St. Louis Distillery Expands Distribution to Illinois

St. Louis Distillery’s Cardinal Sin Vodka and Cardinal Sin Starka now available in the Metro East and Southern Illinois.

Online PR News – 08-February-2015 – St. Louis MO – Local micro distillery, St. Louis Distillery announced today its distributorship agreement with Wirtz Beverage Illinois Belleville. The addition of Wirtz Beverage to the distillery’s distributor partners will bring Cardinal Sin Vodka and Cardinal Sin Starka to the Metro East and Southern Illinois.

“Obviously we’re excited about this new relationship. As the state’s oldest and most established distributor, we feel that Wirtz Beverage’s experience and attention to innovation and quality is a big step for our distillery,” said Greg Deters, distiller.

St. Louis Distillery introduced Cardinal Sin Vodka to the St. Louis market in 2012 and its new product Cardinal Sin Starka, America’s first starka vodka, a barrel-aged spirit, hit shelves in late 2014. Both products are currently distributed in Missouri and Georgia. Cardinal Sin is a four-time gold medal winner for taste, recognized in the exceptional category for its unique flavor characteristics and receives high praise from local retailers and mixologists.

“We see where craft distilling is headed and our focus is on products where we can get in on the ground level,” said Wirtz Beverage Craft Brand Manager Jason Griffen. “We feel both Cardinal Sin Vodka and Cardinal Sin Starka are exceptional products and great additions to our craft portfolio.”

St. Louis Distillery pushes the envelope of craft distilling by selecting only the finest American grains – specifically two-row malted barley and corn for its single-batch vodkas. Its unique single distillation and filtration process preserves the flavor and character of the spirit by carefully and precisely removing the heads and tails and focusing on the hearts of the spirit to preserve the allure of a finely crafted vodka.

“We’ve seen the success the brands are having on the Missouri side of the river and we’re eager to bring Cardinal Sin to our customers in to the Metro East and Southern Illinois,” said Hamilton Callison Director of Operations, Wirtz Beverage Illinois Belleville.

About St. Louis Distillery
St. Louis Distillery is a micro distiller focused on creating world-class vodka that pushes the envelope of artisan distilling. The result is an ultra-pure vodka that maintains the character and sweetness of its premium ingredients.

About Wirtz Beverage Group
Wirtz Beverage Illinois is the state’s oldest and most established distributor. Since beginning operations out of a single warehouse in 1946, the company has grown to become the flagship distributor of the Wirtz Beverage Group. Today, Wirtz Beverage Illinois reaches every corner of the state, utilizes the most innovative technology and employs the industry’s most knowledgeable sales force.