Whiskey Stories LLC
Whiskey Stories is a Michelin guide recommended immersive, sensorial luxury whiskey tasting company where we pair whiskies with gourmet chef prepared food courses, music, comedy, Whiskey Stories whiskey based cologne and more including a whiskey journey in complete darkness (called Whiskey In the Dark). We have been featured on Bloomberg News, Time Out Magazine, Secret NYC, Elite Daily and more!
I am Rachna Hukmani, owner/founder of Whiskey Stories with over 11 years experience in whiskey marketing, brand strategy and designing new whiskies. I am also a stand up comic/actor/improviser/storyteller/writer with a background in science and food. Whiskey Stories is the coming together of all my passions. I started Whiskey Stories 5 years ago and never looked back. I have also been identified by many media outlets as one of the first South Asian women to start her own whiskey company and being an Indian whiskey business woman & trailblazer! The journey has been incredible and I am so grateful for all the enthusiasm, support and belief.
Whiskey Stories is a ticketed experience that allows our guests to unwind, be present and experience something unique, immersive and feel transformed. No two Whiskey Stories experiences are alike. Each experience is a sit down 90 minute experience where whiskey flights are paired with gourmet chef food courses, amusing stories, multisensory pairings with our whiskey based Whiskey Stories colognes (also featured on Bloomberg News) and so much more. You can have a look at our entire roster of experiences here: bit.ly/whiskeystoriesluxury and our colognes here: bit.ly/whiskeystoriescologne
We create highly curated experiences where you feel entertained while also gaining knowledge about whiskey.
We have a dedicated venue (as you will see in our video that is designed like a whimsical whiskey wonderland). We also take over immersive, obscure spaces that enhance our experience (e.g. Distilleries, Museums, Speakeasies,Vintage Trains etc). In turn, we offer private party and corporate packages.
In turn, Whiskey Stories is also a community where artists are cultivated and given an opportunity to express their art in a unique way: via whiskey. We have singers, storytellers, comedy actors, comics, authors, harpists, sitar players and are always adding artists to our family.
Whiskey Stories is for everyone regardless of where you are in your whiskey journey. You just have to be 21+
Why are we raising funds?
We are 5 years old & growing at rapid speed this year with Whiskey Stories experiences selling as much as 3-6 months in advance, having our own venue, launching our colognes, adding even more artists and lots of partnership offers after being featured on Bloomberg News. We are really excited and also believe that if we don't need help then our vision isn't big enough.
With your help we can keep up with this growth and also hire new employees, keep up with nurturing and funding our growing artist community, chefs and continuing to build our whiskey cologne line. This is only the beginning. We have aspirations to go global!
Raising $100K here will help go a long way in helping meet our overall goal of $250K required in funding.
Your support will help us achieve the following:
1. Rental of our venue for the next 6-8 months (min $60K required)
2. Expanding our whiskey cologne line & inventory to keep up with demand, orders (min $30K required)
3. Hire part time sales, staff members as well as continue to pay & support our artists, comedy actors, musicians, stand up comics, chef partners and more as we get booked months in advance (min $50K required)
4. Help enhance our VIP club with video, marketing assets, a virtual whiskey assistant and whiskey travel perks (min $50K required)
Thank you for your support! And we hope to see you at a Whiskey Stories Experience. We hope you will make Whiskey Stories part of your life story!