SYOSSET, N.Y., Jan. 14, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Star Industries, manufacturer of Georgi Vodka, Alexi Vodka, Majorska Vodka, Caribaya Rum, Llord's Cordials & Liqueurs and Donegal Estates Irish Whiskey, is proud to announce that it has selected Empire Merchants, of Brooklyn and Astoria Queens, as its exclusive distributor in the New York Metropolitan area.
The move broadens Star's base and will help Star continue to provide their growing portfolio of products to package stores, bars, restaurants and hotels.
The announcement was made by Martin Silver, president of Syosset-based Star Industries, the leading supplier of vodka in the New York Metropolitan Area.
"We are delighted to announce this agreement with Empire Merchants, one of the finest distributors in the country," Mr. Silver said. "The agreement will help broaden our base and support our long-time and new customers with the excellent service they have become accustomed to over the decades."
Empire Merchants is a joint-venture of the Charmer Sunbelt Group and Peerless Importers. The Charmer Sunbelt Group is one of the nation's leading distributors of fine wines & spirits, and is a family-owned enterprise. It operates distributorships in 15 markets across the country. Peerless Importers is one of New York States largest family owned wine & spirits distributors and also operates a subsidiary, Brescome Barton Inc., in Connecticut.
Charles Merinoff is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The Charmer Sunbelt Group. John and Nino Magliocco are owners of Peerless Importers.
"Charles, John & Nino and I all grew up in the industry together," Martin Silver said. "When Star Industries was in the wholesale wine & spirits business, we were always friends and friendly competitors; and now we're getting back together," Mr. Silver said.
Empire Merchants will serve as the exclusive distributor of Star's growing wine & spirits portfolio in the five boroughs of New York City, and in Nassau, Suffolk and Westchester counties.
For more information on Star Industries extensive portfolio of superior wines and spirits visit their website www.star-indust.com.
SOURCE Star Industries