JUNE 29, 2015, Louisville, KY—375 Park Avenue Spirits is pleased to announce that International Beverage has joined the family! Award-winning brands such as Speyburn, Old Pulteney, Balblair, Caorunn Gin, Phraya, Mekhong, several Pacific Rums, and more are now a part of the 375 Park portfolio.
“We could not be happier to be chosen as the U.S. importer for International Beverage’s dynamic portfolio of growing spirit brands,” said Norman Bonchick Chairman and CEO of 375 Park Avenue Spirits. “We are eager to get started and look forward to welcoming International Beverage into the 375 Park Avenue family this summer. Our team is excited to work with such a diverse group of brands and grow the business for long-term success throughout the country.”
The portfolio is led by its superlative collection of single malt whiskies: Speyburn, Old Pulteney, anCnoc and Balblair. Of these brands Speyburn is the best known and most widely available in the U.S. The picturesque Speyburn distillery lies on the northern edge of Rothes, in the heart of the Speyside region. The core 10-year-old marque is matured in oak barrels that previously held American bourbon and Spanish sherry.
In the resurgent craft gin category, the portfolio includes Caorunn (ka-roon). Caorunn is a super-premium, small batch distilled gin made at a working single malt distillery in the Scottish Highlands. Five locally foraged botanicals give Caorunn a subtlety and complexity that makes it more than just a typical gin.
Additionally, 375 Park Avenue Spirits will be representing International Beverage’s exciting and prestigious collection of Thai spirits including, Phraya Rum, Black Mask Spiced Pacific Rum and Mekhong – an iconic Thai spirit brand and a household name in South East Asia, now being introduced to a new western audience.
Rounding out the portfolio is one of the oldest whisky brands on the market today; Hankey Bannister blended scotch whisky.
David Lind, Vice President for International Beverage USA said “We are delighted to embark on this new partnership with 375 Park Avenue Spirits and Sazerac Company. We are looking forward to seeing our portfolio of spirit brands reach their full potential in the important U.S. market”.
About International Beverage
International Beverage Holdings Limited is one of the industry’s most dynamic global drinks businesses. Established in 2005 as the international arm of ThaiBev, to specialize in developing distinctive, premium local brands for global growth, with a portfolio that is led by a range of high quality Scotch whiskies and includes some of the fastest growing and most prestigious beers, spirits and whiskies on the market today. These high quality brands are enjoyed by consumers in over 85 global markets and include Chang Beer, Mekhong, Speyburn single malt Scotch whisky, Old Pulteney single malt Scotch whisky, Hankey Bannister blended whisky and Caorunn Gin. Learn more about International Beverage Holdings Limited at www.interbevgroup.com.<
ThaiBev was established in 2003 to consolidate a number of leading spirits and beer businesses in Thailand belonging to founding shareholders and other investors. In 2006, ThaiBev was is listed on the Singapore Exchange (“SGX”), and subsequently expanded into non-alcoholic beverage and food sectors to diversify their product portfolio, enhance logistics efficiency, and mitigate business risks. Today, ThaiBev is not only Thailand’s leading beverage producer, but also one of Asia’s largest beverage producers. The ThaiBev business consists of four segments spirits, beer, non-alcoholic beverage, and food. Learn more about ThaiBev at www.thaibev.com.
About 375 Park Avenue Spirits
375 Park Avenue Spirits (formerly Van Gogh Imports) was founded in 1981 and quickly became one of the top spirits importers. Led by Norman Bonchick, Chairman and CEO, 375 Park Avenue Spirits continues to specialize in superior brands and drive innovation within the category. 375 Park Avenue Spirits’ diverse portfolio spans from premium to luxury and includes numerous marques from leading international producers: Van Gogh Vodka and Gin from Holland; Molinari liqueurs, Limoncello di Capri and VOV from Italy; Tap Whisky and Spicebox from Canada. In March 2015, 375 Park Avenue Spirits became a fully integrated sales company inside Sazerac Company. Learn more about 375 Park Avenue Spirits at www.375park.com.
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