PORTLAND, OR--(Marketwired - Sep 22, 2015) - Eastside Distilling, Inc. (OTCQB: ESDI), a producer of award-winning master-crafted spirits, has been registered and approved by The Illinois Liquor Control Commission for sale of its full portfolio of award winning spirits.
Illinois is one of the nation's top five liquor consumption states. With the addition of Illinois, Eastside Distilling now has sales approval in three of the top five liquor consumption states, including New York and Texas, both of which were previously announced. In total, Eastside award winning spirits are now available for sale in twelve states as its national sales rollout gains momentum.
"We are extremely pleased to be adding Illinois to the list of states where Eastside spirits are now available for purchase. As one of the top five liquor consumption states, it represents an important milestone as we continue to build out our national presence," said the company's CEO, Steven Earles. "Additionally, we anticipate this approval will result in initial sales of our newly launched "Triple Gold Medal" winning, Barrel Hitch American Whiskey, as well as the rest of our award winning family of brands. It's also the twelfth state where our award winning products are now available for purchase, and we expect other states to follow as we work toward increasing our sales nationally."
About The Illinois Liquor Control Commission
The agency is an Illinois state government commission, comprised of four divisions.
The Licensing Division is responsible for reviewing state liquor applications and issuing new and renewal state liquor licenses. The Investigations Division conducts inspections at ILCC-licensed entities throughout Illinois. The Legal Division is responsible for counseling the Commissioners and the Executive Director on interpretations of the Illinois Liquor Control Act and its Rules and Regulations. The Industry Education Division is responsible for educating the liquor industry regarding the laws that govern liquor and tobacco sales throughout the state. For more information visit, http://www.illinois.gov/ilcc/Pages/Home.aspx
About Eastside Distilling
Eastside Distilling, Inc. has been producing high-quality, master crafted spirits since 2008 and is located in Southeast Portland's Distillery Row. Makers of award winning spirits, the company is unique in the marketplace and is distinguished by its highly decorated product lineup that includes Burnside Bourbon, Barrel Hitch American Whiskey, Below Deck Rums, Portland Potato Vodka and a distinctive line of infused whiskeys. All Eastside spirits are master crafted from natural ingredients for unparalleled quality and taste. The company is publicly traded under the symbol OTCQB: ESDI. For more information visit: www.eastsidedistilling.com or follow the company on: Twitter & Facebook.
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