MARKETING/DESIGN/CONSUMER TRENDS/INSPIRATIONS Cognac & Brandy News for Consumers & Industry Experts
Woodinville Whiskey Co., another craft distillery has been bought out but this time by a huge Cognac & Champagne conglomerate, ie, Moët Hennessy.
This is the first time Moët Hennessy are making a move into the craft spirit movement. We know of their ownership of scotch whisky Glenmorangie and Ardberg, but they did not own any small craft spirits.
This follows a trend, last year Pernod bought West Virginia’s Smooth Ambler Spirits Co., while Remy Cointreau acquired Westland Distillery also located in the State of Washington.
The sale is a strategic move by the founders Brett Carlile and Orlin Sorensen to help Washington State’s largest distillery to grow and expand since establishement in 2010.
Originally, the whiskeys were only available in the State of Washington but one can imagine this will change now.
Source: Woodinville Whiskey Co.