Where We Came From

FIVE x 5 Solutions was founded in 2011 as the product of founder Jason Lippa’s frustration with compiling data for and filing federal distilling reports. As the General Manager at Stranahan’s Colorado Whiskey, he was spending days each month putting together the daily and monthly reports required for compliance with the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), so he used his Computer Science degree to build a solution.

In 2019, Fx5 was acquired by Volaris Group, a division of Constellation Software, Inc. By joining Volaris, Fx5 has taken the steps necessary to ensure the only open source software available to craft distilleries will continue to improve in the years to come.

Nearly ten years after its creation, DISTILL x 5 is the market leader in distillery management software around the world. With over 400 active distillery clients on nearly every continent, Fx5’s reputation for excellence in software and support is aided by regular product updates, improvements, and features and by the incomparable industry knowledge of its support team.


Making it easier to make great things.

We understand that running a craft beverage operation is a passion first and a job second, and we’re here to provide the knowledge, tools, and support to get you back to working in the business, rather than on it. Your passion is our passion – we care about your pursuits and have developed products that cover the ins and outs of your business, from recipe management to reporting and compliance.

We want to see you succeed. We’re here to help scale your business and calm the chaos that comes with growth; after all, we’re craft beverage enthusiasts first, software developers second. Our goal is to be a part of the community we’re serving.

There’s a reason we’re first in the market, and we’re excited to show you what that can mean for you.