Pursuit Spirits is partnering with Smart Distributors to launch their entire line of bourbon and rye whiskeys in Missouri. Pursuit Spirits, founded by the creators of the #1 whiskey podcast Bourbon Pursuit, will bring the entire portfolio of single barrel and small-batch blends to the market including some upcoming special releases.

“Expansion is never easy but we’re excited when new opportunities present themselves in areas where we have an existing support base,” says Co-Founder Ryan Cecil. “The ability to grow distribution feels right when we have a combination of strong podcast metrics in Missouri, an enthusiastic community with a local bourbon society, and an eager team with Smart Distributors”  

Smart Distributors is a family-owned business that has focused on customer service and craft brands since 2014. “The Pursuit team creates exceptional products that align with our mission of growing brands in Missouri,” says David Drovetti, President of Smart Distributors. “We’re proud to add Pursuit Spirits to our portfolio of brands and share in Kenny and Ryan’s vision. Our great retail partners throughout the state and their customers are getting something really special with the Pursuit Spirits line of products.”

For the initial launch, batch #7CC of Pursuit United Bourbon and Pursuit United Rye will be available in very limited quantities. This follows the 2021 releases which won Best Bourbon at the Spring 2022 John Barleycorn Awards and Double Gold at the San Francisco International Spirits Competition. These small-batch products, bottled at 108 proof, are now available in limited quantities across Missouri with an SRP of $65.

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