ST. MICHAELS, MD (Feb. 1, 2016) – The Lyon Distilling Company of St. Michaels, MD is proud to announce a new distribution partnership for the Washington, DC market with Craft Wine & Spirits, LLC.

After two successful years with their line of signature rums and whiskies, the Lyon Distilling Company is poised for a year of record growth, and is pleased to be expanding its presence in the District. “As a small, marquee distillery, we are thrilled be working with a distributor like Craft Wine & Spirits, as they share our philosophy of quality over quantity, both in the spirits they carry, and the accounts they serve,” said Jaime Windon, owner and co-founder of Lyon Distilling Company. “Our rum and whiskey has been phenomenally well-received in Maryland, and we’re thrilled to be increasing availability to our friends and neighbors in DC,” added Windon.

Lyon Distilling Company is Maryland’s premier craft distillery, producing truly artisan spirits by hand on the Eastern Shore in Saint Michaels, MD.

Lyon Distilling Company’s spirits include their distinctive White & Dark rums, as well as small-barrel releases of 100 proof Sailors Reserve Rum. Also available in very limited releases are the New Make Corn Whiskey, Free State Maryland Rye Whiskey, and American Malt Whiskey. Craft Wine & Spirits will launch with the White & Dark rums in DC, and expand offerings as they become available.

Craft Wine & Spirits opened in 2012 with a mission to provide high-quality distribution of fine wine, handcrafted spirits and beverage-related supplies to retailers and restaurants throughout Washington, DC. Owners Raul Mejia and Shannon Crisp bring over 25 years of brand development in Mid-Atlantic region to the trade. “Everything in our portfolio, we love dearly and are really proud of, we bring in a very few select suppliers,” notes Crisp. In continuation and dedication to the American Independent Distiller’s movement, Craft Wine & Spirits is honored to represent Lyon Distilling Company in DC.


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