Sazerac Company Inc. and Charton Hobbs Inc. Announce Long Term National Distribution Agreement for Canada

MONTREAL, May 31, 2016 /CNW/ - The Sazerac Company and Duncan R. Hobbs, President of Charton Hobbs Inc., are pleased to announce that effective June 1st 2016 the two companies have entered into a new long term national distribution agreement for the entire Sazerac brand portfolio in Canada. Previously, Charton Hobbs Inc. represented the Sazerac portfolio in western Canada and part of their portfolio brands in eastern Canada.

The growing Sazerac portfolio offers a full palate of well-known spirits which include Fireball, Buffalo Trace Bourbon, Blanton's Single Barrel Bourbon, Southern Comfort, Dr. McGillicuddy's, DeKuyper, Red Tassel Vodka and Silk Tassel Canadian Whisky, to name just a few.

"We are delighted that our two family-owned companies share in common long histories, many core values, and aligned strategic vision for the future of Sazerac brands in Canada. Having a strong, long established national Canadian distribution partner to augment the part of our distilling and bottling operations based in Montreal demonstrates the importance and commitment Sazerac is making to the Canadian economy, our brands, and serving our customers locally," said Guy May, global sales director, Sazerac Company.  

Charton Hobbs Inc. President Duncan Hobbs states, "As one of the longest established family-owned agencies in Canada, we are proud to have been chosen as Sazerac's strategic national partner to represent one of the leading distilled spirits producers in Canada. We look forward to the new opportunities and synergies which this new agreement will bring to the brands."

About Charton Hobbs Inc.

Charton Hobbs Inc. is one of Canada's oldest premier national wine and spirits agencies. As a four-generation family company with over 91 years in operation, the company maintains offices in seven major markets across the country and employs more than 240 full time staff. For additional information about Charton Hobbs Inc., please visit:

About the Sazerac Company

Sazerac is one of New Orleans' oldest American family owned, privately held companies and has operations in New Orleans, Louisiana; Frankfort, Bardstown, Louisville and Owensboro, Kentucky; Fredericksburg, Virginia; Carson, California; Baltimore, Maryland; Lewiston, Maine; Manchester, New Hampshire; and Montreal, Canada. For additional information about Sazerac, please visit             

SOURCE Charton Hobbs

For further information: Christopher Chan, Executive Vice-President, Charton Hobbs Inc., 514-353-8955 ext. 368,; Amy Preske, Public Relations and Events Manager, Sazerac Company Inc.,

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