Distillery No. 209 Announces John Tarver as Vice President/National Sales Manager

SAN FRANCISCO (May 18, 2015) – Jeff Hodson, President of Distillery No. 209, is pleased to announce that John Tarver has been named Vice President/National Sales Manager of Distillery No. 209.

John is a highly driven, performance-focused leader with over 20 years of executive experience in building “best-in-class” brand sales performance servicing national markets and trade channels. He will build our business and continue to solidify distributor partnerships and alignments domestically.  John served most recently as Vice President-Director of Pacific Highway. He has a history of growing brands nationally managing spirit portfolios and has served as Director of National Sales for DFV Wines and National Sales Manager of Benziger Family Winery.

Distillery No. 209

The growth of Distillery No. 209 will be triggered by John’s integrity, passion, energy, and style of authentic leadership are a perfect fit for our company’s core values.

John’s says his proven track record is inspired by “Creating the Condition,” with honesty and best practices. “The modern style of the small batch, handcrafted No. 209 Gin offers a ‘house style’ that is extremely appealing to today’s cocktail culture for flavor and mixability” he says. “My goal will be to continue to expand upon the success that has been proven in the market and is enjoyed and admired by the trade, mixologists and consumers.”

John can be contacted at John.Tarver@Distillery209.com.

About Distillery No. 209

Uniquely located on San Francisco’s Pier 50, Distillery No. 209 – the world’s only distillery built over water – marries the best of traditional Old World distilling techniques and ingredients with innovative thinking and technology to create a modern-styled gin. No. 209 Gin is a small-batch, artisanal spirit hand-fashioned and distilled five times over using the finest all-natural ingredients sourced from around the world. Dispelling the notion that all gins taste like your grandfather’s, Distillery No. 209 is more than a boutique gin producer; it is a pioneer producing spirits for a new generation drinker including Passover gin and vodka along with a Barrel Reserve line.  www.distillery209.com

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