May 13, 2024

Advanced Cask Management for the Distillery Industry

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Brutos cask management for distillers

If you’re reading this, you’re probably a seasoned distiller familiar with cask management. However, this article isn’t about selecting the right wood species or aging technique to achieve a desired whiskey, brandy, or rum profile.

Instead, it explores cutting-edge approaches for managing cask inventory and the aging process to optimize productivity and establish quality controls.

Cask management is a complex—and critical—task for any company producing spirits like rum, brandy, and whiskey.

Spreadsheets, logbooks, and clipboards are generally used to catalog details vital to the final product’s integrity, such as the mash and cask used, time in the cask, the cask’s location, fills, and more. Tattered sheets of paper and data entry errors lead to significant issues, such as misallocated resources, lost casks, and inconsistent aging times.

Implementing an enterprise resource planning (ERP) cask management system can streamline this process by eliminating time-consuming tasks and costly mistakes. With real-time tracking and accurate data, you can ensure optimal resource allocation, improve production planning, and maintain consistent quality and precise aging schedules. This enhances efficiency and ensures your products meet the highest standards.

Cask Management in Brutos

Brutos by Vision33 is all-in-one cloud business management software for the beverage industry. It combines front- and back-office functions, including powerful cask management capabilities, for a unified, 360-degree view of your business. 

Designed exclusively for distillers, Brutos is the only solution on the market that tracks every cask’s journey from initial fill to final bottling, providing unparalleled control and insight.

Here's why Brutos’s cask management stands out:

1. Precise Inventory Tracking

Brutos allows distilleries to track each cask individually, providing detailed records of each cask’s history, including the type of cask (e.g., new oak or used bourbon barrels), the number of fills, and the specific spirits aged in them. This granular level of tracking ensures that distilleries maintain consistency in flavor profiles and comply with regulatory standards.

2. Aging Process Management

Different spirits require specific aging conditions to achieve their distinct flavors. Brutos’s cask management tool enables distilleries to meticulously monitor and control the aging process. By logging environmental conditions and aging durations, distillers can optimize their aging strategies and consistently produce high-quality spirits.

3. Comprehensive Out-of-the-Box Reports and Analytics

Brutos generates detailed reports and analytics, offering insights into the aging process, inventory levels, and production timelines. Distilleries can use this data to make informed decisions, plan production schedules, and manage resources efficiently.

4. Automated Workflows

Automation is at the core of Brutos. From generating production orders to updating inventory records, the software automates routine tasks, reducing the likelihood of errors and freeing up valuable time for distillery staff to focus on more strategic activities.

Tailored for Distilleries of All Sizes

Whether you’re a small craft distillery or a large-scale operation, Brutos’s cask management will scale with your needs. By catering to the distillery industry's unique requirements, Brutos ensures that every aspect of cask management is covered:

Flexible configuration: Customize the software to match your production processes and aging protocols.

User-friendly interface: Reduce training time and enhance productivity with an intuitive interface that makes it easy for distillery staff to use the software.

The Future of Distillery Operations

As the whiskey world expands, sophisticated cask management becomes more critical. Brutos’s cask management isn’t just a tool—it’s an industry game-changer.

By letting distilleries manage their casks more effectively, we help them maintain the highest quality standards while boosting operational efficiency.

To see a demo of Brutos’s cask management capabilities, please contact us today.

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About the Author

Kelly Ann Woods has spent over 20 years in the adult beverage industry, earning the esteemed titles of certified sommelier, respected mixologist, and award-winning distillery owner. She now serves as an industry consultant, advising how to use technology to support profitable growth.