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.

Loan Solutions

Whiskey Financing

Finance new fill and aging whiskey inventory. Live Oak’s custom whiskey financing solution enables you to conserve capital to grow your business faster and smarter than ever.


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.


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.

Need a little guidance and advice? Contact a loan specialist, they're ready to help.

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We’re on a mission to be America’s small business bank. Our deep knowledge and product expertise help us match you with the best solution to meet your unique needs. We’re proud to invest in America’s business owners because your drive drives us.

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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When you work with Live Oak, consider us a true partner to help you buy, build or expand your business.

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Whiskey Financing

Securing financing for your future whiskey inventory is one of the most significant challenges you face as a distillery owner. Live Oak’s whiskey financing enables you to conserve capital to grow your business faster and smarter than ever.

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