Whiskey Stories

Whiskey Stories: A Michelin Guide recommended, immersive, multisensory whiskey tasting experience!

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Project Ends on September 11, 2019

Project Description

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!  

We are growing rapidly, selling out months in advance and this campaign will allows us to keep up with the pace and continue to expand! We have included a detailed description below of how we plan to use the funding! 

 

 

Owner/Founder News:

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. 

 

Funding Breakdown:

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!  

 

 

Updates

The Project FAQs

What if I don't know much about whiskey?
No problem! Whiskey Stories is for everyone! Whether you're a whiskey enthusiast, collector, whiskey curious or even if you've never tried whiskey before, we will take care of you. I was put on this earth to find you your whiskey. Together we will do it!

 

Where can I find out more about your experiences?
You can find our entire roster of Whiskey Stories experiences here: bit.ly/whiskeystoriesluxury . We also recommend visiting our instagram (www.instragram.com/whiskeystories to see photos of space and the magic we create! No two experiences are alike

 

Where can I purchase Whiskey Stories whiskey based colognes?
We're glad you asked! You can purchase our colognes here: bit.ly/whiskeystoriescolognes

 

Can I join your Whiskey Stories VIP club even if I've never been to a Whiskey Stories experience?

Yes! you certainly can! and with the introductory price of $50/year, you can enjoy many perks like whiskey investment tips, special rates for private parties, how to build your own whiskey bar at home and more! 

 

Can I book my own private experience with my family/friends?
Yes! You can either book an existing event by checking out all the available dates found here: bit.ly/whiskeystoriesluxury or email us at whiskeystories2015@gmail.com so we can discuss planning your own private event. 

 

Can I book Whiskey Stories for special occasions like birthdays, bachelorette parties, anniversaries, wedding showers or other wedding related events?
Yes to all of the above! We have created Whiskey Stories for all special occasions and even designed parting gifts as part of the experience 

 

Do you have corporate packages available?
Yes, our corporate packages are very popular and a very unique way to bond with your colleagues. Email us at whiskeystories2015@gmail.com so we can discuss planning your corporate event. 


Can I book a phone consultation with you to find out more about Whiskey Stories? 

Yes! Email us at whiskeystories2015@gmail.com so we can set up a call.

 

Are you hiring?
We might be! Only one way to find out. We are always expanding.

 

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Pvt Whiskey Stories Experience for 10
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Private Whiskey Stories Experience for 6
$250
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Thank you & our whiskey based cologne
$40
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$4,000
Corporate luxury package for 25 people

Whiskey Stories Corporate Packages are very popular and we tend to get booked months in advance. This is our lovely luxury package for 25 people. A 90 min journey. 4 high end whiskey flights, 4 gourmet chef prepared food pairings (dinner pairings), pairings with our first of its kind whiskey based unisex colognes, other multisensory pairings, artists (harpists, comics, musician and more) and a teaser into our blindfold journey (Whiskey In the Dark). You do have the option to convert this completely into our very popular Whiskey In the Dark: 90 min blindfold whiskey journey. (A $7000 value)

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Private VIP Whiskey Experience for 15

Private VIP Whiskey Experience for 15 people. Also perfect for a private special occasion (like birthdays, anniversaries, bridal shower, bachelorette or bachelor party) You and 14 of your friends/family members or co-workers can partake in a unique experience of a teaser of 4-5 of our most popular Whiskey Stories Experience (which we carefully custom design for you). The experience includes a take home gift of our Whiskey based cologne for each guest. (some restrictions apply)

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Private Whiskey Stories for 10

Whiskey Stories Experience for 10 people (a $2500 value). Great for a special occasion.You and 9 of your friends/family members or co-workers can partake in a VIP Whiskey Stories experience! Includes a teaser into 4 of our most popular experiences (Whiskey In the Dark, Whiskey & Whiskey Infused Donuts, Mac & Cheese, Flavors of Asia). (some restricitons apply)

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4 Tickets: Whiskey Stories Experience

Our Whiskey Stories experiences are all the rage! Whiskey Stories offers a variety of luxury experiences in NYC every month where no experiences are alike. Join us for an in person Whiskey Stories experience of your choice with 3 guests with these special offer tickets. Experience the magic of Whiskey Stories! (Typical ticket price is $95/person)

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Our Whiskey Stories experiences are all the rage! Whiskey Stories offers a variety of luxury experiences in NYC every month where no experiences are alike. Join us for an in person Whiskey Stories experience of your choice with a guest with these special offer tickets. Experience the magic of Whiskey Stories! (Typical ticket price is $95/person)

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Whiskey colognes 7 fragrance sampler

Have you picked your Valentine's Day gift yet? Whiskey Stories whiskey based colognes are the first of its kind and Rachna Hukmani has been named the first South Asian woman to launch her own whiskey company and whiskey colognes. We've been featured on Bloomberg News. We have 8 fragrances which make great gifts for Valentine's day or any special occasion.

Here is a list of all our fragrance. The sampler allows you to try 7 of our 8 sampler fragrance box (each bottle is 4ML and travel friendly):

Shaam: (Hindi for Evening). Made with Amrut Fusion Indian Whisky, lemon peel, hint of black tea, green tea

- Sutra: (Inspired by Kamasutra). Made with Jefferson's Ocean Whiskey, Rose Oil & Rose Water, orange peel

- Shameless: (Shameless was the nickname our owner/founder’s Dad gave her! Made in his memory since he liked smoky scotch). Made with Peat Monster Smoky Scotch, hint of black pepper, orange peel 

- Skyscraper: (An ode to NYC. Our owner’s first day in America and NYC was 9/11). Manhattan Moonshine, lavender, hint of black pepper

- Shadow: (For your alter ego). Made with Suntory Toki Japanese Whisky, hint of chili pepper, lemon peel, jasmine

- Soprano: (To honor your voice). Made with Spice Tree Scotch. Cardamom, Grape-seed, Citrus

- Summer: (To carry summer in your heart). Made with Hibiki Harmony Japanese Whisky, lavender, hint of black pepper, orange peel

- Spring: (For new beginnings). Made with Manhattan Moonshine, Grapefruit, Rose Water. Sunflower (Pink Tinted).

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1 ticket to a Whiskey Stories experience

Our Whiskey Stories experiences are all the rage! Whiskey Stories offers a variety of luxury experiences in NYC every month where no experiences are alike. Join us for in person for a Whiskey Stories experience of your choice with a special offer ticket. Experience the magic of Whiskey Stories! Regular price is $95/person

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$50
1 Year Membership with our VIP Club

Whiskey Stories VIP Club Members get tips on how to invest in whiskey, how to shop for whiskey, build your own whiskey bar at home, obscure whiskey finds, cocktails recipes and more. Consider Whiskey Stories to be your very own personal whiskey stylist! 

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Our whiskey based cologne + thank you!

Thank you + one of our Whiskey Stories whiskey based unisex colognes (featured on Bloomberg News) will be shipped to you. We have 8 different fragrances! You've never seen cologne like this before! Please include your email when claiming a reward and your address so we can send you a cologne! 

 

 

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Just Because I Care

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$4,000
Corporate luxury package for 25 people

Whiskey Stories Corporate Packages are very popular and we tend to get booked months in advance. This is our lovely luxury package for 25 people. A 90 min journey. 4 high end whiskey flights, 4 gourmet chef prepared food pairings (dinner pairings), pairings with our first of its kind whiskey based unisex colognes, other multisensory pairings, artists (harpists, comics, musician and more) and a teaser into our blindfold journey (Whiskey In the Dark). You do have the option to convert this completely into our very popular Whiskey In the Dark: 90 min blindfold whiskey journey. (A $7000 value)

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$2,000
Private VIP Whiskey Experience for 15

Private VIP Whiskey Experience for 15 people. Also perfect for a private special occasion (like birthdays, anniversaries, bridal shower, bachelorette or bachelor party) You and 14 of your friends/family members or co-workers can partake in a unique experience of a teaser of 4-5 of our most popular Whiskey Stories Experience (which we carefully custom design for you). The experience includes a take home gift of our Whiskey based cologne for each guest. (some restrictions apply)

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$1,000
Private Whiskey Stories for 10

Whiskey Stories Experience for 10 people (a $2500 value). Great for a special occasion.You and 9 of your friends/family members or co-workers can partake in a VIP Whiskey Stories experience! Includes a teaser into 4 of our most popular experiences (Whiskey In the Dark, Whiskey & Whiskey Infused Donuts, Mac & Cheese, Flavors of Asia). (some restricitons apply)

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$288
4 Tickets: Whiskey Stories Experience

Our Whiskey Stories experiences are all the rage! Whiskey Stories offers a variety of luxury experiences in NYC every month where no experiences are alike. Join us for an in person Whiskey Stories experience of your choice with 3 guests with these special offer tickets. Experience the magic of Whiskey Stories! (Typical ticket price is $95/person)

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2 tickets: Whiskey Stories experience

Our Whiskey Stories experiences are all the rage! Whiskey Stories offers a variety of luxury experiences in NYC every month where no experiences are alike. Join us for an in person Whiskey Stories experience of your choice with a guest with these special offer tickets. Experience the magic of Whiskey Stories! (Typical ticket price is $95/person)

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$95
Whiskey colognes 7 fragrance sampler

Have you picked your Valentine's Day gift yet? Whiskey Stories whiskey based colognes are the first of its kind and Rachna Hukmani has been named the first South Asian woman to launch her own whiskey company and whiskey colognes. We've been featured on Bloomberg News. We have 8 fragrances which make great gifts for Valentine's day or any special occasion.

Here is a list of all our fragrance. The sampler allows you to try 7 of our 8 sampler fragrance box (each bottle is 4ML and travel friendly):

Shaam: (Hindi for Evening). Made with Amrut Fusion Indian Whisky, lemon peel, hint of black tea, green tea

- Sutra: (Inspired by Kamasutra). Made with Jefferson's Ocean Whiskey, Rose Oil & Rose Water, orange peel

- Shameless: (Shameless was the nickname our owner/founder’s Dad gave her! Made in his memory since he liked smoky scotch). Made with Peat Monster Smoky Scotch, hint of black pepper, orange peel 

- Skyscraper: (An ode to NYC. Our owner’s first day in America and NYC was 9/11). Manhattan Moonshine, lavender, hint of black pepper

- Shadow: (For your alter ego). Made with Suntory Toki Japanese Whisky, hint of chili pepper, lemon peel, jasmine

- Soprano: (To honor your voice). Made with Spice Tree Scotch. Cardamom, Grape-seed, Citrus

- Summer: (To carry summer in your heart). Made with Hibiki Harmony Japanese Whisky, lavender, hint of black pepper, orange peel

- Spring: (For new beginnings). Made with Manhattan Moonshine, Grapefruit, Rose Water. Sunflower (Pink Tinted).

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$80
1 ticket to a Whiskey Stories experience

Our Whiskey Stories experiences are all the rage! Whiskey Stories offers a variety of luxury experiences in NYC every month where no experiences are alike. Join us for in person for a Whiskey Stories experience of your choice with a special offer ticket. Experience the magic of Whiskey Stories! Regular price is $95/person

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$50
1 Year Membership with our VIP Club

Whiskey Stories VIP Club Members get tips on how to invest in whiskey, how to shop for whiskey, build your own whiskey bar at home, obscure whiskey finds, cocktails recipes and more. Consider Whiskey Stories to be your very own personal whiskey stylist! 

500 Left
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$40
Our whiskey based cologne + thank you!

Thank you + one of our Whiskey Stories whiskey based unisex colognes (featured on Bloomberg News) will be shipped to you. We have 8 different fragrances! You've never seen cologne like this before! Please include your email when claiming a reward and your address so we can send you a cologne! 

 

 

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