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Empire is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug Free Workplace.

Building brands is our passion.

Helping Spirits, Wine and Beer brands thrive for over 80 years.

Developing people is our mission.

We distribute more than beverages, we create opportunity, fuel growth, and inspire experiences.

Our Brands

Our Brands

We take pride in representing high quality, premium, smart and opportunistic brands from around the world – and our people take a personal interest in each and every spirit, wine and beer we represent. What are you waiting for? Start browsing our amazing collection of brands. Cheers.

Why choose Empire

We succeed by fostering genuine relationships built on trust, partnership, and a commitment to providing exceptional service to all.


enjoy the care and professionalism of a family business backed by the resources of Berkshire Hathaway. Good enough is never good enough as we strive to be the very best in the industry at Building Brands and Developing People.
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receive responsive service from a local representative who is known and trusted. Our local Empire Representatives come equipped with the latest technology and bring an old school approach to relationships to on-premise and off-premise establishments.
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enjoy working with other committed, passionate, and knowledgeable people. We think of our people as Teammates rather than employees because we share common goals and compete together to achieve victories for our brands and customers.
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Our Locations

We opened shop in Atlanta, Georgia over 80 years ago. Today, our growing footprint spans 14 cutting-edge facilities across 4 states.



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What our Suppliers say about us

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We’re a small, family owned operation, but Empire treats us as if we were a top three supplier. They catapulted Bumbu Rum into a Top 10 market in the United States for 2018. That’s an exceptional launch.
Rob T.
Sovereign Brands
The three words I would use to describe the culture here would have to be family, positive, and fun! The management is so down to earth and personable.
Ebony R.
Empire Teammate since 2017
Empire makes business relationships feel like personal relationships. They understand the supplier/wholesaler dynamic and are always honest and helpful in providing input on brand strategy and tactics.
Michael B.
Old Smokey Distillery
I’ve been a Teammate at Empire for over 30 years because of the family-oriented, collaborative culture. I truly enjoy the flexibility, the opportunity to share knowledge, and training new employees.
Rudy R.
Empire Teammate since 1988

Get in touch

Whether you’re a Supplier, Customer or potential Teammate, we’d love to hear from you and answer any questions you may have.

Making a positive impact

Empire approaches our corporate social responsibility as a labor of love. We’re deeply committed and actively involved in uplifting the well-being of our Teammates, Communities and Business Partners because we enjoy making a difference.

That’s why we’re a proud supporter of the Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility.

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