- Sept. 23, 2013
-- Cleveland Whiskey (http://www.clevelandwhiskey.com)
, and their “Radically Different” Black Reserve Bourbon Whiskey, is making Illinois their second state for distribution, behind their home state of Ohio. Launched in March of 2013, Cleveland Whiskey has already sold 26,000 bottles of their Black Bourbon and has high hopes that the Chicago area will be a large market for their products. “Cleveland is an attitude,” says Tom Lix, founder of Cleveland Whiskey, “and we feel Cleveland Whiskey will be embraced by both Chicagoans and Ohio transplants.”
Fresh Coast Distributors (http://freshcoastdistributors.com)
, in its third year of distribution, boasts a portfolio of unique wines, hard ciders and spirits with a penchant for locally crafted items. “We’
re a bridge for interesting things from regions that are unknown or off-the-beaten-
path. Cleveland Whiskey and their radically different process is a perfect match for us. So long as the quality is there, we embrace things that throw tradition a curve ball, says Fresh Coast Distributors owner, Kelly Kniewel.
Participants, in this week’s Independent Spirits Expo at the Chicago Hilton Hotel on Wednesday, September, 25th
, Cleveland Whiskey will also be a part of Chicago Craft Spirits Week (http://craftspiritweekchicago.com/
) tasting events on Tuesday night with including one of Chicago’s premier whiskey bars, Delilah’s in Lincoln Park. For those who cannot make the events but would like to try Cleveland Whiskey, it can be purchased several Binny’s locations as well as Woodman’s Market in North Aurora.