YFS Magazine: What does your business card say about you?

YFS Magazine: What does your business card say about you?

“The first thing our business card conveys, hopefully, is quality… For us, exchanging business cards is a sales opportunity. So, the card must communicate what value we offer to the person receiving it. Our business is multifaceted so we need to communicate a different, yet cohesive message to potential distributors, retailers, consumers and new brand […]

South Carolina Distiller Promises to Make Kentucky Liquor Quicker

South Carolina Distiller Promises to Make Kentucky Liquor Quicker

Tom Fischer, a bourbon connoisseur and the founder of Bourbonblog.com, visited Hewlette’s facilities in Charleston, S.C., to find out. “I blindly tasted I think five or six different whiskeys,” Fischer says. “He didn’t tell me which one was their bourbon. I ended up ranking theirs either number one or number two, and it was right […]

Fast N’ Loud propels star to bigger things

Fast N’ Loud propels star to bigger things

His next big venture: Gas Monkey Cinnamon Tequila. “That should potentially be a $100 million brand by the end of the year,” Rawlings predicts. In what little spare time he has, he does commercials and endorsements for Dodge, O’Reilly Auto Parts and Miller Lite. Moreover, his biography, Fast N’ Loud: Blood, Sweat and Beers, was […]

VH1 Stars Winemakers and Distillers

VH1 Stars Winemakers and Distillers

Recently Tiny expanded her business ventures into the world of tequila with 2 flavors – Lime Light and Orange Blossom. When creating the tequila Tiny had two goals in mind – “it had to taste GREAT and it had to have minimal burn”; Tiny’s Tequila is the perfect blend of strong but sweet. Read more […]

Charleston, S.C. A friendly place to do business

Charleston, S.C. A friendly place to do business

Paula Dezzutti-Hewlette, CEO and founder of the Daniel Island-based Local Choice Spirits, says Charleston’s small-business owners like to work together, collaborate and exchange ideas instead of waging war against each other. “I love Charleston because they’re very committed to supporting local business,” says Dezzutti-Hewlette. “There’s so many organizations that really bring attention to what a […]

Local Choice Spirits CEO Pixie Paula in The Huffington Post

Local Choice Spirits CEO Pixie Paula in The Huffington Post

Recently, I had the pleasure of sitting down with one of the most amazing women that I have met to date, Paula “Pixie” Dezzutti Hewlette. Don’t let her nickname, “Pixie”, fool you. It’s not often that you meet a woman who has decided to turn a very male-dominated industry upside down through patented technology and […]

Hatfield & McCoy Whiskey Feud Expands to 21 States

Hatfield & McCoy Whiskey Feud Expands to 21 States

“Our families have been blending and distilling American spirits in the Appalachian tradition since before the feud began,” said James “Big Jim” McCoy, a descendent of “Ole’ Ran’l” McCoy. “Now, all those recipes that we’ve been writing in the backs of bibles and in the backs of our minds for centuries are coming together in […]

Luann de Lesseps Is Launching a Vodka Line

Luann de Lesseps Is Launching a Vodka Line

One should know to never count out the Countess…Especially when it comes to business endeavors! The vodka line is another accomplishment Luann can add to her resume. She recently debuted a fashion and jewelry line with the same name. Look for the bottles to hit the shelves this summer! Read more at Bravo TV.