The key driving factor for Stuart wanting to start his own business was to challenge himself and move out of his comfort zone, with the possibility of creating more work opportunities for himself.
Stuart has a strong desire to bring unique flavours to the Tasmanian spirits market. Keeping true to his basic principles of wanting to make his entire product in house, Bluff Distillery was created.
Stuart approached us, his local Entrepreneurship Facilitator in Hobart. We helped him develop a marketing plan and sought the local council approvals and licences he needed to open the distillery.
“The Entrepreneurship Facilitator and his team were great in the early days of our small business. I called on his expertise on several occasions and he was more than helpful with any assistance I required.”
Stuart has receives great support selling his product. Most recently his Smoked Almond Gin was awarded second place in the Master Cask Spirits competition in Adelaide. During the next 12 months Stuart plans to focus on marketing and building his brand with the aim of strengthening his presence within the local market. Bluff Distillery products are currently stocked at local liquor stores. There are plans to hold a stall at the local Kingston Beach markets.
“I continue to receive helpful tips, emails and advise from my Entrepreneurship Facilitator. They certainly provide a great service.”