UPCOMING INITIAL PUBLIC OFFERING TESTING THE WATER»NON TRADED

Virginia Black Whiskey

FOOD & BEVERAGE I PRIV: VB

Virginia Black Decadent American Whiskey Virginia Black is a collaboration between award-winning spirits producer Brent Hocking; and platinum-selling artist, songwriter, rapper and actor, Drake. A shared passion for style, music, and the pursuit of taste. A quest to redefine whiskey. Virginia Black is an aged Bourbon whiskey, focused on a high-rye content and finished with a decadent profile. Rich. Decadent. Smooth. Virginia Black captures consumer palates and preferences across market segments. Virginia Black Decadent American Whiskey. http://virginiablackwhiskey.com

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Virginia Black Whiskey

Offering Highlights

Virginia Black is a collaboration between award-winning spirits producer, Brent Hocking, and Grammy-award winning, platinum selling recording artist, songwriter, rapper and actor, Drake, combining their shared passion for style, music and the pursuit of taste.

  • ‍‍Drake is the preeminent entertainer of today, boasting one of the largest social media followings and fan bases of any male celebrity in the world with over 110 million loyal followers who seek out everything his brand is associated with
  • Drake’s crossover appeal and massive social media influence bring unprecedented attention to the American whiskey category and Virginia Black brand
  • Hocking founded Deleón Tequila in 2009 and sold it to Diageo PLC, the largest spirits company in the world, less than five years later, earning worldwide recognition and winning “M&A International Consumer Retail & Products Deal of the Year”
  • ‍Hocking is the only person in the twenty-five year history of Robb Report to win “Spirit Of The Year” three years in a row

Virginia Black is an aged bourbon whiskey focused on a high-rye content and finished with a decadent profile. Voted one of the Top 5 Spirits in 2016 by Wally’s Wine and Top 100 Spirits of 2017 by Wine Enthusiast, earning a 91-point rating, Virginia Black surpasses competitive brands Jack Daniel’s, Jim Beam and Maker’s Mark in flavor profile ratings, even outscoring aficionado favored High West “Bourye” that was acquired by Constellation Brands for $160 million in 2016.

  • ‍‍Launched in September of 2016 and sold over 60,000 9-Liter cases in the first 15 months
  • Currently has the capacity to produce 350,000 9-Liter cases annually
  • Distributed by Proximo Spirits, which lists José Cuervo and Bushmills among its roster of brands, and is available in 45 states domestically and internationally in the UK, Canada, Burundi, Ghana, Ireland, Kenya, Rwanda, South Africa , Tanzania, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, and Zanzibar

The expansion of the American whiskey category combined with the massive influence of Drake and added value of his built-in fan base creates the potential for exponential growth.

  • Brown spirits lead growth in the U.S. with American whiskey volumes up 6.8% and sales of $3.1 billion signifying an increase of 7.7% in 2016. Notably, Cognac volumes are also up 12.9% over the previous year with revenues totaling $1.5 billion and an increase of 15.3% in 2016
  • ‍Virginia Black is uniquely positioned to redefine American whiskey by attracting a wider and more diverse demographic and thus, broadening the appeal of whiskey and brown spirits in genera
 

OFFERING DOCUMENTATION

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LEGAL DISCLAIMER

The Company is "Testing the Waters" under Regulation A under the Securities Act of 1933. The Company is not under any obligation to make an offering under Regulation A. No money or other consideration is being solicited in connection with the information provided, and if sent in response, will not be accepted. No offer to buy the securities can be accepted and no part of the purchase price can be received until an offering statement on Form 1-A has been filed and until the offering statement is qualified pursuant to Regulation A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and any such offer may be withdrawn or revoked, without obligation or commitment of any kind, at any time before notice of its acceptance given after the qualification date. Any person's indication of interest involves no obligation or commitment of any kind. The information in that offering statement will be more complete than the information the Company is providing now, and could differ materially. You must read the documents filed. No offer to sell the securities or solicitation of an offer to buy the securities is being made in any state where such offer or sale is not permitted under the "blue sky" or securities laws thereof. No offering is being made to individual investors in any state unless and until the offering has been registered in that state or an exemption from registration exists therein. The securities offered using Regulation A are highly speculative and involve significant risks. The investment is suitable only for persons who can afford to lose their entire investment. Furthermore, investors must understand that such investment could be illiquid for an indefinite period of time. No public market currently exists for the securities, and if a public market develops following the offering, it may not continue. Some issuers may intend to list its securities on a national exchange and doing so entails significant ongoing corporate obligations including, but not limited to, disclosure, filing and notification requirements, as well compliance with applicable continued quantitative and qualitative listing standards.

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The Company is "Testing the Waters" under Regulation A under the Securities Act of 1933. The Company is not under any obligation to make an offering under Regulation A. No money or other consideration is being solicited in connection with the information provided, and if sent in response, will not be accepted. No offer to buy the securities can be accepted and no part of the purchase price can be received until an offering statement on Form 1-A has been filed and until the offering statement is qualified pursuant to Regulation A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and any such offer may be withdrawn or revoked, without obligation or commitment of any kind, at any time before notice of its acceptance given after the qualification date. Any person's indication of interest involves no obligation or commitment of any kind. The information in that offering statement will be more complete than the information the Company is providing now, and could differ materially. You must read the documents filed. No offer to sell the securities or solicitation of an offer to buy the securities is being made in any state where such offer or sale is not permitted under the "blue sky" or securities laws thereof. No offering is being made to individual investors in any state unless and until the offering has been registered in that state or an exemption from registration exists therein. The securities offered using Regulation A are highly speculative and involve significant risks. The investment is suitable only for persons who can afford to lose their entire investment. Furthermore, investors must understand that such investment could be illiquid for an indefinite period of time. No public market currently exists for the securities, and if a public market develops following the offering, it may not continue. Some issuers may intend to list its securities on a national exchange and doing so entails significant ongoing corporate obligations including, but not limited to, disclosure, filing and notification requirements, as well compliance with applicable continued quantitative and qualitative listing standards.

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