Bacardi has acquired Stillhouse Spirits, the US maker of whiskey and vodka packaged in stainless steel cans.
Stillhouse’s family of clear whiskeys spans across six expressions: original, apple crisp, peach tea, coconut, mint chip and spiced cherry. The company also produces Black Bourbon, a whiskey blend mellowed in coffee beans, and recently released Classic Vodka filtered through sugar maple charcoal.
Bacardi made an initial investment in Stillhouse in 2014 and has provided additional funding and strategic support to the company over the years. This acquisition brings the brand fully into the Bacardi portfolio.
The brand will be under the leadership of Pete Carr, president of Bacardi North America. Brad Beckerman, Stillhouse’s founder and CEO, will step away from the business to pursue other opportunities.
“We are pleased to have come to a mutual agreement as we have always admired the Stillhouse brand for its innovation, disruption of categories and marketing ingenuity,” Bacardi said in a statement.
“We believe in the brand’s growth potential and are excited to continue the pioneering vision that the founder set for Stillhouse.”
Beckerman added: “I am proud that my vision for Stillhouse will be taken to the next level by industry leader Bacardi.”
Beckerman has dismissed a prior lawsuit he brought against Bacardi and other parties, and no payment, settlement or concession was made by Bacardi or any other party. The acquisition was carried out on the same terms proposed by Bacardi prior to the commencement of the litigation.
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