Leanderthal Distilling gets distribution deal, plans to open tasting room in Leander in July

Leanderthal Distilling has scored a distribution deal with Mexcor International Wine and Spirits, a Houston-based liquor distributor, according to a May 24 press release from Leanderthal Distilling. The vodka, gin, blue agave spirit and liqueur maker is based in Leander.

“This is a game changer,” Leanderthal Distilling founder Scott Calame said in the release. “One of the biggest challenges in this industry is wide scale distribution. If you’re not with one of the top four or five distributors in the state, your market is limited.”

Calame had previously garnered regional distribution for his products as well as shelf space at Total Wine & More in Texas, but soon products will be sold at independent and chain stores across Texas, according to the release.

The business began as Square Peg Distilling in 2016 but later changed its name to Leanderthal Distilling. Its products include Leanderthal Vodka, Whit’s Leander Dry Gin, TexAgave Blue Agave Spirits and more. Its distillery is located at 11894 Old 2243, Ste. A, Leander.

A tasting room and entertainment venue called Leanderthal Lounge is anticipated to open in July next to the distillery. The space is to feature craft cocktails, food trucks, music, art shows, and indoor and outdoor seating.

512-697-9127. www.leanderthaltx.com

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  1. Clayton Cersonsky

    Interesting how this article doesn’t say anything about the Liquor Wholesale company ATX Wholesale Liquor which was the team that actually “garnered regional distribution for his products as well as shelf space at Total Wine & More in Texas”… We placed his product in independent and chain stores across Texas. Im sure Mexcor will put as much effort as the ATX team did to grow his brand lol. More like scored a distribution deal with a company that could care less about these products. Sometimes people choose not to listen to people who know what they are talking about and dig their own graves… http://www.atxliquor.com/portfolio

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