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Recap: 2022 Nashville Spirits Trade Tasting

On August 23rd, 2022, Empire Distributors, Inc. of Tennessee customers and trade members were invited to our annual Trade Tasting for the Nashville area!  The 2022 Nashville Trade Tasting brought together many of Empire’s suppliers with retail & on-premise beverage buyers from across the Nashville, TN area. Read on to get a recap of some of […]

The Riveting History of Rum

The success of sugarcane in the Caribbean opened new doors for discovery in the world of spirits. While sugarcane was known to the Old World, it did not grow as well in Europe, Africa or Asia as it did in the natural conditions of the Caribbean. With the new source of sugar, many quickly realized […]

The History of Rye Whiskey featuring Thirteenth Colony Distillery

With World Whiskey Day right around the corner on May 21st, it’s a great time to show some love to one of the best American innovations: Rye Whiskey. With the roots of rye whiskey dating back to Colonial times, we found it appropriate to reach out to one of the best rye whiskey producers in […]

Tuning Into the History of Tequila

One of America’s favorite cocktails is the margarita and it would be almost impossible to celebrate Cinco de Mayo without one. Since the end of Prohibition, this drink has been popular and one of the best ways to make a respectable margarita is by using tequila. Considered to be the national drink of Mexico, it is […]

11 Black-Owned Beverage Brands Available with Empire Distributors

The month of February was first established as Black History Month in 1970 to celebrate the accomplishments of the Black community and its history. In the wine and spirits industry, Black History Month is an opportunity to raise awareness and to celebrate Black-owned companies. Scroll through to explore these 11 Black-Owned beverage companies available at […]

Best of 2021: Wine Enthusiast Magazine’s Picks

As 2021 comes to an end the best-of lists are rolling in! Today we’re sharing Empire distributed brands suppliers and brand partners that are being honored this year in Wine Enthusiast Magazine’s top ratings of 2021. Scroll through to browse these top products distributed by Empire: Available markets are noted in the list, and availability […]

Q&A with Elyse Blechman, Absolut Brand Ambassador about RTD Cans!

Elyse Blechman introduces the relaunched Absolut Vodka Ready to Drink Cans – vodka sodas and canned cocktails to us in one of our latest IG Lives. Learn more about how Absolut got started in the RTD category, why their RTD tagline is ‘All Fizz and No Fuss’ and what makes these cans truly special in […]

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