DRIFTLESS GLEN DISTILLERY Ranks No. 316 on the 2018 Inc. 5000,With Three-Year Revenue Growth of 1,561% Percent
DRIFTLESS GLEN DISTILLERY Ranks No. 316 on the 2018 Inc. 5000,With Three-Year Revenue Growth of 1,561% Percent

Inc. Magazine Unveils Its 37th Annual List of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies—the Inc. 5000

Driftless Glen is an Inc. Top 500 Company


DRIFTLESS GLEN DISTILLERY Ranks No. 316 on the 2018 Inc. 5000. With Three-Year Revenue Growth of 1,561% Percent. Driftless Glen has a full page feature in the September Issue of Inc. Magazine. 

NEW YORK, August 15, 2018Inc. magazine today revealed that DRIFTLESS GLEN DISTILLERY is No. 316 on its 37th annual Inc. 5000, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies.  Driftless Glen is an Inc. Top 500 Company. The list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy’s most dynamic segment—its independent small businesses. Microsoft, Dell, Domino’s Pizza, Pandora, Timberland, LinkedIn, Yelp, Zillow, and many other well-known names gained their first national exposure as honorees on the Inc. 5000.

“Driftless Glen Distillery is growing in brevity and distinguishing itself within the craft spirit arena as a top distillery with numerous awards in 2016, 2017 and 2018 from  American Craft Spirits and London Spirits Competition. It is an honor for our Distillery to be named in the Top 500 for Inc. We accept this most prestigious award and look forward to sharing in the celebration with Inc., our Distillery Team and our amazing customers. We invite you to “Taste the American Spirit” with us.” – Renee Bemis – CEO

Not only have the companies on the 2018 Inc. 5000 (which are listed online at Inc.com, with the top 500 companies featured in the September issue of Inc., available on newsstands August 15) been very competitive within their markets, but the list as a whole shows staggering growth compared with prior lists. The 2018 Inc. 5000 achieved an astounding three-year average growth of 538.2 percent, and a median rate of 171.8 percent. The Inc. 5000’s aggregate revenue was $206.1 billion in 2017, accounting for 664,095 jobs over the past three years.

Complete results of the Inc. 5000, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, region, and other criteria, can be found at www.inc.com/inc5000.

“If your company is on the Inc. 5000, it’s unparalleled recognition of your years of hard work and sacrifice,” says Inc. editor in chief James Ledbetter. “The lines of business may come and go, or come and stay. What doesn’t change is the way entrepreneurs create and accelerate the forces that shape our lives.”

The annual Inc. 5000 event honoring the companies on the list will be held October 17 to 19, 2018, at the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort, in San Antonio, Texas. As always, speakers include some of the greatest innovators and business leaders of our generation.


DRIFTLESS GLEN DISTILLERY Ranks No. 316 on the 2018 Inc. 5000,With Three-Year Revenue Growth of 1,561% Percent
DRIFTLESS GLEN DISTILLERY Ranks No. 316 on the 2018 Inc. 5000, With Three-Year Revenue Growth of 1,561% Percent

Driftless Glen Distillery is an American Craft Distillery that is making even the glencairens that the whiskey flows into, thirstier for more – and winning the hearts of Americans. Driftless Glen Distillery has quickly become one of the largest most recognized Distilleries in the Midwest and is becoming more broadly recognized as a leading Craft Distillery in the United States. The production and distribution of Driftless Glen is impressive. We have close to 5,000 barrels aging to perfection on-site within our distillery, handcrafted by our team. In addition, Driftless Glen spirits distribution and reach is broadening nationwide. We are currently carried in retailers, restaurants, and bars throughout the Midwest with planned expansion to cover all 50 states.  Bourbon and Rye Whiskey make up a large percentage of production and the distillery’s location make ideal conditions for aging these spirits, in Baraboo, WI. Our portfolio of spirits is impressive as we also distribute our Brandy, Vodkas, Gins and Moonshines. Quality and craftsmanship were clear notes from the beginning, and the legs of our spirits are sustaining and strengthening the vibrant signature style that Driftless Glen is being recognized for, as a world-class distillery.  Our spirits are created, aged, bottled and labeled within our distillery. Each bottle imprinted with the fingerprints of the owners Renee and Brian Bemis. The size of the distillery is impressive for a young company. There is a Vendom 550-gallon copper pot still. Adjacent to it is a 42-foot continuous column with a 24-inch diameter. In addition, there is an Artisan 330-gallon pot still for just clear spirits. In the spring of 2015 a beautiful restaurant, bar and gift shop was opened on site. The restaurant and bar overlook the Baraboo River with a patio. Distillery guided tours are available daily. Driftless Glen is located only 20 minutes from Wisconsin Dells, one of the state’s most popular tourism areas. You can search on our site to see where we are carried and check back regularly for areas near you.






More about Inc. and the Inc. 5000


The 2018 Inc. 5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2014 and 2018. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2014. They had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent—not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies—as of December 31, 2017. (Since then, a number of companies on the list have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2014 is $100,000; the minimum for 2017 is $2 million. As always, Inc. reserves the right to decline applicants for subjective reasons. Companies on the Inc. 500 are featured in Inc.’s September issue. They represent the top tier of the Inc. 5000, which can be found at http://www.inc.com/inc5000.

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The Inc. 5000 is a list of the fastest-growing private companies in the nation. Started in 1982, this prestigious list has become the hallmark of entrepreneurial success. The Inc. 5000 Conference & Awards Ceremony is an annual event that celebrates the remarkable achievements of these companies. The event also offers informative workshops, celebrated keynote speakers, and evening functions.

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