KANSAS CITY, Mo., July 13, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Tom’s Town Distilling Co., downtown Kansas City’s first legal distillery since Prohibition, announced today it signed agreements for distribution in Kansas with Handcrafted Wine and Spirits, and in Missouri with Major Brands, Missouri’s leading beverage distributor. These agreements will bring Tom’s Town’s awards-winning spirits to customers across the states of Missouri and Kansas for the first time.
“We’ve had a great time re-introducing the story of Tom Pendergast-era Kansas City to this town, and the response has been phenomenal. As it turns out, the people ARE thirsty!” said David Epstein, Co-Founder of Tom’s Town. “These agreements mark the beginning of what we hope will be a very special partnership with our two home states.”
All three Tom’s Town spirits are now available in both Kansas and Missouri: Pendergast’s Royal Gold Bourbon, McElroy’s Corruption Gin and Eli’s StrongArm Vodka.
Tom’s Town spirits are already in liquor stores in many parts of Kansas. “Tom’s Town has quickly developed a passionate following of loyal fans,” said Donald Brain, General Manager, Handcrafted Wine and Spirits. “We’re thrilled to be representing this great Kansas City brand across the state of Kansas.”
Missouri distribution will begin later this summer. “We are excited to be welcoming Tom’s Town Distilling Co. to the Major Brandsfamily. With our new partnership, Tom’s Town products will now be available to customers all over the state of Missouri,” said Matt Laumann, Sales Director, Major Brands. “We’re proud to represent a Missouri owned and operated company like Tom’s Town.”
All three Tom’s Town spirits will be available in both states including Pendergast’s Royal Gold Bourbon™, McElroy’s Corruption Gin™, and Eli’s StrongArm Vodka. Eli’s StrongArm Vodka won a gold medal at American Crafts Spirits Association (ACSA), a gold medal at San Francisco International Spirits Competition and a silver medal at American Distilling Institute (ADI) earlier this year. McElroy’s Corruption Gin won a silver medal at ACSA and a bronze medal at San Francisco International Spirits Competition.
About Tom’s Town Distilling Co.
Founded in 2015 by David Epstein and Steve Revare, Tom’s Town Distilling Co. is the first legal distillery in downtown Kansas Citysince Prohibition. From its historic Kansas City Crossroads location, the distillery produces unique craft spirits and harkens back to the thriving era when infamous political boss Tom Pendergast controlled Kansas City. Its award-winning spirits include Pendergast’s Royal Gold Bourbon, McElroy’s Corruption Gin and Eli’s StrongArm Vodka. Tom’s Town promotes responsible drinking habits. For more information, visit www.toms-town.com.