AUSTIN, Texas – [June 1, 2016] – Premium spirits company, Milestone Brands LLC, today announced the acquisition of American Born Moonshine from Windy Hill Spirits. Milestone Brands LLC, which recently acquired Dulce Vida Tequila, was formed in February 2016 by Eric Dopkins, former CEO of Deep Eddy Vodka, and Chad Auler, co-founder of Deep Eddy Vodka.
“American Born Moonshine is an amazing brand that represents the incredible history of American moonshine,” said Dopkins, CEO and chairman of Milestone Brands. “Pat Dillingham and Sean Koffel did a wonderful job bringing American Born to life in an authentic way, with quality and detail, and we are thrilled to be adding a brand to our portfolio that I truly feel will be a leader in its category.”
Patrick Dillingham and Sean Koffel founded Windy Hill Spirits in 2013 with the vision to create a moonshine that honors both the tradition and rebel spirit of American moonshiners and bootleggers. American Born Moonshine has since expanded its distribution to over 25 states and doubled its sales volume over the past year. The Windy Hill Spirits leadership team will continue to be an integral part of the brand and Milestone Brands LLC will retain all current field sales employees.
“Pat and I are proud that the brand we are so passionate about and the team that has worked so hard alongside us will be a key part of Milestone Brands’ exciting future,” said Koffel. “Milestone Brands is poised to be a disruptive leader in the spirits industry and we look forward to working with Eric and Chad to continue building American Born Moonshine into the long-run category leader.”
ABOUT MILESTONE BRANDS LLC
Milestone Brands LLC, premium spirits company based in Austin, Texas, was founded in February 2016 by two local entrepreneurs and veterans of the beverage and spirits industry, Eric Dopkins, former CEO of Deep Eddy Vodka and Chad Auler, creator of Savvy Vodka and co-founder of Deep Eddy Vodka. As a national spirits supplier and acquirer, innovator and marketer of alcohol beverage brands, Milestone Brands’ portfolio includes Dulce Vida Spirits, parent company of the world’s only 100 proof, USDA certified organic tequila, and American Born Moonshine, a family of moonshine whiskey products that honors the tradition and spirit of American moonshiners.