We had the good fortune of connecting with Jonathan Gillard and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Jonathan, other than deciding to work for yourself, what else do you think played a pivotal role in your story?
Other then deciding to work for myself the single most important decision I’ve made that contributed to my brands success is picking my two business partners Monyea (C.O.O) and Larue (VP). Posh Beverage Company/Majesty Bourbon is comprised of individuals with genuine relationships and partnerships that have been synergized to build a brand where the products are truly the stars. Our goal from the outset has been to penetrate markets where entrepreneurs with our backgrounds rarely go, while building a legacy that is authentic and unquestionably deliberate in its value and approach.
Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
Posh Beverage Company (established in 2019) is a State and Federally licensed beverage company located in Atlanta, GA. To date, PBC has released two beverages to market. Our first offering Posh Premium Ale, Opulent Peach has been available since October and quickly grew to be available in over 40 retail location all over metro Atlanta with no big marketing budgets or favors. This is no small feat since our team is comprised of only 3 individuals. In late 2019 our team worked started to work tirelessly to bring our first spirit to the market. This easily could have been a dream deferred, as our current success has not been without adversity. However, Posh Beverage Company is truly a story of what happens when you do not fold. The PBC story is a unique one since our Founder, Jonathan Gillard, and our Operations guru Monyea Shell, were involved in another sprits venture that, due to no fault of their own, was ultimately unsuccessful. Both suffered devastating losses, financially and otherwise. Likewise, both took away valuable lessons, and vowed to use those lessons if given another opportunity. From this experience, Majesty Bourbon, our rich, smooth-tasting bourbon was born. Majesty Bourbon launched on February 17, 2020 and is already in 76 locations across the state. Not only is Posh Beverage Company a model of what teamwork can achieve, but these gentlemen are proof that being knocked down is not the same as being knocked out. As 3 African-American entrepreneurs, navigating the dense, and sometimes political spirits industry, we recognize the value of marketing and strategic
Any great local spots you’d like to shoutout?
If I had a best friend visiting my area for a week I would first take the downtown Atlanta to experience first hand the chaos of driving in the city. We would stop by El Tesoro to eat and drink. Throughout the week we would probably do some shopping at Lenox along with stoping by the Trap Museum, Slutty Vegan, Anatolia Cafe and Rose Gold Bar and Lounge,
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
My entire family deserves a shoutout for being my biggest fans and telling me to follow my dreams..
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