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Craft Player Breckenridge Distillery In Expansion Mode

July 25, 2019

Colorado’s Breckenridge Distillery is in the midst of a multi-million dollar expansion project as it looks to meet increasing demand for its flagship Breckenridge Bourbon ($45). Company founder Bryan Nolt tells SND the distillery will sell about 75,000 nine-liter cases this year across 49 states.

This summer, Breckenridge Distillery will unveil an additional 7,000-barrel warehouse at its home base to accommodate its increasing production. That project follows last year’s move to install a 40-foot column still with doubler and 10,000-gallon mash and fermentation tanks, which are operating alongside its original pot and alembic stills. On the new product front, Breckenridge is planning to launch a group of three malt whiskies in the first quarter of next year to complement its existing Dark Arts Malt offering ($450). The newcomers will retail at below $100 a bottle.

Meanwhile, Breckenridge has named Ralph Huellemann director of national accounts, a new position within the company. Huellemann will oversee both on- and off-premise national and regional chains in the U.S. A 25-year industry veteran, Huellemann most recently served as director of off-premise and distribution for LeVecke Corporation, and previously served with Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits and Coors.—Daniel Marsteller

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