LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Aug. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- After doubling sales in the past year and to keep up with increasing demand, Rock Town Distillery, Arkansas' first "legal" distillery since prohibition, is announcing adding personnel including industry veterans Keith Lacewell of Fayetteville and Michael Crosby of Little Rock. Along with additional personnel, Rock Town Distillery is investing to increase production capacity of our award winning small batch spirits and allow capacity to focus on additional private label opportunities.
Keith Lacewell will be a partner in the business and serve as VP of International Sales. Keith has over 25 years of experience in the wine and spirits industry having worked in management for major spirit brands, wineries and beverage groups. Keith brings his wealth of knowledge and talent to assist Rock Town Distillery in its next phase of growth focusing on large retail and global accounts.
Michael Crosby will serve as Director of Sales. Michael also has over 25 years of experience in the wine and spirits industry having worked in leadership roles with several major distributors. Michael will focus on key account strategy, performance and relationships as well as working with Rock Town Distillery's distributors and retailers in multiple states.
"Having these industry veterans join the team will enable us to continue to grow locally and internationally," said distillery owner and President, Phil Brandon, "and we're growing our production and aging capabilities as well."
Rock Town Distillery's award winning products are distributed in Arkansas, Tennessee, Illinois, Missouri, Mississippi, Oregon, Pennsylvania, and will be available in Oklahoma later this month.
ABOUT ROCK TOWN DISTILLERY
Rock Town Distillery, Arkansas' first "legal" distillery since prohibition, produces the award winning Brandon's Vodka, Brandon's Gin, Arkansas Lightning, Arkansas Young Bourbon Whiskey, Arkansas Hickory Smoked Whiskey and now Riverboat Rum. The distillery located in downtown Little Rock at 1216 E 6th Street, Little Rock, AR 72202. The distillery is open for tours on Saturdays at 1:30pm and 3pm. To download images for this press release or for more information please visit www.arkansaslightning.com.
SOURCE Rock Town Distillery