MIAMI and DALLAS, January 10, 2017—Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits (“Southern Glazer’s”)—the largest North American wine and spirits distribution company—today announced that it has been selected by Balcones Distilling, one of the most celebrated craft distilleries in the world, to receive the exclusive distribution rights for the Balcones Distilling portfolio in all states across the Southern Glazers Wine & Spirits network. The distribution agreement is part of a new and enhanced corporate agreement between Southern Glazer’s and Balcones, supporting the distiller’s plans to grow and expand its business across the U.S.

Balcones President, Keith Bellinger, added, “We are very excited about this new strategic alignment with Southern Glazer’s. We are committed to taking the necessary steps to begin to grow our presence in the U.S. spirits market, without compromising the quality our customers have come to expect from our brands. We believe Southern Glazer’s is the right partner to help us do this and we look forward to working with them to accelerate the growth of the Balcones portfolio for years to come. In addition to the current changes taking place in New York and California, changes have already been implemented in Maryland, DC and Florida.”