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Clonakilty Irish whiskey appoints Marussia Beverages as exclusive importer to the US


Clonakilty Distillery is located by the Atlantic coast in South-West Ireland, Clonakilty has received many prestigious awards including World’s best Irish New Make and World’s best small batch blended Irish whiskey.

Operating in the US market since 2018, this appointment builds on the existing 15 state footprint that Clonakilty has in the US, with expansion into four key markets immediately: California, Colorado, Illinois and Texas. Further states will be added in the near future.

The appointment means Clonakilty will join a portfolio of successful brands which will leverage its position with distributors in both existing and new markets. Marussia’s strong sales team working with Clonakilty’s existing team on the ground will help achieve significant scaling opportunities in
2023 and beyond.

Marussia Beverages USA CEO John Horn commented;

“We are very excited to work with Michael and the entire Clonakilty team to build upon the solid foundation they have built in the US market. The
brands they have created are special and our Marussia US family is looking forward to representing this quality portfolio in the fast-growing Irish Whiskey category here in the US.”

Clonakilty Distillery founder Michael Scully stated;

“Given that Clonakilty and Marussia are already working successfully in the French market, this is an exciting opportunity to introduce our brands to a wider audience in the US and lay the foundations in making Clonakilty the premium whiskey of choice for discerning US consumers”.


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