Users producing RTDs will still need to build Batch Types to identify and report the liquid involved in RTD manufacture just as they would any other beverage spirit product.
An RTD which uses Barreled Spirit received from another DSP as a base liquid will likely have at least two Batch Types established to identify and report the RTD's liquid at various stages. In this article, we'll build Batch Types for an RTD product which uses Barreled Bourbon received In-Bond as a base as well as the RTD product itself.
- A Batch Type should be built first for the base liquid to be received In-Bond; this Batch Type should be considered "Step 1" of a cohesive Batch Type setup. A Bonded Barreled Spirit Batch Type build will often look like this:
- The Batch Type is given the name of "Barreled Bourbon (In-Bond)" for easy identification in Dx5.
- On the New Batch Type form, "Produced by Another DSP" should be selected for any Barreled Spirit received In-Bond to designate the Supplier. This selection is required for generating TTB-compliant Dx5 Barrel Head Cards, and should look like this:
- The Batch Type is enabled in the Storage Barrels stage of the Storage account to allow for the spirit to be received into Barrels In-Bond, and Bulk Processing so it can be transferred into the account to be used in RTD Processing.
- The Batch Type's Reporting Categories are consistent across the Storage and Processing accounts, which is ideal to keep reporting of this liquid's movement in-tact.
- "Step 2" of this build should be for the RTD itself; once the Bonded Barreled Spirit is processed/formulas are ran on the bulk liquid, a Dx5 Batch Type switch will be needed to update liquid identity and reporting attributes. An RTD Batch Type build using another spirit as a base will often look like this:
- The Batch Type is named after the RTD it will identify/report on.
- The Batch Type is enabled only in Bulk Processing and Bottling; the "Barreled Bourbon (In-Bond)" Batch Type will cover spirit receipt and identification until the base is processed.
- When the Batch Type is enabled in Bottling, a Dx5 Finished Product for the RTD should be selected to link the Batch Type with the Finished Product users will be packaging in the system.
- Most RTD Batch Types should be assigned a Spirit Type of "Distilled Spirits Specialty".
- Most RTDs will either report in the Processing account as "Cocktails & Mixed Drinks" or "Cordials, Liqueurs & Specialties".