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The leading wine and spirits company Constellation Brands, has acquired American Brandy Company the Copper & Kings. Louisville, Kentucky based Copper & Kings is a cutting-edge distillery that produces highly differentiated American Brandy, absinthe, gin, and Destillaré liqueurs.

  • This deal aligns with Constellation’s wine and spirits vision to be a bold and innovative, high-end portfolio of distinctive brands and products that deliver exceptional consumer experiences.
  • Since 2017, Constellation and Copper & Kings have been working to gain a deeper knowledge of the American Craft Brandy category and increase awareness and distribution of the Copper & Kings brand.

The prominent deals and expansions by Constellation Brands are featured below:

July 2020: Constellation Brands, Inc has acquired minority stake in Booker Vineyard’s super-luxury, direct-to-consumer (DTC) focused portfolio of Paso Robles, California wines.

July 2020, Constellation Brands, has purchased a high-performing, digitally-native wine brand Empathy Wines. The acquisition of Empathy Wines helps Constellation Brands to build direct-to-consumer (DTC) platform with high-performing digital technology and digital capabilities.

May 2020: Constellation Brands, Inc. announced that it revised wine and spirits agreement with E. & J. Gallo Winery to divest a portion of Constellation’s wine and spirits portfolio principally priced at $11 retail and below, including certain related facilities located in California, New York, and Washington.

March 2020: Constellation Brands, Inc. has completed the sale of Ballast Point to Kings & Convicts Brewing Co. The deal includes sale of the Ballast Point brand and a number of its associated production facilities and brewpubs, excluding Constellation’s operations facility in Daleville, Virginia, the USA.

February 2020, Constellation Brands and Karma Wellness Water, Constellation Ventures’ first minority investment in a non-alcoholic brand, have collaborated to launch a new marketing campaign to optimize the potential of the Karma beverage brand and its patented cap technology.

January 2020, Through Constellation Brands Ventures’ Focus on Female Founders program, Constellation has acquired a minority stake in PRESS Premium Alcohol Seltzer. Focus on Female Founders is committed to supporting the advancement of women within Constellation and within the industry through meaningful investments in female-founded and female-led businesses doing disruptive and innovative work across beverage alcohol and adjacent categories.

About Constellation Brands
Constellation Brands is a leading international producer and marketer of beer, wine and spirits. Headquartered in Victor, New York, Constellation Brands has operations in U.S., Mexico, New Zealand, Italy and Canada. The company’s global beer brand includes -Corona Extra, Corona Light, Corona Premier, Modelo Especial, Modelo Negra, and Pacifico. Its high-quality premium wine and spirits brands, includs the Robert Mondavi brand family, Kim Crawford, Meiomi, The Prisoner brand family, SVEDKA Vodka, Casa Noble Tequila, and High West Whiskey

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