Blue Run Spirits announces it has expanded distribution for its luxury bourbons and rye whiskies in the U.S. and Canada, increasing availability to New York (Empire); Massachusetts and Rhode Island (Horizon); Washington (RNDC); Minnesota (Breakthru); and Ontario (Evergreen). Blue Run whiskies are now available in 26 states nationwide, the District of Columbia and two Canadian provinces, including Alberta.
In addition, Blue Run announced its products are now available throughout the Gopuff-owned retail outlets, including Gopuff Liquor & More, Bevmo and Liquor Barn, which also now serve the Drizly home delivery network.
“Though e-commerce remains a key focus for Blue Run Spirits as part of our long-term growth engine, broad distribution nationwide is critically important as we look to build brand awareness and advocacy, particularly in the on-premise,” said Blue Run Spirits cofounder and CEO Mike Montgomery. “We are now available in all of the major consumer whiskey strongholds in the U.S. and are surging into the largest Canadian market. With six new releases planned this year, we guarantee a lot of great whiskey for our fans across the U.S. and Canada in 2023.”
Blue Run Spirits have introduced 13 bourbon and rye whiskey releases since the company launched in October 2020, selling 21,000 9-liter cases in 2022 – a 300% year-over-year increase. It is forecasting sales of 32,000 9 liter cases in 2023. Blue Run plans to invest nearly $51 million in a 35,000-square-foot distillery and a 20,000-square-foot rickhouse in Georgetown, Kentucky which will break ground in 2023.