The Gin Foundry Expands Distribution in Total Wine & More Stores

PITTSBURGH — The Gin Foundry is thrilled to announce a major expansion of the brand nationally, adding 20 additional states. The growth is due to the decision by Total Wine & More, the nation’s largest independently owned retailer of fine wine, spirit and beer to carry Gold Medal winning Europa London Dry Gin. Europa will be available in Total Wines stores starting in about a month.

“We are excited for the opportunity to showcase our brand at Total Wine & More retail locations,” said Chris McClain, CEO, Bon Vivant Brands, LLC. “They are known for their exceptional customer service, an extensive array of quality wines and spirits, and for introducing exciting new brands to their customers. With all the awards we have been winning, we are just thrilled that more people will be able to enjoy our gin. Total Wines is the perfect partner for us.”

For Europa, The Gin Foundry carefully hand-selected 10 botanicals sourced along the Mediterranean Trade Routes (Ingredients: Juniper: Macedonia, Coriander: Bulgaria, Angelica Root: Belgium, Orris Root: Morocco, Fennel Seeds: Turkey, Bitter Almond: Spain, Orange Peel: Spain, Lemon Peel: Spain, Basil: Egypt, Grapefruit: Turkey). The botanicals are steeped in pure grain spirit overnight and then expertly distilled in a traditional copper pot still in the United Kingdom. Before bottling we blend our spirit with pure Mountain Spring Water in Switzerland. This a gin that can be enjoyed neat and yet whose bright citric and herbal notes work perfectly in martinis and citrus cocktails. It is highlighted in a G&T with an orange peel and basil leaf.

To sign up for exclusive The Gin Foundry launch details and updates, visit For the latest on The Gin Foundry events, cocktail recipes and other happenings, follow @theginfoundry on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

About Bon Vivant Brands

Bon Vivant Brands was founded in 2014 by Chris McClain. Mr. McClain has spent over a decade, traveling 2.5 million miles and 300 plus weeks overseas for work. When traveling, he was always on the lookout for the best cocktail bars and new gins. There were lots of gins to enjoy, but he wasn’t able to find a gin that met everything he was looking for. This is a passion project seeking to fulfill that desire. He brings that love of Gin and cocktails together to create a series of Gins, called The Trade Routes Collection that enhance Classic Gin Cocktails as well as Contemporary offerings. Where Does Your Spirt Take You?TM

About Total Wine & More

Total Wine & More is America’s largest America’s largest independent retailer of fine wine, beer and spirits with170+ store sin 20 states by year’s end. A four-time national retailer of the year award winner, the company’s vast selection of products, combined with low everyday prices and expertly trained wine associates, provides a unique shopping experience for the customer. Since opening its first store in 1991, Total Wine & More has been committed to being the premier wine, beer and spirits retailer in every community that it serves. For more information about Total Wine & More please visit