SOURCE: Distillery No. 209

Distillery No. 209

August 18, 2010 09:00 ET

Distillery No. 209 Appoints Nicole Nollette President

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - August 18, 2010) -  We are pleased to announce the appointment of Nicole Nollette as President of Distillery No. 209 and Wendi Webster as the Vice President of Sales and Marketing. 

In this role, Nicole will be responsible for the overall strategic direction of Distillery No. 209, including sales, marketing, and development of new markets. Prior to Distillery No. 209, Nicole worked on Wall Street as an investment banker, and was also an officer in the United States Navy. She has a Bachelors of Science degree from the United States Naval Academy and an MBA from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Sloan School of Management.

Wendi has been with the Rudd Group for over three years and has worked closely with all of the Rudd Group companies in a sales and marketing capacity. In her expanded role, she will coordinate the domestic and international sales and marketing efforts with a focus on brand recognition, brand expansion, web presence, and trade and consumer events. Wendi has a Bachelors degree in both International Business and Modern and Classical Languages in French from Wichita State University.

In addition to their responsibilities with Distillery No. 209, Nicole and Wendi will work closely with Rudd Oakville Estate Winery, a luxury Napa Valley winery estate.

With these appointments, Nicole and Wendi are positioned to guide Distillery No. 209 and its long-term growth strategy. We are grateful to have them aboard and look forward to their contributions to the company.

About Distillery No. 209
Registered Distillery No. 209 was founded in the 1880s under the direction of Edge Hill owner and distiller William Scheffler in St. Helena, California. Flash forward a century to entrepreneur Leslie Rudd's purchase of Edge Hill in 1999. The inspiration and passion to restart the distillery came after seeing "Registered Distillery No. 209" in faded words on a hay barn. Distillery No. 209 is now located in the China Basin at Pier 50 in San Francisco, California, where they make artisanal spirits including No. 209 Gin and No. 209 Kosher for Passover Gin. 

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