Not even a year into production, Elverson’s Brandywine Branch Distillers is already accelerating its plans for national expansion due to the high demand for its flavorsome gins, writes Kenneth Hilario for the Philadelphia Business Journal.
The distillery, which started production in April, opened its full-service bistro in mid-June, and began commercial sales in July last year. Since then, its portfolio has received rave reviews from national media outlets, catching the attention of distributors nationwide.
“We always envisioned we would go out of state, but it’s happening faster than we thought,” said President, CFO, and co-founder Don Avellino.
In January, the distillery entered the Delaware market through an agreement with Standard Distributors, and the company is already planning to enter the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board’s Fine Wine & Good Spirits stores in Philadelphia and the suburbs in March.
Plans for a state-wide expansion are set for within the next 12-18 months.
March will also see the distillery’s launch in Michigan, while talks with distributors for expansion into Massachusetts, New York, Maryland, and along the West Coast already ongoing.