Nominated and made shortlist for the WSET/IWSC ‘Future 50 Awards’ in 2019. Over 600 nominations for these awards.
Founder Karen Locke was recognized on April 13, 2019 for her contributions to the spirits industry.
Wine Whiskey and Women
GOLD - ASCOT Awards for Bottle Design 2022 | 1740. Logo | Liba Spirits
PLATINUM - ASCOT Awards 2022 | 1740. Logo Bottle Design | 1846. Modern Appearance
Check out mentions in the press, plus contributions by our founder Karen Locke as a source for distilling and spirits coverage.
Founder, Karen Locke was the lead source for this BevNET.com article, " How Spirit and RTD Cocktail Brands Are Building on Social Media"
BevNET: Drinking While Posting
What are clients say about working with us.
We recently hired Karen to build a new web site for us. Karen started with a lot of thoughtful questions that helped her get a strong understanding of what we were looking for and what our aesthetic is. Karen offered wonderful suggestions and was open to our ideas throughout the process. Karen was very patient with us and our crazy schedules. We own two businesses and this is our busiest time of year but Karen kept us on track and completed the project on time and on-budget!
Amy Bohner, Alchemy Distillery
High-Proof was just what we needed when we launched our Hazelnut Bourbon Whiskey in Oregon. Karen was instrumental in setting up events, arranging social media influences and introducing us to potential clients. A bonus was that we found her creative writing skills exceptional and ended up hiring her to write our back labels for our Pecan infused and Pecan Barrel Strength bourbon whiskey which just hit shelves last month. I highly recommend Karen, the staff and services of High Proof Creative!
Gloria Z., Wicked Harvest
Karen, Ashley and the entire team at High-Proof Creative are amazing to work with. They are not only creative and strategic, but very adaptable, easy to work with, they demonstrate market competency, and listen. If you need to get things done, on budget, and on time, they are your go to agency. They've made our products and creative shine not only in competitions but more importantly with our customers.
I've been working with High-Proof for the past year on a vodka brand I'm starting and I've had an awesome experience with everyone there. Karen and her team have done an amazing job of designing my labels, website, promotional materials, social posts. They've provided consulting on a variety on strategic questions, helped me find better vendors and in the process have saved me thousands of dollars. I can't imagine this brand coming to life with anyone else. They've been a partner at every step.
Arthur R., Zakuska Vodka