Episode #398: Reviving a 200-Year-Old Whisky Distillery with David Prior

David Prior is a lifelong entrepreneur. He founded Baroda Packaging, which was acquired in 2007, before turning his eye to yoghurt, with Five:AM Organics, which after just three years in the market was acquired for $80 million. A year later, in 2015, David proceeded to invest half of his net worth into the acquisition of Bladnoch Distillery, a 200 year old whisky distillery in the Scottish lowlands that was in administration; destitute and downtrodden, having not produced any Scotch Whisky for almost a decade. David saw an opportunity to bring life back, not only to the distillery, but to the people of Bladnoch; after the purchase, he returned jobs to everyone who had lost them and was dedicated to restoring value to the community's history and heritage, empowering them for a successful future. This was a fascinating conversation that unpacked some of David’s business philosophies.

We unpacked:

1 - why your business doesn’t necessarily need a unique value proposition to be successful

2 - why David decided to pour all of his money into Bladnoch and a non-for-profit foundation, instead of sailing into the sunset

3 - how David regulates stress

4 - what it takes to build a successful FMCG business We covered this, and more, so strap yourself in for my conversation with David Prior.

____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Show Notes:

- Bladnoch.com

- Priorfoundation.org

- https://www.facebook.com/bladnochwhisky/

- https://www.instagram.com/bladnochwhisky/

- https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVqyvNS5DZQG-3m8ZcBVeVA

- https://www.linkedin.com/company/bladnoch-distillery/

- https://twitter.com/bladnochwhisky

--- www.nofilter.media--

Listen to Future Squared on Apple Podcasts goo.gl/sMnEa0

Also available on: Spotify, Google Podcasts, TuneIn, Stitcher and Soundcloud

Twitter: twitter.com/steveglaveski

Instagram: instagram.com/@thesteveglaveski

Future Squared: futuresquared.xyz

Steve Glaveski: steveglaveski.com

Medium: medium.com/@steveglaveski

Steve's book: employeetoentrepreneur.io

NEW Facebook group:facebook.com/groups/futuresquared/

Watch on YouTube: bit.ly/2N77FLx

Posted 
October 30, 2020
 in 

FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL

Discussions

MORE FROM

Steve Glaveski

Future Squared

RELATED

Episode #400: From Fijian Refugee to Billion Dollar Supplement Empire with Izhar Basha

Episode #398: Reviving a 200-Year-Old Whisky Distillery with David Prior

10 Laws of Nature Every Entrepreneur Needs to Know

Episode #400: From Fijian Refugee to Billion Dollar Supplement Empire with Izhar Basha

Why Equality of Outcome is a Bad Idea

Episode #398: Reviving a 200-Year-Old Whisky Distillery with David Prior