Thanks for the feedback. Much appreciated. And thanks for the kudos as well!
Yeah, business is good. I originally designed my new factory to be able to push out almost anything. Up to 50.000 liters of boiler capacity per week. The assembly hall on the other hand has a more "realistic" proportion and was designed to do four stills per week. That's becoming a bottle neck. Right now we are building up not four, but 7 units at the same time, with five more coming in next week ...
But it's fun. Wouldn't have thought to make my hobby into a living, and living my life as if a dream. And it all started with my wife telling me: "If you think you know so much about it, and if you spend like 40 hours a week on those so-called forums ... maybe you should find a way to make it your profession." Before that ... it was hobby (distilling) at the one side of my life and on the other, separated by a big, tall wall, my work (change management). That remark of her tore down the wall and started this mess.
Second "distillers" life changer was my pneumonia from last year. As a (very) high energy kind of guy, working 100 hours a week at the speed of light ... that put me with my feet back on the ground. Today, I hire more staff, delegate more to my management team, and ask myself with every little thing that comes my way: is this fun? Because that's what wealth is about: to be able to do what you love to do.
Okay, enough philosophy for one night. I am going to light up another cigar and maybe take a glass of white dog. Skip the maybe. Speak to y'all soon.
"Great art is created only through diligent and painstaking effort to perfect and polish oneself." by Buddhist filosofer Daisaku Ikeda.