Dick DeVos Owned Windquest Approved For Liquor License


The craft alcohol industry has been one of the successes of the food and beverage industry in the 21st century. The growth of craft brewers and distillers has now attracted billionaire investor Dick DeVos to the industry with his Windquest Group purchasing the Michigan based Coppercraft Distillery. An initial application has already been approved for the Coppercraft liquor license to be transferred to Windquest as the distillery founder, Walter Catton III plots the next steps in the progress of the gin and rum producer, MLive reports. 

Prior to the major investment from the Dick and Betsy DeVos owned Windquest Group the Coppercraft Distillery had already been growing at a fast rate since it was established in 2013. The gin and rum producer located in the Holland Township, Michigan has already been producing alcoholic beverages for more than 100 customers in the area surrounding the distillery, but Catton III has big plans for the future. The chance to expand to provide a wider range of drinks excites the founder who has already discussed the opportunity to develop a range of craft beers and wines.

Dick has a long history of success in his private and business lives, which includes the gathering of a fortune of more than $5 billion through his work with the AmWay Group. During his time with AmWay DeVos worked in a range of different positions, including head of international business and President. Before retiring as President in 2002 the work of the globally recognized company had shifted to include the latest technology DeVos identified as providing a successful future for the family business.

Dick DeVos has since looked to work philanthropically alongside his wife, Betsy in their own charitable foundation providing assistance to a range of groups in the U.S. and across the globe. The Dick and Betsy DeVos Foundation has played an important role in expanding the work of the Kennedy Center for the Arts to include new buildings and programs.

Further steps have to be taken to complete the approval of the liquor license for Windquest Holdings, but a final decision should be made within six months to allow liquor to be produced under the Windquest brand. Expanding the distribution network beyond the local area will be one of the major areas of improvement being explored by Windquest Holdings in the coming months.

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