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[12 Apr 2013 | 2 Comments | 3,443 views]
Helping veterans through vodka sales?

Better Brands Beverage Co. – a company dedicated to donating part of the proceeds from the sales of Salute American vodka to charities that assist U.S. military veterans – expanded its market into Arkansas at the end of March.
In fact, Arkansas was the third market into which Better Brands has expanded since the company launched in January – the Chicago-based company launched first in Missouri and Illinois. Better Beverage Founder and Chief Executive Officer Pete Kelly said the company has plans to expand nationwide but started in “middle America” where …

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[18 Mar 2011 | No Comment | 1,921 views]
Brandon’s Rock Town Distillery — an Arkansas company makes good

It’s always fun to brag on an Arkansas business.
Phil Brandon opened his Rock Town Distillery in downtown Little Rock less than a year ago and the company is already making a name for itself. Brandon said it was his intention to use Arkansas ingredients to create top-shelf liquor and it appears his company is doing just that.
On March 1-4, the Ultimate Spirits Challenge — an International Super Bowl of sorts for the liquor industry — was held in New York City. Brandon’s Vodka placed second in its category and barely …

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[25 Jun 2010 | 2 Comments | 4,873 views]
Rock Town Distillery — an all-Arkansas business

Phil Brandon, an Alltel Wireless executive turned distiller, is on the verge of producing liquor from Rock Town Distillery in Little Rock.
The company and its four employees claim the business is the first legal distillery to operate in Arkansas since Prohibition. Brandon hopes the new enterprise will be a hit in Arkansas and beyond, stating that his liquor will be manufactured with grain bought in Stuttgart and bourbon will be aged in barrels made in Hot Springs.
Brandon said he realized his career at Alltel was coming to an end when …