“Given that Clonakilty and Marussia are already working successfully in the French market, this is an exciting opportunity to introduce our brands to a wider audience in the US and lay the foundations in making Clonakilty the premium whiskey of choice for discerning US consumers."
NEW YORK (PRWEB) February 13, 2023
Clonakilty Distillery is an award-winning distiller of Irish whiskey and gin including brands such as Clonakilty Double Oak, Clonakilty Port Cask and Minke Irish Gin. Located by the Atlantic coast in South-West Ireland, Clonakilty has received many prestigious awards including World’s Best Irish New Make and World’s Best Small Batch Blended Irish Whiskey.
Operating in the US market since 2018, this appointment builds on the existing 15 state footprint that Clonakilty has in the US, with expansion into four key markets immediately: California, Colorado, Illinois, and Texas. Further states will be added in the near future.
Clonakilty will join Marussia’s successful portfolio of brands which will leverage its position with distributors in both existing and new markets. Marussia’s strong sales team working collaboratively with Clonakilty’s existing team on the ground will help achieve significant scaling opportunities in 2023 and beyond.
“We are very excited to work with Michael and the entire Clonakilty team to build upon the solid foundation they have built in the US market,” commented John Horn, CEO of Marussia Beverages USA. “The brands they have created are special and our Marussia US family is looking forward to representing this quality portfolio in the fast-growing Irish Whiskey category here in the US.”
“Given that Clonakilty and Marussia are already working successfully in the French market, this is an exciting opportunity to introduce our brands to a wider audience in the US and lay the foundations in making Clonakilty the premium whiskey of choice for discerning US consumers,” stated Clonakilty Distillery Founder, Michael Scully.
For more information about Clonakilty Distillery, visit http://www.clonakiltydistillery.ie
ABOUT CLONAKILTY DISTILLERY
Clonakilty Distillery is a small, family-run, state-of-the-art distillery located on the Irish coast in the town of Clonakilty, Ireland. The Scully family has been farming the lands in the Irish countryside for nine successive generations. They consider their home one of the most beautiful locations in the world, and it is their mission to create Clonakilty Whiskey utilizing the best resources that nature has to offer including prime land, pristine water and salt sea air: the perfect ingredients for a maritime distillery.
ABOUT MARUSSIA BEVERAGES USA
Marussia Beverages USA is a national importer of premium spirits, sake, and wines including brands such as Hatozaki Whiskies, Mozart Chocolate Liqueurs, Torabhaig Scotch Whiskies, Bärenjäger Honey Liqueurs, 135° East Japanese Gin, and Akashi Tai Sakes.
Marussia Beverages USA is part of the global group Marussia Beverages, founded by Dr. Frederik Paulsen, with 14 distribution companies and 16 production sites throughout the world. In respect for the deep roots of tradition paired with a taste for innovation, Marussia Beverages mission is to create and distribute quality brands that elevate expectations and provide authentic consumer experiences.
For more information about Marussia Beverages USA, visit http://www.marussiabeveragesusa.com
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