Dick DeVos Joins the Liquor Business

The DeVos family is a prominent family in Michigan that is well-known for their constant donations to their community to support local organizations and businesses. The DeVos family is the founder of Amway corporation which is an international company that has gained influential power. With power and prestige, the DeVos family is able to support initiatives that improve and create opportunities for higher level education regardless of income. At the head of this family is Dick DeVos who has extensive knowledge of the business industry and has applied his experience in order to give back to his beloved community. 

Dick and Betsy give back generously through their foundation which supports a variety of causes including education, the arts, and their local community of Grand Rapids. He also founded an aviation high school that marries his passion for flight with his pursuit of equal education opportunities for all. In addition to being an accomplished pilot, Dick is also an avid sailor.

Congratulations to the recent Melges 32 Gold Cup participants and winners—what a thrilling race against incredibly talented sailors!

Posted by Dick DeVos on Monday, February 15, 2016

Dick and his wife Betsy have been involved in the Republican political party in Michigan, even being referenced by House of Cards which Dick weighs in on in this MLive article.

Dick DeVos and his successful career has influenced him and his wife to pursue a new endeavor. This new endeavor is joining the liquor business which has been a dream for both of them. Recently in news, Dick and Betsy DeVos has joined the liquor business by becoming long-term investors with the Coppercraft Distillery. As new part-owners, the Coppercraft Distillery is predicted to expand even further. 

The current owner and proprietor of Coppercraft Distillery is Walter Catton III who has recently expanded the company with the new investments made. The new facility is measured at 9,000 sq-feet and includes both a tasting room as well as a kitchen. The tasting room can seat up to 50 people and the kitchen enables appetizers to now be offered that pairs well with the cocktails. 

In recent news, with the new expansion, the distillery is currently building up inventory just in time for the Tulip Time Festival. In addition to this, the distillery distributes its product to over 100 different locations that are located in Illinois, Colorado, as well as Michigan. The distillery is versatile in distributing liquor for different events. These events can be for parties or for fundraisers. 

With the new expansion, Dick DeVos and Mr. Catton are now happy to hire new part-time as well as full-time workers with crafting experience. These workers will create the finest whiskey, vodka, rum, as well as gin. The company has recently even expanded the products sold to hand crafted beer and wine to broaden the clientele for the business.

Dick DeVos and his wife, Betsy are excited to be a part of this endeavor and look forward to incorporating their own ideas in order to expand the business. Currently the distillery is looking at new locations for further expansion of the delicious products.