MODESTO — How does this sound as a business proposition? Make a product that will take as much as five years before it’s ready for market; the equipment you’ll need is very expensive and some of it is in short supply; there will be myriad regulatory hoops to jump through; and when your product finally is ready, you won’t be allowed to sell it directly to your customers.
It sounded good enough to Jim Harrelson and Dano Brocchini to get them to quit their jobs as police officers in Stanislaus County and join Ryan Woods to start Do Good Distillery a year and a half ago.
“I quit and threw my razor away,” said Harrelson.
He and Brocchini now have Duck Dynasty-worthy beards and are partners making gin, whiskey and other spirits. The company’s first bottles of gin are expected to hit store shelves this month... Read More