The Entrepreneurial Spirit Fund by SIA Scotch

SIA Scotch Whisky is pledging an additional $110,000 to support entrepreneurs of color in the food and beverage industry.*

For nearly a decade, SIA Scotch Whisky has been committed to donating a portion of sales to organizations that help support entrepreneurs – the dreamers, movers and shakers who are shaping futures. In 2021, SIA partnered with Hello Alice and awarded $250,000 to 25 small businesses with $10,000 grants through The Entrepreneurial Spirit Fund.

SIA is Everything You’d Never Expect From a Scotch Whisky

Inspired by its founder Carin Luna-Ostaseski’s journey as one of the first Hispanic entrepreneurs in history to create a scotch whisky brand, SIA has been challenging conventions since its 2012 launch on The brand has always had a vision to inspire others to achieve the unexpected, and now their goal is to provide small business owners of color with access to the capital, mentorship, and community that will enable them to take action, build stronger businesses and have a positive impact on the economy.

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Announcing Grant Recipients of The Entrepreneurial Spirit Fund by SIA Scotch

SIA Scotch Whisky, an award-winning spirits brand founded by a first generation Hispanic entrepreneur, is supporting entrepreneurs of color in the food & beverage industry with $10,000 grants plus mentorship with Carin Luna-Ostaseski, the founder of SIA Scotch Whisky.

We are proud to announce the recipients of The Entrepreneurial Spirit by SIA Scotch!

With support and guidance from Hello Alice, this fund connects grant recipients with the capital, mentorship, and community that will enable them to take action, build stronger businesses, and positively impact the economy.

You can review the full list of 11 recipients below.


I feel extremely blessed to have been selected! Receiving this grant shows me that people believe in Toma and in me. I look forward to growing my business with these funds.

Alejandro Lopez
Toma Bloody Mary Mixers, 2021 Grant Recipient

About SIA Scotch Whisky

SIA is an unexpected blend for the modern palate and everything you’d never expect from a scotch whisky. Since its launch on crowdfunding site in 2012 and appearing on shelves in 2013, SIA Scotch Whisky has been challenging conventions and inspiring others to achieve the unexpected. As one of the first scotch whisky brands in history to be launched by a Hispanic entrepreneur, SIA has an approachable taste profile that features warm vanilla, salty-sweet caramel, refreshing citrus, clover honey, buttery toffee and just a hint of smoke. For more information follow SIA Scotch on Instagram @SiaScotchWhisky or visit


There will be up to 11 grant recipients. Sponsor reserves the right to change the number of grants awarded, if in their sole discretion, they do not receive enough suitable entries.

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