NEW YORK, N.Y. — Domaine Select Wine & Spirits, the craft wine and spirits importer, announces it has assumed worldwide management of Atlántico Rum. Atlántico, launched in 2008, is an award-winning line of super-premium rums made in the Dominican Republic. As part of the deal, Domaine Select has taken over the day-to-day sales, marketing and operations associated with the importation/exportation of the brand from Atlántico Rum co-founders, Aleco Azqueta and Brandon Lieb.
“We are strong believers in the super-premium rum category and have been closely following the success of Atlántico for some time,” said Paolo Domeneghetti, Domaine Select’s founder. “We are thrilled to bring on Atlántico as it fits beautifully within our portfolio of craft spirits, and we are excited to begin working with Atlántico’s international distribution network.”
“This is an incredible day for Atlántico Rum,” said Brandon Lieb. “Our goal has always been to introduce unique, well made products that allow people to see rum in a different light. Domaine Select shares our vision for the brand and is the ideal company to take it to new heights. We couldn’t be more excited to see Atlántico continue to develop under their guidance.”
Atlántico’s product line, consisting of Platino, Reserva and Gran Reserva, is available throughout the U.S. and in nearly a dozen international markets. Dynamic growth is planned with current distribution partners in the U.S. and further international growth will be an important part of the brand strategy. Additionally, Domaine Select plans on releasing Limited Edition offerings in the near future.
About Domaine Select Wine & Spirits
Founded in 1999, Domaine Select Wine & Spirits (DSWS) www.domaineselect.com is dedicated to wines and artisanal spirits of the highest quality and which demonstrate excellence and tremendous character, particular to their origin. DSWS is committed to transmitting the individuality of our producers; expressing diversity, tradition and personality is the tenet of DSWS. Domaine Select Wine & Spirits was named 2010 Importer of the Year by Food & Wine Magazine, received recognition by Wine & Spirits Magazine as a Top Importer of 2016 and was nominated by Wine Enthusiast Magazine as 2016 Importer of the Year.