NEW YORK, NY— In honor of National Bourbon Heritage Month in September, Pernod Ricard USA and the Republic National Distributing Company (RNDC) will together donate a total of $25,000 to the Kentucky Distillers’ Association (KDA). The funds will support KDA in its efforts to help those affected by the floods.
Last month, flash floods devastated Kentucky, displacing thousands of people and damaging roads, homes, schools, businesses and more.1 Pernod Ricard wishes to support reconstruction efforts in this region which has enriched approximately 95% of all bourbon production.
“At Pernod Ricard, conviviality and human connection are in our spirit. Our hearts ache for the state of Kentucky, and we feel a deep responsibility to support a region that has provided our industry and our consumers with unforgettable moments of togetherness over a glass of Bourbon,” said Craig Johnson, director of the American Whiskey Collective, a division of Pernod Ricard dedicated to the Company’s American whiskey portfolio which includes Jefferson’s, Rabbit Hole, Smooth Ambler and TX. “With this donation, we continue to recognize Kentucky’s imitable contributions and rich distilling history, as well as our role in restoring communities impacted by these floods.”
“RNDC remains committed to responsible action through our enduring relationship with Pernod Ricard USA,” said Scott Lammert, RNDC EVP Supplier Business Development, Wine and Spirits. “There’s no better way to celebrate National Bourbon Heritage Month than by coming together in the spirit of togetherness to help America’s ‘native spirit’ house get back on its feet after this catastrophic tragedy.”
The $25,000 donation builds on previous product donations from Pernod Ricard USA’s American whiskey brands to the KDA’s Kentucky Bourbon Benefit auction held in August to raise funds for reconstruction efforts .
About Pernod Ricard USA
Pernod Ricard USA is the premium spirits and wine company in the United States and the largest subsidiary of Pernod Ricard SA, based in Paris, France, the second largest spirits and wine company in the world. Pernod Ricard employs approximately 19,000 people worldwide, is listed on Euronext (Ticker: RI) and is part of the CAC 40 index. The company’s main spirits include prestigious brands such as Absolut Vodka, Avión Tequila, Chivas Regal Scotch Whisky, The Glenlivet Single Malt Scotch Whisky, Jameson Irish Whiskey, Kahlúa Liqueur, Malibu, Martell Cognac, Olmeca Altos Tequila, Beefeater Gin, Del Maguey Single Village Mezcal, Monkey 47 Gin, Plymouth Gin, Seagram’s Extra Dry Gin, Malfy Gin , Hiram Walker Liqueurs, Midleton Irish Whiskey, Powers Irish Whiskey, Redbreast Irish Whiskey, Aberlour Single Malt Scotch Whisky, Lillet, Jefferson’s Bourbon, Smooth Ambler Whiskey, Rabbit Hole Whisky, Pernod and Ricard; superior wines such as Jacob’s Creek, Kenwood Vineyards, Campo Viejo and Brancott Estate; and champagnes and sparkling wines as exquisite as Perrier-Jouët champagne, GH Mumm champagne and Mumm Napa sparkling wines.
Pernod Ricard USA is headquartered in New York, New York, and has over 1,000 employees across the country. As “creators of conviviality”, we are committed to sustainable and responsible business practices in the service of our customers, consumers, employees and the planet. Pernod Ricard USA urges all adults to consume its products responsibly and has an active program to promote responsible consumption.
About Republic National Distributing Company
As the nation’s leading beverage alcohol distributor, RNDC’s nationwide reach assists vendors by building strategic relationships with onsite and offsite customers to elevate their brands and reach their target consumers. RNDC currently operates in 38 states plus the District of Columbia, with the recent addition of the New York market.
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