Eastside Distilling’s Redneck Riviera Expands Distribution in Florida

PORTLAND, Ore. — Eastside Distilling, Inc. (NASDAQ: EAST), makers of craft spirits, today announced that its Redneck Riviera Whiskey will be added to the product lineup at ABC Fine Wine & Spirits. With approximately 130 retail stores, all within the state of Florida, ABC is the largest independent retailer of wine and spirits in Florida and one of the largest in the United States. Redneck Riviera Whiskey is a joint collaboration between Eastside and John Rich, the multi-platinum country-music artist and one-half of the award-winning duo Big & Rich.

Jarrett Catalani, Senior Vice President of Sales of Eastside Distilling, commented, “We are very excited to be working with ABC Fine Wine & Spirits. They are known for offering the best brands, best service and great prices. Redneck Riviera Whiskey will fit perfectly with their clientele. Florida is a very important market for our products and we are pleased to be initiating what we believe will be great collaboration with the ABC Fine Wines & Spirits team.”

ABC will be supplied by Republic National Distributing Company (“RNDC”). As one of the leading spirits distributors in the United States, we look forward working with RNDC and ABC to establish Redneck Riviera Whiskey in this important market.

Redneck Riviera Whiskey is a small batch whiskey with vanilla honey smoothness and a subtle finish that consumers are sure to love. Redneck Riviera Whiskey was crafted by the famed distilling team at Eastside, including Travis Schoney and Mel Heim. The team painstakingly developed what Eastside and John Rich believe is a superb whiskey unlike any other on the market, working over many months, with input from John Rich and friends.

Redneck Riviera Whiskey is currently available in Texas, California, Louisiana, Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, Florida, North Carolina, North and South Dakota, Oregon, Tennessee, Oklahoma, Nebraska, and Kentucky. The list of states will grow as the product rollout continues.

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. More information can be found here.

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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