S.C. Importer and Supplier Welcomes Four New Brands, Adds General Manager Position
MT. PLEASANT, SC (August 27, 2013) – Total Beverage Solution (TBS), a beverage alcohol importer and supplier based in Mt. Pleasant, S.C., is excited to announce the addition of four spirits brands to its portfolio of beer, wine and spirits. The addition of these whisky, brandy and liqueur products signifies the company’s commitment to further grow its spirits offerings alongside its strong beer and wine brands.
“As one of a very small number of beverage companies that competes in all three industry segments, the addition of these new spirits instantly elevates our portfolio,” said Dave Pardus, Total Beverage Solution CEO. “Spirits previously represented less than 10% of our revenue, but these brands add roughly 30,000 nine-liter cases of ongoing business to our spirits volume.”
McIvor Finest Scotch Whisky boasts flavor and value, with offerings such as McIvor 12 Year Old and McIvor 17 Year Old. TBS acquired the exclusive US/Canadian import rights from Berniko, LLC, which introduced McIvor to the US market in 2007 and built the brand to more than 20,000 cases in 14 states.
First produced in Bologna, Italy, in 1885, Amaro Montenegro is a renowned Italian herbal liqueur, popular as an after-dinner drink and as a flavor-enhancing cocktail ingredient with its blend of sweet and bitter notes. Italy’s best-selling brandy, Vecchia Romagna, boasts a proud 200-year history and complements the variety of Italian offerings TBS currently carries. Montenegro SRL appointed TBS with the goal of expanding the brands’ presence throughout the US with a focus on major metro markets.
Dolce Nero combines the Italian passion for creating the perfect espresso with an all-natural infusion of ultra-premium spirits. Using fine Italian espresso beans, the liqueur’s rich, smooth flavor is welcome at the end of a meal or in a favorite dessert recipe.
The addition of spirits brands has spurred the creation of a new position within the company, General Manager of Wine & Spirits. Neal Horgan, industry veteran and original partner, will fill the role and be able to focus exclusively on the wine and spirits categories. Horgan’s expertise provides an opportunity for TBS to further expand its business by delivering growth for the company’s existing suppliers and identifying other partners seeking a full-service beverage solution.
For more information visit www.totalbeveragesolution.com.
About Total Beverage Solution: With an expansive portfolio of wine, beer and premium spirits, Total Beverage Solution (TBS) supplies the U.S. market with some of the world’s most unique brands. Founded in 2002, TBS is passionate about quality and craftsmanship, and strives to work with producers to create value and demand for brands based on their individual histories and qualities. With this philosophy, TBS has quickly earned a reputation for market expertise and proven sales results. TBS is a four-time Beverage Industry Top 100 company and is headquartered in Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina, and is on the web at: www.totalbeveragesolution.com.