Middle West Spirits announced an expanded distribution partnership with the Independent Distributor Network (IDN) to add Missouri, South Carolina and Kentucky. The IDN partnership now includes 18 states: Texas, New Mexico, South Dakota, North Dakota, Tennessee, Kansas, Iowa, Alabama, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Nebraska, Illinois, Georgia, Michigan, Missouri, South Carolina, Kentucky, and Minnesota. Nationally, Middle West Spirits products are available in 43 states and Washington, D.C.
“We’re thrilled to expand our successful partnership and distribution footprint with IDN,” said Victor Spotloe, vice president of branded sales at Middle West Spirits. “Strategically, it made sense to continue growing within the IDN network as we expand our award-winning product portfolio and increase product availability nationwide.”
Middle West Spirits currently produces 15 of its own branded products, including MIDDLE WEST Bourbon, Rye and Wheat Whiskey varietals, OYO vodkas, Vim & Petal and Lux & Umbra gins. All products will be distributed through IDN.
“We are honored that Middle West has grown its network of distributors with IDN. Our goal is to make Middle West Spirits one of the preeminent distillers in the country. The Independent Distributor Network has and will continue to make Middle West Spirits a pillar in our network,” said Mark Harmann, national sales director for Independent Distributor Network.
“Middle West Spirits produces some of the best whiskeys in the industry. Those in the industry know, but it’s only a matter of time until everyone knows,” said Christian LeGuen, director of spirits at Favorite Brands and an IDN member.
Recently, the company announced a multi-year expansion of its distillery, operational facilities and a 14-acre campus in Columbus, Ohio. The expansion plans include a state-of-the-art 75,000-square-foot distillery, grain recycling center and packaging and bottling facility, ranking the spirits company as a top 10 grain-to-glass whiskey & spirits producer in the United States.