Phillips Distilling Co., established in 1912, recently announced the addition of Double Gold award-winning Marca Negra Mezcal to its portfolio. The brand joins the Phillip's Distilling Co.'s growing family of premium and ultra-premium spirits which includes Prairie Organic Vodkas, Prairie Organic Gin, UV Premium Vodkas, Casa Centinela Tequilas, Tomatin Scotch Whisky, La Hechicera Aged Rum, and Revel Stoke Whisky, among others.
"For a while now, we have been hearing from mixologists across the country about their increased interest in mezcal, we have been searching for the perfect opportunity to join this leading edge category," said Mike Duggan, CEO of Phillips Distilling Co. "In Marca Negra we found the ideal ultra-premium partner to complement brands like Prairie Organic Spirits, Tomatin Scotch, Casa Centinela Tequilas, La Hechicera Aged Rum, to balance our ultra-premium portfolio. We couldn't be more honoured to welcome Marca Negra to our family."
Marca Negra currently offers six different ultra-premium expressions – Espadín, Dobadan, Tobalá, Ensamble, San Martin, and Tepeztate – made in different locations and styles, rendering each with complex, sophisticated flavours and elegant finishes. With over 30 different varieties of agave that can be used to make mezcal, Marca Negra's expressions are each uniquely distilled with different varietals and conventions that result in very distinct tasting notes. Each of the expressions are made following a fully organic process and adjusted to the distiller's taste profile, typically resulting in proofs that range from 95 to 105.
During this year's prestigious San Francisco World Spirits Competition, Marca Negra set a standard of quality and excellence earning a Double Gold Medal for its Tobalá Mezcal.
"Mezcal Marca Negra is poised for growth in the North American market," said Pedro Quintanilla, co-founder and managing partner, Marca Negra. "Given the interest in mezcal among U.S. consumers, it was important for us to partner with a company that not only understands the intricacies of artisanal spirits, but also has the resources to amplify our reach. We were very impressed with Phillips Distilling Co.'s proven track record and could not have asked for a better partner to help us grow our brands."
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