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Craft Brewing and Distilling News for April 16, 2015

April 16, 2015

•St. Louis-based The Legendary Hatfield & McCoy Family Brand LLC has launched a new American whiskey in key U.S. markets. Produced and bottled by Charleston distiller Local Choice Spirits, The Legendary Hatfield & McCoy Family Brand Whiskey is made with a blend of corn, barley malt, yeast and natural flavors and aged in oak. The 80-proof offering is currently available on- and off-premise across 12 markets, priced at around $39.99 a 750-ml. Expansion into nine additional markets is set to follow this summer. The Legendary Hatfield & McCoy Family Brand LLC is a venture formed by descendants of the famed Hatfield and McCoy families of West Virginia and Kentucky.

•Dallas, Texas-based Zodiac vodka has entered California via a new partnership with Young’s Market Company. The move, which marks the brand’s first launch outside of Texas, leads the first phase of Zodiac’s national expansion plan, with distribution to Florida, Tennessee and South Carolina to follow shortly. For its second phase, Zodiac plans to enter Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Maryland, Washington D.C. and other markets by the end of 2015. Launched in 2014, Zodiac vodka is a gluten-free potato vodka produced in Rigby, Idaho. The brand features both Original and Black Cherry expressions priced at $24.99 a 750-ml.

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