E & J Gallo Winery Canada Ltd.

E & J Gallo Winery Canada Ltd.

October 07, 2009 09:00 ET

Gallo Canada Expands Spirits Portfolio

Agreement with Phillips Distilling Company in Canada Announced

MISSISSAUGA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Oct. 7, 2009) -

Attention Assignment / News / Business Editors

Gallo Canada today announced it has reached an agreement to become the representative for six Phillips Distilling Company brands including UV Vodka, Prairie Organic Vodka, Feckin' Irish Whiskey, Phillips Union, Trader Vic's and Tomatin in the Provinces of British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland, Quebec, and Prince Edward Island, and the Yukon and Northwest Territories.

Phil Klein, Vice President & General Manager of the E & J Gallo Winery, the parent company of Gallo Canada stated, "These fine brands will help us advance our entire business within the spirits and wine categories throughout Canada and will give Gallo a strong business platform in this important market."

Phillips Distilling President & CEO, Dean Phillips said, "The agreement between Gallo Canada and Phillips Distilling Company enables our spirits division to benefit from Gallo's strong retail and on-premise relationships and its broad distribution network. We are looking forward to working with the Gallo Canada team to generate new successes and growth for these unique brands."

About Phillips Distilling Spirits Brands

UV Vodka is distilled four times and activated carbon filtered to produce an ultra smooth, refined, Gold Medal Winner at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition.

UV flavoured Vodkas are distilled four times and naturally flavored with the finest ingredients from around the world. Colourful, fun and delicious with Innovative flavours such as blue raspberry and pink lemonade.

Prairie Organic Vodka is a beautifully smooth, organic luxury vodka brand crafted in partnership with a co-op of over 900 farmers.

Feckin' Irish Whiskey is a new and exciting, easy to drink Irish Whiskey.

Phillips Union Whisky a luxurious blend of Kentucky Bourbon and Canadian Whiskey also offering smooth flavours of vanilla and cherry.

The Trader Vic's line consists of a complete portfolio of tiki-inspired products, including rum-based products, select cordials and ready-to-drink cocktails.

Tomatin is a wonderfully rich and elegant tasting 12-years-aged single-malt highland whiskey with a long and satisfying finish.

About Gallo Canada:

E & J Gallo Winery Canada Ltd. was established in 1989 and is a wholly owned Canadian subsidiary of Gallo Vineyards Inc. Headquartered in Mississauga Ontario, Gallo Canada currently represents 42 wine and spirit brands from 11 different countries.

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