Lauren here.......thought I'd takeover the blog usually written by Matt seeing as he is busy with his day job and I have a break whilst our daughter is napping.
What a month we have had since launching in November! It has felt like a whirlwind at times, getting our rum bottled, packaging orders and getting them to the post office and then keeping on top of all the paperwork that comes with running a business. But what has made it all worth it........every single one of you that has purchased a bottle (or two) of rum from us and met us in person at markets. The level of interest and support we received when explaining how we started Lazydog and why has been absolutely incredible. The feedback on our rums from you all has been phenomenal which all credit has to go to Matt for his hard work in creating and blending these incredible rums (another reason I've taken over the blog as Matt is FAR too modest!).
We never set any expectations as to how our launch would go and certainly thought that a 'few' bottles sold would be lovely. Well that's been surpassed and we can't thank you all enough. We have really enjoyed attending a couple of Christmas markets, all the hard work organising them in the background paid off and was a great but nerve-racking thing for us to do. After each event we drove home with a crazy buzz, talking about all the lovely people we met, the feedback and any funny experiences from the day (some visitors to our stall have been memorable!) It has definitely cemented in our plans for 2021 that markets and fairs will be a big feature for Lazydog. We have two big events already planned but would love to pack out our calendar with lots of local events where we get to speak and share our rums with more of you. We are always open to you guys letting us know of events you'd like to see us at.
Also in the pipeline for 2021 will be developing our next batch and maybe a new blend - I'm leaving this mostly to Matt considering the incredible job he has done so far......too many cooks right?! I don't want to jinx things. With anything we develop next year we will of course be staying to true to our beliefs on what we want Lazydog to be about - British
rum made from scratch, British and locally sourced ingredients for our blends, environmentally friendly business processes. Simple, no fuss rum that you lot will hopefully continue to love. We look forward to seeing you continue our journey with us.