Live Oak Bank’s craft distillery financing team is guided by trade experts and peers who have years of experience in the spirits industry. We specialize in providing distillery loans to business owners nationwide and work with craft distillers like you every day to help them achieve their goals. Our financing expertise and industry knowledge can help you thrive, regardless of any challenges you may face along the way.

Owning and operating a distillery requires lots of work and sacrifice. You wear multiple hats daily in order to successfully run your business. Producing creative spirits that are unique and appeal to customers requires innovation and determination. While these are crucial considerations, the foundation of any profitable distillery business is partnering with the right people that truly understand and appreciate your craft.

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Loan Solutions

  • Construction

    You may want to consider building onto or renovating your current facility or adding a new tasting room to reach your goals. Explore your construction loan options.

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  • Equipment

    Equipment is the most important part of any spirits business. Financing can allow you to obtain the necessary pieces to scale your distillery the way you've always envisioned.

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We didn’t have to explain the spirits industry to Live Oak. The aging of the barrels, the maturation process and the equipment, they already understood it all. That’s extremely valuable.”

- Ryan Thompson & Christian Avignon, Co-Founders & Craft Distillers 10th Mountain Whiskey & Spirits Co. in Vail, CO

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Why Live Oak


We’ll take you where you need to go with our deep industry and product expertise. Our team understands the ins and outs of different business models, and we package your loan accordingly. Every industry has its own nuances and our lenders get that. When it comes to matching your businesses with the best loan, you can trust that it will be the ideal fit.


Our commitment to efficiency and transparency helps you avoid costly mistakes. We work hard to streamline the entire loan process, from the initial conversation to the day you get your money. Throughout your Live Oak experience, we’ll keep you updated and informed. By taking advantage of next-generation technology, your loan will move through each stage seamlessly. Our experienced team knows that your time is valuable, and we won’t waste any of it.


We strive to provide unmatched service and an unwavering dedication to your success. Our customers are at the heart of everything we do at Live Oak. We like to say that we treat every customer like our only customer, and we honestly mean that. Your hopes, your dreams and your goals hold a lot of weight – it is what we work together to achieve. Going above and beyond for you is simply how we operate. We can only say that we’re successful when you are too, so we’ll do everything in our power to make that happen.

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