Nip of Courage Wholesale (NOCW) has launched an online ‘Supplier Review Scorecard’ which allows for communication better NOCW and distilleries and highlights areas where a distillery is working well and other areas that could be improved.

The scorecard is part of NOCW’s mission to help Australian craft distillers and is about ensuring every distillery reaches its full potential and understands some new areas within its business.

Founder of NOCW, Kathleen Davies said: “This type of scorecard process has been utilised by global companies for years to help develop emerging brands within their portfolios. We believe that this will be a mutually beneficial tool for both our business and distillery and brand partners alike.”

The initiative is currently in trial stages to ensure that the scoring process is made simple but also allows for the most effective process to be formed. Official appointments will begin from January, 2023 to provide a ‘year in review’ opportunity for NOC Wholesale suppliers.

Distilleries that are not suppliers for NOCW will also have the opportunity to have their business evaluated and scored based on a set criteria and by providing some additional information to NOCW for a fee.

NOC Wholesale is also committed to providing feedback and suggestions to all distilleries, therefore each distillery that applies for a review scorecard will be sent an extensive document with NOC’s suggestions and why they believe those areas need to be prioritised.

Ed Svehla from Banks & Solander Distillery has been involved with the trials and says that, “It‘s very insightful. The feedback is constructive and helps us to identity opportunities where we can improve our business operations.”

Davies, who has over 30 years’ experience in the liquor industry and 10 as the owner of Nip of Courage, said this is an opportunity for distilleries big or small to get feedback from a distributor and wholesaler that works with the largest range of Australian spirits globally.

Andy Young

Andy joined Intermedia as Editor of The Shout in 2015, writing news on a daily basis and also writing features for National Liquor News. Now Managing Editor of both The Shout and Bars and Clubs.

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