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Consulting Services

Spirits Institute Puget Sound offers outside consultation on an hourly, short-term or project basis. Also, new for 2020, a special SIPS VIPs concierge consultation service by retainer is now being offered. All rates are shown below.

At long last, a master distiller and distillation engineer is now available on a consultancy basis to assist you in the establishment of your project! SIPS has a broad client base, and references are available upon request. Consultation services have been widely dispensed domestically, but SIPS has also been dispatched to Canada, Scotland, Wales, Ireland, Isle of Man, Serbia, Philippines, Samoa, Bolivia, Peru and India ~ a growing list of international job sites.

Your first consultation is always offered on a gratis basis, and many clients have remarked that the rates for these services are far more reasonable than expected.

Basic Rate: $150.00/hour, or $1000.00/day (12 hours).

SIPS VIPs concierge consultation: depending on scope of project and distance, a retainer of $1000.00 to $2000.00 monthly is payable quarterly in advance.

Privileges are granted to the client for 24/7/365 responsiveness by mobile / text / e-mail, plus frequent on-site visits, according to agreement.

At the first instance of your need in the commercial production of craft-distilled spirits, please write a note to:

Or, call the SIPS Fine Spirits Hotline:


  • branding

  • recipe and process development

  • formulation and federal approval

  • label design and federal approval

  • expert-level distillation tutorial

  • physical plant layout

  • still design and fabrication

  • equipment selection

  • quality assurance and control

  • filtration and bottling fundamentals

  • maturation innovations (our specialty!)

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