Are you 21
or older?

You must be 21 or older to enter. Please Drink Responsibly

Empire is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug Free Workplace.

Sneak Peek: 2023 Athens Trade Tasting

On August 8th, 2023, Empire Distributors, Inc. of Georgia customers and trade members are invited to our annual Trade Tasting for the Athens area! The 2023 Athens Trade Tasting will bring together many of Empire’s brands with retail & on-premise beverage buyers from across the Athens, GA area. Read on to get a sneak peek at some of the suppliers & brands that will attend the event and their featured items available in the Athens, Georgia market.

Francis Ford Coppola Winery

About Francis Ford Coppola Winery: For more than forty years, the Coppola family has searched for innovative ways to implement environmentally responsible practices into the vineyards and winemaking techniques and became 100% certified sustainable in 2019.
Products at Trade Tasting: Coppola Diamond Sonoma County Sauvignon Blanc, Coppola Diamond Claret, Coppola Diamond Prosecco, Coppola Diamond Prosecco Rose and Director’s Cut Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon.

Company Distilling

About Company Distilling: Established in 2020, Company Distilling makes straight bourbon whiskey that’s fully matured in oak barrels and finished with maple wood to produce a sip like no other. Company is on a mission to make spirits made for sharing, “meticulously crafted for the best of friends.”
Products at Trade Tasting: Company Distilling Straight Bourbon Whiskey and Ghost Rail Tennessee Dry Gin.

Duplin Wine Cellars

About Duplin: Duplin Winery strives to produce wines that capture the spirit of our heritage while maintaining the freshness of the fruit with unwavering quality. Every bottle produced by Duplin draws the same pleasure and appreciation as the first.
Products at Trade Tasting: Duplin Carolina Red and Christmas “Santa” Red, Duplin Muscadine/Moscato, Duplin Naughty & Nice, Orange Blossom, Sweet Rose and Duplin Sweet.


About Cincoro: Cincoro was created by Michael Jordan and four other NBA team owners with a specific goal: “to create the new gold standard for the spirit.” The tequilas are uniquely made with Weber blue agave from both the highland and lowland regions that have been cooked and distilled separately then artfully blended together into a single exceptional tequila.
Products at Trade Tasting: Cincoro Anejo, Blanco, Gold and Reposado.

Freshie Organic Tequila Seltzer 


About Freshie Organic Tequila Seltzer: Freshie is a ready to drink tequila based seltzer made with organic, non GMO ingredients. The award-winning tequila seltzer is gluten free and sustainably farmed.
Products at Trade Tasting: Freshie Organic Blood Orange Habanero Tequila Seltzer, Freshie Organic Grapefruit Guava Tequila Seltzer, Freshie Organic Lime Tequila Seltzer and Freshie Variety Pack.

Purity Vodka & Gin

About Purity: Purity Vodka & Gin aims to create spirits “crafted for the Connoisseurs.”  Purity spirits are 100% organic, gluten-free and handcrafted in small batches in Southern Sweden.
Products at Trade Tasting: Purity Connoisseur 51 Reserve Vodka, Estate 17 Edition Vodka, Mediterranean Citrus Spritz Vodka, Navy Strength Organic Gin, Old Tom Organic Gin and Signature 34 Edition Vodka.

Kurvball BBQ Whiskey

About Kurvball BBQ Whiskey: Kurvball puts the barbecue behind the bar as the Original Barbecue Whiskey. Shoot it, mix it or drink the savory & sweet flavors right out of the bottle like BBQ sauce.
Products at Trade Tasting: KURVBALL The Original Barbecue Whiskey

Wonderbird Spirits

About Wonderbird Spirits: Opened in Spring 2019, Wonderbird is the brainchild of friends and co-owners Chand Harlow, Rob Forster and Thomas Alexander. Wonderbird Spirits is the result of separate but similar stories that converged around one singular goal: to make a world class gin.
Products at Trade Tasting: Wonderbird Gin No. 97 Magnolia Experimental and Wonderbird Spirits No. 61.


About Stewart’s: Stewart’s Enterprises Holdings Inc. is excited and proud to bring cocktails, spiked sodas and spiked seltzers from some of the world’s most famous brands to fun-loving people everywhere. Our Hard Rock ready-to-drink cocktail consumers “Live Louder” as they enjoy and serve cocktails crafted by the definitive experts.
Products at Trade Tasting: Hard Rock Hurricane, Hard Rock Long Island Iced Tea, Hard Rock Premium Cocktails and Hard Rock Ready to Drink Cocktails Variety Pack.

Tastings from Sovereign Brands

Bumbu Rum

About Bumbu Rum: In Barbados, where Original Bumbu is made, rum isn’t just another spirit. It’s the original rum island, where rum was first created some 400 years ago. At Bumbu Rum Company, rums are crafted from a blend of the finest sugarcane we can find, exceptionally balanced and smooth, without sacrificing the richness and complexity that makes our distilleries in Barbados and Panama the world’s best – even if we’re a little biased.
Products at Trade Tasting: Bumbu Rum Crème, Bumbu Original Rum and Bumbu XO Rum.

McQueen and Violet Fog Gin

About McQueen and Violet Fog Gin: McQueen and the Violet Fog is an extraordinary gin handcrafted in the hills of Jundiaí, Brazil, thousands of miles away from the traditional gin world. Twenty-one exotic botanicals used in the distillation process including many rarely found in gin like lemongrass, pomelo peel, orris root and jasmine flower.
Products at Trade Tasting: McQueen and Violet Fog Gin, Ultraviolet Edition.

Luc Belaire

About Luc Belaire: Luc Belaire is a family of sparkling wines from some of France’s finest winemaking regions. Established in 1898, sixth generation winemakers oversee production of each bottle of Luc Belaire, ensuring that the perfect balance is realized in each bottling, and creating the elegant, refreshing blend characteristic of our house.
Products at Trade Tasting: Luc Belaire Bleu, Gold, Luxe, Rose and Luxe Rose.

Villon Cognac

About Villon: Crafted in the heart of beautiful southwestern France, Villon represents a revolution of France’s oldest and most renowned spirits. Villon is exquisitely blended with a touch of VSOP cognac, fine spirits distilled from French wheat and rich natural flavors. The result is something altogether extraordinary.
Products at Trade Tasting: Villon VSOP Cognac

The Deacon Scotch 

About The Deacon Scotch: The Deacon is a masterful blend of both smoky Speyside and peaty Islay malt whiskies, making it a complex, rich and smoky dram.
Products at Trade Tasting: Deacon Scotch Whisky

Ready to find items your customers will love?
Click the button below to visit Empire’s online portfolio!*

*Please note: Linked products are subject to market availability and pricing. Contact your sales rep for more distributor information about these items.

Sample our

Reach out with any questions you may have to see just how responsive, knowledgeable and downright friendly an Empire Representative can be.

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.

Learn More