Seattle-based Fast Penny Spirits, makers of Amaricano and Amaricano Bianca, has chosen Another Round, Another Rally to be the next partner in their Pretty Penny give back program. The nonprofit will receive 3% of Fast Penny’s bottle sales from the fourth quarter of this year.
Another Round, Another Rally equips current and future leaders in the hospitality industry with the tools they need to foster innovation and inclusion. The nonprofit provides emergency-relief grants and immersive programs to further the education of historically excluded voices in the community. They also supply emergency assistance to those employed in restaurants, bars, and hotels who have fallen on unexpected hardship.
“As a business that opened in the midst of the pandemic in one of the first cities to shut down, I know first-hand about the industry-wide challenges that still prevail,” said founder and CEO of Fast Penny Spirits, Jamie Hunt. “Another Round, Another Rally is a champion for the industry and I’m excited to partner with them and support their inspiring mission.”
Another Round recognizes the need for industry programs in place that elevate the community as a whole as well as individual aid. They provide educational opportunities and mental health grants to Black hospitality workers as well as legal and financial assistance to women, femme and non-binary hospitality workers who have been victims of gender or racially based discrimination, harassment or abuse in the hospitality workplace.
“We are delighted and proud to be partnering with Fast Penny Spirits on this incredible endeavor to bolster our mission in amplifying underrepresented voices in the hospitality industry.” said Amanda Gunderson, CEO of Another Round, Another Rally.
Fast Penny Spirits is a certified B Corp dedicated to having a positive social and environmental impact with the highest standard for corporate responsibility. The amaro distillery has provided financial resources and in-kind donations to organizations including STEPUP Foundation, Off Their Plate, Ladies Who Launch, Vital Voices, Black Girl Ventures, Emerge Washington, Jubilee Women’s Center, WA Women’s Foundation, the Independent Restaurant Coalition and Forté, among others.
Amaricano and Amaricano Bianca can be found at retailers, bars, and restaurants in California, Georgia, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Oregon, Tennessee and Washington. The distillery also ships to over 30 states, nationwide.
The distillery is open to the public to pick up bottles, enjoy cocktails, and learn about amaro during open hours at the FPS Bottle Shop + Tasting Deck, where they serve cocktails and often host pop-ups. Currently open Fridays 4-9 p.m., and Saturdays 1-6 p.m. at 1138 W Ewing St, Suite B, Seattle, WA 98119.
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