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John Drew inks distribution deal with Horizon Beverage in Massachusetts and Rhode Island

Published 18 June 2018

John Drew Brands has opened distribution in Massachusetts and Rhode Island through an agreement with Horizon Beverage Group.

Founded by Jonathan Drew in 2015, John Drew Brand's portfolio currently offers three premium spirits – Brixton Mash Destroyer, Dove Tale Rum, and John Drew Rye.

Brixton Mash Destroyer is a mash up of Kentucky Bourbon and Florida Rum, utilizing craft sourced, core products (90°; SRP: $39.99 for 750ml).

Dove Tale Rum is true Florida Rum that is sweet and vibrant due to its Florida Everglades origin Black Strap Refiners Grade Molasses that's distilled carefully and then aged in bourbon barrels (80°; SRP: $34.99 for 750ml).

John Drew ‘Rye Whiskey’ is distilled in Canada, then aged in Toasted Oak Barrels for four years. The flavor is rich with caramel, clove, vanilla, honey, oak, and orange peel with a soft lingering finish, indicative of the flavor profile that Jonathan Drew envisioned (90°; SRP: $49.99 for 750ml).

John Drew Brands president Nancy Berkowitz said: "We feel this is a positive and exciting step in the distribution of John Drew Brands in Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Having a partner like Horizon Beverage allows us to offer our premium brands to on and off premise accounts looking for products that break from the norm and taste good!"

Horizon Beverage Group Principal/Managing Director Doug Epstein said: “JD and his team have a visionary approach to the spirits business. From innovative liquids to dramatic marketing concepts that connect with consumers and their lifestyles, JD brands is fulfilling the beverage needs of tomorrow's consumers.

“We are honored that JD has chosen to partner with Horizon Beverage to reach the full potential of his brands.  This is an amazing opportunity for both companies and will add high margin value to the consumers in this sophisticated beverage marketplace. Plus, JD is one cool dude.”

Source: Company Press Release