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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...

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DRAMSPrint: barcode printing directly from DRAMS

DRAMSPrint: barcode printing directly from DRAMS

DRAMSPrint offers barcode label printing directly from your DRAMS system, and is fully compatible with DRAMScan or any other third party system. Label print requests are directly validated against warehouse locations and stock held within the DRAMS database, and the...

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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...

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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 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...

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DRAMScan: Revolutionising Cask Management

DRAMScan: Revolutionising Cask Management

Meet Fraser. He’s the new warehouse manager at a busy distillery with responsibility for the movements of thousands of casks. Manually managing processes is proving almost impossible – and prone to costly mistakes. Warehouse workers are always complaining they can’t...

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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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The DRAMS Guide to Cask Scanning and Labelling

The DRAMS Guide to Cask Scanning and Labelling

As you are probably aware, the use of scanning solutions to record barrel movements is becoming increasingly common. Many DRAMS customers already use this technology – and with the potential for tighter process control and increased efficiency and accuracy of stock...

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The DRAMS Guide to Cask Scanner Hardware

The DRAMS Guide to Cask Scanner Hardware

If you are considering implementing a scanning solution, you may be wondering about the type of cask scanner to adopt. ‘Intrinsically safe’ cask scanners (more on this later) can cost thousands of pounds per device, so clearly it is important to make the right choice...

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5 Questions for Cask Scanning Suppliers

5 Questions for Cask Scanning Suppliers

Cask scanning is a hot topic right now, but there are many ways to approach this – and different types of suppliers, not all of whom will be advisable partners for the maturing spirit sector. These questions may help you find the cask scanning supplier that is right...

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The hidden costs of in-house developed distillery systems

The hidden costs of in-house developed distillery systems

When it comes to technology solutions for managing stocks of maturing spirits, warehouse managers are faced with two basic choices: they can either outsource development to a software supplier that specialises in these sorts of solutions, or they can develop one in...

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Glenmorangie: Distilling a Modern Success Story

Glenmorangie: Distilling a Modern Success Story

The past few years have seen a remarkable rise for Glenmorangie, as the company goes from strength to strength. Named repeatedly as a ‘Hot Prospect Brand’ by Impact magazine, Glenmorangie is the fastest growing Whisky brand. Indeed, following a distillery expansion in...

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North British Distillery Case Study

North British Distillery Case Study

The North British Distillery is one of the largest Scotch Grain Whisky producers in Scotland, managing around 1m casks in total. Operations are spread across various sites that include a distillery in Edinburgh; and warehousing facilities in Edinburgh, Muirhall,...

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Wild Turkey Case Study

Wild Turkey Case Study

The Challenge: When Campari purchased Wild Turkey in 2009, they had to move quickly to find a stock control system to manage their maturing inventory. Beverly Tutterow, Wild Turkey Distillery Controller, explains: “Wild Turkey was using an in-house system, but the...

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John Dewar and Sons Case Study

John Dewar and Sons Case Study

The Challenge: The challenge for Bacardi’s John Dewar & Sons Ltd (JDSL) was a slightly unusual one, in that it involved the replacement of a system which was functioning very well. JDSL were managing operations using a system which had been built in-house and...

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