Republic National Distributing Co. (RNDC) announced a national agreement with Milestone Brands for all of their legacy brands, and including recently acquired Empress 1908 Gin.
Empress Gin expansion states include Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Colorado, D.C. Maryland, Florida, Hawaii, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania and South Dakota. Legacy brand expansion states include Alabama, Mississippi and Pennsylvania. The awarded brands represent the fastest growth spirits categories. The Milestone portfolio includes:
- Dulce Vida Tequila
- Empress 1908 Gin
- Campo Bravo Tequila
- Naranja Orange Liqueur
- Dulce Vida ready-to-drink products (RTDs)
- American Born Moonshine and Whiskey
“We are thrilled to represent Milestone nationally, a result of our efforts to create a national presence,” Bob Hendrickson, RNDC Chief Operating Officer and EVP, said. “The brands are positioned in growth categories, allowing RNDC to leverage our capabilities to help them expand their reach.”
Eric Dopkins, CEO/Founder, Milestone Brands, said, “Our high growth brands are ready for the next level of distribution, execution, and activation in the U.S. market, and we believe RNDC can provide this step-change for us”
The 33-state alignment for the complete Milestone portfolio is effective Feb. 1, 2023.