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James F.C. Hyde Sorgho Whiskey

James F.C. Hyde Sorgho Whiskey


Raised this Round: Raised: $303,350

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Convertible Note

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RegCF    Open SEC Filing

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Alcohol, Tobacco, & Recreational Drugs

Tech Sector


Plantation, Florida

Who Should Be Interested:
Do you love whiskey….but hate the gluten in it? For the health-aware, gluten-conscious cocktail drinkers out there, Epec might be the investment for you. Their whiskey is made out of sorghum, which is gluten-free, meaning you can have your Manhattan -- .and stay gluten-free, too.

The Company:
Epec is pioneering an innovative and unique whiskey made from gluten-free sorghum. They’ve deemed sorghum to be “nature’s miracle crop,” and they’ve even created a new whiskey category, Sorgo Whiskey, as a result. They plan to make it popular enough to compete with bourbon and rye, and, right now, Epec is available in eight states, Washington D.C., and on board the ultra-luxurious cruise line, Seabourn Cruise. Now, Epec is being promoted and distributed by Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits, the largest national distributor in the U.S. To top it off, they’ve won “Best in Category” and a 5/5 rating from The Whiskey Wash, established strong partnerships with America’s sorghum growers (including National Sorghum), and they have a strong social media following with over 35,000 Facebook likes. Epec is changing what it means to drink whiskey, one gluten-free, sorghum cocktail at a time.

The Bottom Line:
With the rise in popularity of gluten-free products, gluten-free alcohol is in high demand. Epec is certainly meeting that demand with this creation, and now, you can use it to create some epic cocktails to cheers to (and with) -- gluten-free whiskey style!
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Raise History

Offering Name Close Date Platform Valuation/Cap Total Raised Security Type Status Reg Type
James FC Hyde Sorgho Whiskey 04/29/2019 Wefunder $7,150,000 $127,065 Convertible Note Funded RegCF
Epec Holdings 11/29/2018 StartEngine $3,850,000 $184,400 Convertible Note Funded RegCF
Epec 04/29/2018 StartEngine $4,812,500 $303,350 Convertible Note Funded RegCF
James FC Hyde Sorgho Whiskey 10/18/2017 Wefunder $3,600,000 $357,824 Convertible Note Funded RegCF
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