investing with

Clear Water Distilling Co.

Join the ride and invest in the future with Clear Water Distilling Co.

We have put together a list of the most frequently asked questions and answers. If you don’t find what you are looking for here, please feel free to contact us directly or take a look at our Start Engine Investor FAQ page for more info.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

We are not currently accepting investments via Start Engine. Contact us directly regarding new investments. 

If you invested in the previous Start Engine raise, your shares still exist. You bought at $2.42 per share, and these same shares are now selling for $4.06 per share. That means your investment has increased in value. Remember that this is a long term investment and your money may be illiquid for a long time. You purchased equity in a startup and when that company sells or has another qualifying event, you may be able to cash out your shares at that time at the new valuation. There are also rules about selling or transferring shares in the legal docs on the campaign page.  You should be able to log into and see your shares at the top right under View My Investments. If you have any questions please contact us or email Start Engine 

While there is no annual dividend for shares owned, you will be paid out after a qualifying event, such as a sale of the company. We would rather reinvest profits back into the company to grow it faster, benefiting everyone sooner and more effectively. Your exact payout would be based on the numbers of shares you own and the valuation at the time of the sale or event. See the documents at the bottom of the campaign page.

You would be purchasing equity shares in the company. This investment may be illiquid for a few years as the company grows. When there is a qualifying event (selling the company or a product line, etc) you will be paid out as an owner based on how many shares you own and their value at that time.

See the documents at the bottom of the campaign page.

Equity crowdfunding (Regulation CF Crowdfunding) is a relatively new concept introduced in 2015. It allows non-accredited investors to invest in companies. (Accredited investors have to prove a net worth of over 1million, or a large annual income.) It’s defined in Rule 501 of Regulation D of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. This new regulation allows regular people to get in the game.

Clear Water Distilling Co is a distillery that is creating sprits, not to fit in a price band at the liquor store, or to fit on a defined spirit shelf. Instead, we choose to create the finest spirits that we can with the most creative and complex flavors possible. This might mean that our spirits can’t be called by a traditional name such as rum, whiskey, or vodka. But we find that a small price to pay to be able to craft without restrictions. For example, our Lorenz is most similar to a rum but because it has apple cider in the mash as well as cinnamon stick and vanilla bean oils from a botanical basket, we cannot call it rum. It’s ‘Crafted Spirit’, and it’s delectable. René is a surprisingly delightful blend of French XO Armagnac and spicy American Rye Whiskey and it’s unlike any other product on the market. Joséphine is our spin an an eau-de-vie, using fresh fruit purees from apple, pear, mango, peach, strawberry, and blueberry as well as grade A table molasses and fine Sonoman Brandy. It’s been described as if Scotch and Brandy had a baby. It’s unique and delicious. Not fitting into a mold is not a problem for us. 

Not only do we have delicious and creative spirits, but we also have a do-good outlook on how a business should be run. We donate to causes that align with our Icon Line spirits (see Joséphine, René, Lorenz) (LINK) but we also try to be the change we wish to see in our world. From giving away distilled water to our community during a shortage, to sponsoring a local classroom, to just trying to be excellent to each other, Clear Water Distilling Co is trying to be a force for good in the world, one spirit at a time.

While there are many reasons to invest, the spirits industry has historically been a stable industry. It is considered to be recession-proof.  In difficult financial times, spirits sales do not decrease, like other discretionary spend categories. 

Clear Water Distilling Co creates Ultra-Premium spirts and is committed to quality. We are liquor snobs, and it shows. Every single spirit we sell would be the star of any other other distillery’s lineup. We have exceptional spirits, and as soon as they become known, Clear Water is poised for takeoff. 

Clear Water Distilling Co prides itself on customer service and being the type of company that it is a pleasure to do business with. Our customers and investors are our family and we want them to feel that. 

See our campaign page for more reasons or email us if you have additional questions.

If you’re in Utah, you can order online and pick up at the distillery in Pleasant Grove, Utah 7 days a week. We are also in many DABS stores. Product Finder 

We also have a store finder right on our website

If you’re outside of Utah, 45 states can shop online at for home delivery. Unfortunately, we cannot ship to the following states: VA, NC, MA, TN, UT

We also distribute to 7 states, so we may be in bars, restaurants, or retail stores in the following states. CA, FL, NY, NJ, IA, CO, IL. We are actively adding states.