Hewlette’s wife, Paula, an ordained minister, is also heavily involved in the company, marketing its Local Choice-labeled line of liquors already sold in 15 states and five countries. Two dollars from every bottle sold goes to select charities such as Special Olympics, March of Dimes or the Ronald McDonald House, among others.
“We are creating our own products and donating the profits back into the community,” she said.
Paula added that many of the company’s branded products have gone up against top-shelf liquors in blind taste tests and won.
“It’s that good,” she said.