FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Batch 206 Distillery partners with Legacy Spirits to bring Seattle-Made Craft Spirits to Illinois
Seattle, May 26, 2015: Batch 206 Distillery and Legacy Spirits, a division of Heritage Wine Cellars, are proud to announce a new partnership in the state of Illinois. Beginning June 5th, Legacy Spirits will officially launch Batch 206 Distillery’s Award Winning craft spirits portfolio – Barrel Raider Bourbon, Counter Gin, Barrel Aged ‘Old Tom’ Counter Gin and Batch 206 Mad Mint Vodka across the state of Illinois, with an additional commitment to distribute Batch 206’s house-made Bourbon, Old Log Cabin, when it releases this summer. Illinois marks the 20th state where Batch 206 Spirits can now be found.
“We love the focus Legacy Spirits brings to the craft distilling movement. Their portfolio is well thought out and comprised of 100% craft spirits. We couldn’t have asked for a better partner in the state of Illinois and we are thrilled to be the first Washington Craft Distillery in their portfolio” said Jeff Steichen, owner of Batch 206 Distillery. “We’re especially excited to launch our house-made bourbon, Old Log Cabin, in Chicago this summer. Because of the rich history the Old Log Cabin name has throughout prohibition era Chicago, we think Illinois is a natural fit for this Bourbon.”
Virtus Wine and Spirits has been hired to manage the Batch 206 Portfolio in the state of Illinois. Virtus Wine and Spirits is owned and operated by Terri White, who has worked on both the Distributor and Supplier sides of the Spirits and Wine business for over 25 years. They currently represent Batch 206 products in the states of Illinois, Wisconsin, Arizona, California, Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Kentucky, Florida and Michigan. Their portfolio includes Bianchi Wines and Michter’s Whiskey.
Opened in March 2012, Batch 206 Distillery is an 8,000 square foot distillery located in the Interbay neighborhood of Seattle, Washington. Out of 120+ distilleries in the state of Washington, Batch 206 Distillery is currently one of the top 5 distilleries in the state for both production and sales. Batch 206 Distillery is a true small batch artisan facility, hand crafting their products in small batches on a 1,000 liter, handmade Kothe still. Batch 206 Distillery is owned and operated by Jeff Steichen and his wife Daleen. Batch 206 products are currently available in 20 states, parts of Canada and in Asia in Singapore and Hong Kong.
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About Heritage Wine Cellars/Legacy Spirits
Heritage Wine Cellars is one of the leading independently owned wine distribution and import companies in the country. They have been family owned and operated since 1981. In the fall of 2012, Heritage entered the world of craft spirit distribution with the launching of the craft spirit division, Legacy Spirits.
Their distribution operation covers the entire state of Illinois with two completely temperature controlled locations and fleets. The main offices and warehouse are located just outside the city of Chicago in the northern suburbs. Heritage has a comprehensive approach to handling the sales of the market via both on and off premise sales representation as well as the complete support of a merchandising division.