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10 Million Barrels of Bourbon Ageing in Kentucky

10 Million Barrels of Bourbon Ageing in Kentucky

The Bourbon Boom 95% of the world’s supply of bourbon originates in Kentucky, and as of 2021, the number of bourbon barrels currently ageing in distillery warehouses across the state surpassed 10 million. In 2020 the industry also set new production records filling...

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Introducing Gillian, DRAMS Implementation Consultant

Introducing Gillian, DRAMS Implementation Consultant

 Introducing Gillian Thom, DRAMS Implementation Consultant. Having recently joined the DRAMS team, Gillian answers some questions about her time so far with DRAMS. Gillian, welcome to DRAMS. You’ve had a few months to settle into the role now, how have you found it?...

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Introducing DRAMS Service Delivery Manager

Introducing DRAMS Service Delivery Manager

 Introducing Frank McNeil, the new DRAMS Service Delivery Manager. Having recently joined the DRAMS team, Frank answers some questions about his time so far with DRAMs and his plans for the Professional Services team. Frank, welcome to DRAMS. You’ve had a few weeks to...

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Video: Updates to DRAMS TTB Reporting Features

Video: Updates to DRAMS TTB Reporting Features

During the 2021 DRAMS User Group we demoed a number of product updates and feature enhancements.  A full summary of the new features added to the core DRAMS system can be found here.  As part of these announcements, we included an update to the DRAMS TTB reporting...

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Introducing DRAMS New Product Manager

Introducing DRAMS New Product Manager

Introducing Hayley McMinn, the new DRAMS Product Manager. Recently promoted from within the DRAMS team, Hayley has a clear vision for the future of the DRAMS system and the ongoing development of our product range. Having settled into her new role, Hayley shares some...

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Gamification: A growing trend in warehousing industries

Gamification: A growing trend in warehousing industries

As a complex operation with many moving parts, it’s no surprise that most warehouses are on an ongoing mission to maximise productivity. Optimising workflows, introducing automated processes, and reducing the amount of time and resources wasted are all part and parcel...

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The Innovation Myth

The Innovation Myth

(This article first appeared in Brewer and Distiller International, August 2019) The popular vision of innovation – picture the solitary genius dreaming up the ideas that will transform the world – is a romantic myth. In reality the great works of Darwin and Einstein...

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The Modern Master Blender

The Modern Master Blender

Brendan Flood, Director of Distillery Systems at DRAMS, explores the changing role of master blenders in today’s competitive market   While many whisky drinkers like to imagine that their dram has been produced with strict adherence to centuries of tradition, in...

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An Interview with… Ron Welsh, Beam Suntory

An Interview with… Ron Welsh, Beam Suntory

We were delighted when Beam Suntory master blender and strategic inventory manager Ron Welsh agreed to have a chat with us. Not only is Ron great company; he’s also fascinating to talk with due to his vast industry experience and the high level of strategic focus...

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The DRAMS Solution Sheet

The DRAMS Solution Sheet

DRAMS – The Complete Bulk Stock Distillery Management Solution The movement and storage of maturing spirit inventory is a process with a number of unique challenges which standard stock control packages cannot address. DRAMS has been specifically developed to meet...

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Is RFID the future for distillery barrel management?

Is RFID the future for distillery barrel management?

(This article by DRAMS' Director Brendan Flood first appeared as a LinkedIn post) Scanning the horizon: Is RFID the future for distillery barrel management? Have barcodes officially had their day? Long established as the default solution for...

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Key Question: How to manage distillery cask movements

Key Question: How to manage distillery cask movements

In order for spirits distilleries to run effective, profitable businesses, warehouse managers must be able to manage distillery cask movements efficiently and effectively. Yet when these managers are responsible for the movements of thousands of casks, manually...

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Key Question: How to manage spirit recipes and ingredients

Key Question: How to manage spirit recipes and ingredients

The Challenge In order for producers of spirits to consistently meet targets in line with their long-term production plans, they need to effectively manage their component spirit recipes and ingredients in order to create the necessary blends of their spirits. Recipes...

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Key Question: How to keep track of distillery stocks

Key Question: How to keep track of distillery stocks

In order for producers of spirits to consistently produce high-quality spirits, managers must be able to track distillery stocks and effectively handle the holding of all cased stock from its initial filling or receipt until it is removed from the warehouse or...

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Effective long-term planning in the distillery industry

Effective long-term planning in the distillery industry

A taste for the future The typical image of the distillery industry, steeped in history and tradition, is not immediately associated with modern technology and digital innovation. Yet distilleries operate in a landscape of continual change, facing simultaneous...

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DRAMScan Solution Sheet

DRAMScan Solution Sheet

DRAMScan for DRAMS: The Complete Barrel Scanning Solution DRAMScan is a cask scanning module for the DRAMS distillery management system that dramatically simplifies the process of recording cask locations and movements, improving accuracy of information and overall...

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