and hosted party in a speakeasy called Foolish Whispers!

All campaigns are minimum or nothing; Absinthia's Bottled Spirits will only receive funding if the minimum goal is reached.

Key Facts & Financials

  • Winner of six awards in the first 12 months, including three gold medals!
  • Over 50 high-end Bay Area and Los Angeles customers in first ten months of sales, including Cask, K&L, Hyatt Hotels, Bix, Absinthe Brasserie & Bar, Bar Agricole, DAMAS Restaurant, and Bar Keeper
  • Certified Organic Absinthe
  • Distilled on a biodynamic and organic California farm
  • Woman owned and produced
  • First batch of absinthe sold out after 8 months of sales: ≈$14,000 revenue — produced twice as much absinthe in Q3 2018 and Q1 2019
  • Distribution in New York and Louisiana finalized Q1 2019
  • Founder named “One of Ten Spirited Women to Know” by East Bay Express
  • Selected as Edwardian Ball Absinthe SF & LA Sponsor 2019
  • Raised $11,650 in private round to produce second batch
  • Other Press: Berkeleyside, Eater SF, Money Inc., 7x7, SF Magazine

Absinthia's Bottled Spirits Story

Why Absinthia? 

• Traditional Flavor.
• West Coast Ingredients.
• Certified Organic.
• 100% Woman Owned & Produced
• Winner of six awards in the first 12 months, including three gold medals and a 94 out of 100 rating


Absinthia is a special company making a difference in the industry and poised for more success! We are 100% woman owned, and our absinthe is award-winning, organic, and woman produced. Our revenue and customer base have continued to grow since we began sales in 2017, providing a strong foundation for continued success.

Investments will help Absinthia achieve that success more quickly, and investors will be able to share in the rewards.

When we reach our minimum $10,000 goal, we can hire a food & beverage specialist PR firm for three months.

When we reach our $50,000 goal, we can travel to trade shows and hire a food & beverage specialist PR firm for six months.

When we reach our $100,000 goal, we can hire sales people in two different markets, travel to trade shows, and hire a food & beverage specialist PR firm for one year.

When we reach our $500,000 goal, we can hire sales people in five different markets, travel to trade shows, and initiate a full PR campaign with a food & beverage specialist PR firm.

Here is what industry experts and customers have to say:

 “In a category full of intense, overwhelming flavors, Absinthia really stood out for its elegant simplicity.” 
—Peter Mustacich, owner Alchemy Bottle Shop, Oakland, CA

 “It’s a very fun absinthe to play around with in cocktails and very clean at the same time if you are in the mood to sip on it.”
—Justin Sheffey, Bergerac

 “This is really the start of something — the beginning of approachable, refined absinthe.”
—Don M, Google employee and friend

The Founders

J. Absinthia Vermut

Founder

Founder, Absinthia's Bottled Spirits
MBA
Entrepreneur
Absintheuere

The Team

Jenny Kassan

Attorney

Jenny has over two decades of experience as an attorney and advisor for mission-driven enterprises.

She is the author of Raise Capital on Your Own Terms: How to Fund Your Business without Selling Your Soul (Berrett-Koehler, October 2017).

Jenny earned her J.D. from Yale Law School and a masters degree in City and Regional Planning from the University of California at Berkeley.

Jared Hirsch

Business Advisor

Jared is an award winning mixologist in Oakland, California and a CoFounder of Nickel Dime Cocktail Syrups.

Jessi Fehrenbach

Wing Woman to the Green Fairy

Absinthia's Wing Woman, Jessie specializing in Executive Administrative Support and Special Events Magic.

Emily Wilson

Financial Advisor

Emily Wilson, MBA, has 25 years experience working in financial management and financial systems development for new or restructured businesses. She specializes in non-profits and women-owned businesses.

Gena Nonini

Distiller

Gena Nonini, owner of Marian Farms Biodynamic, is a farmer and distiller.

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