Friday, January 21, 2011

Liquor Group Expansion Featured In MDA Magazine

Liquor Group was once again is featured in Modern Distillery Age Magazine.  Click on the link below to view the article:

Modern Distillery Age Magazine - January 21, 2011

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Liquor Group Adds Big Sky Brokerage To List Of Acquisitions

January 13, 2011 – Helena, MT - Liquor Group Wholesale (Publicly Traded:LIQR) Vice President for Control State Operations Steven Dodge announces that the Montana Liquor Control Board has granted Liquor Group a Certificate of Compliance as a Vendor and as a Broker within the Great State of Montana, thus adding Big Sky to the list of wholly owned territory brokerage operations of the company.  “This will allow our boots on the ground to begin representing and selling a wider range of Liquor Group brands within Montana …" says Dodge "…further expanding the reach and sales of many emerging and mid-market brands that we represent.”

"I have been in contact with the wonderful team that operates the Montana Liquor Control,” says Dodge “each expressed their desire to bring additional unique products into their market.”  As Liquor Group Wholesale continues to integrate more of it’s portfolio throughout the 33 US States wherein it operates, it also simultaneously actively seeks acquisitions in the distribution and brokerage arena.  This marks the fourth acquisition/integration made by Liquor Group in less than two years, and maintains the commitment to shareholders to acquire additional distribution or brokerage companies and to roll up as many of its’ privately owned affiliated companies as possible.  

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Happy Celebrates 1,000,000 Bottle Month

January 6, 2011 – Jacksonville, FL – Happy Vodka Corporation announced today the celebration of 1,000,000th bottle sold from each of the Happy product lines; including: Happy Vodka®, Happy Rum®, Happy Gin®, Happy Tequila Blanco®, Happy Tequila Reposado®, Happy Sake® and Happy Ouzo®.  Although Happy Vodka® was first to reach this milestone in the sales and development of the Happy product line years ago, the entire portfolio reaching the 1 million mark demonstrates the viability of Happy as a truly long term brand.    

“It was great to see the Happy Team hit that goal right at the 10th Anniversary of Happy” says C.J. Eiras, CEO of Happy Vodka Corporation and Liquor Group Wholesale (Publicly Traded: LIQR). 

Happy relishes in the fact that it spends less than 1% of annual revenues on marketing and advertising support, yet the products continue to sell well domestically and in 12 foreign countries though Liquor Group’s worldwide distribution channels.  When shipments of the Happy product arrive, they go out to market almost instantly.    

So what’s the next step in the Happy progression?  Eiras says that the company has been researching additional spirits line extensions, several private labeling wine options as well as a private labeled beer line as viable growth options for the product portfolio.  Eiras is also interviewing several independent distilleries, expressing that changes in the production of the Happy line are imminent, as the company wants to domesticate the production of the product lines. 

Happy Merlot anyone?  How about a Happy Lager?Ho

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy Vodka Hosts 333 NYE Gala

December 31, 2010 – Jacksonville, FL – The end of the year brings to the forefront a New Years Eve Celebration in Grand Style!   Our understated speakeasy, hidden among the urban core in the Museum of Contemporary Art, we take you back to the 1920’s.  Jazz, Happy Gin, and those fringed flapper gowns will help kick 2011 off right.  We showed all the time of their life at this invitation-only SOLD OUT New Years Eve celebration!

Products featured at this “Prohibition” Themed event included Happy Vodka, Happy Rum, Happy Gin, Rhythm Liqueur, Ocean Vodka, Tradition Azul Tequila, Party A Go-Go and several other fine Liquor Group products.  Our side door casino greeted each guest with $10,000 in chips, enough to get them hooked on the excitement of Roulette tables, Black Jack & Poker games as well as Craps.   

The event was sold out due to the diligent efforts of the Contemporaries, a volunteer group of young professionals that support the Museum.  Funds raised from the ticket sales will go to support the Museum for future New Years Eve events in the coming years.