Eastside Distilling Expands Distribution of Redneck Riviera Whiskey to Alaska

PORTLAND, Ore. — Eastside Distilling, Inc. (NASDAQ: EAST), makers of craft spirits, today announced that Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits (“Southern Glazer’s”), North America’s largest wine and spirits distributor, will distribute Eastside Distilling’s Redneck Riviera Whiskey throughout the state of Alaska.

Southern Glazer’s has operations in 44 U.S. states and the District of Columbia, as well as Canada and the Caribbean. Southern Glazer’s has more than 21,000 employees and is the recognized industry leader.

Jarrett Catalani, Senior Vice President of Sales for Eastside Distilling, said, “We are pleased to extend our relationship with Southern Glazer’s into Alaska. We believe Redneck Riviera Whiskey has the potential to build a broad following in Alaska and could not have a better distribution partner than Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits to make that happen.”

Redneck Riviera Whiskey is now distributed in 21 states: Texas, California, Louisiana, Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, Florida, North Carolina, North and South Dakota, Oregon, Tennessee, Oklahoma, Nebraska, Kentucky, Missouri, Washington, Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin and Alaska.

Additional New Distribution Sites

June 7 – Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin Join the List of States Where Eastside’s Redneck Riviera Whiskey Is Distributed

June 1 – Redneck Riviera Whiskey Now Distributed in Washington State by Southern Glazer’s Wine and Spirits

April 23 – Florida’s ABC Fine Wines & Spirits to Carry Redneck Riviera Whiskey

April 20 – Kentucky Becomes 15th State for Redneck Riviera Whiskey

About Redneck Riviera

Redneck Riviera is a privately held lifestyle brand that celebrates America’s hard-working men and women. Built for people who live to turn up the music and have fun with friends and family, Redneck Riviera is America’s ‘Work Hard, Play Hard’ brand that offers something for everyone who likes to rock the red, white and blue all year long. Launched in 2014, the brand brings these values to life through footwear, apparel, hospitality, food, spirits and licensed products in a variety of categories. Redneck Riviera has expanded its reach with the opening of honky-tonk bar Redneck Riviera Las Vegas and a Nashville location opening in 2018.

About Eastside Distilling

Eastside Distilling, Inc. (NASDAQ: EAST) has been producing high-quality, award-winning craft spirits in Portland, Oregon since 2008. The company is distinguished by its highly decorated product lineup that includes Burnside Bourbon, West End American Whiskey, Goose Hollow Reserve, Below Deck Rums, Portland Potato Vodka, Hue-Hue Coffee Rum and a distinctive line of fruit infused spirits. Eastside Distilling is majority owner of Big Bottom Distilling (makers of The Ninety One Gin, Navy Strength Gin and Delta Rye whiskey) and the Redneck Riviera Whiskey Co. All Eastside, Big Bottom and Redneck Riviera spirits are crafted from natural ingredients for quality and taste. Eastside’s MotherLode Bottling subsidiary is one of the Northwest’s leading independent spirit bottlers and ready-to-drink canners. For more information visit: www.eastsidedistilling.com or follow the company on Twitter and Facebook.

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