Templeton Rye Spirits has announced an agreement with four exclusive agents for the distribution of the company’s whiskey portfolio in Canada.
Under the agreements, Templeton Rye will be represented exclusively in Ontario by Woodman Wines and Spirits, in Quebec by Societe Clement, in the Western Provinces by Vintage West, while McCarthy Wines and Spirits will cover Atlantic Canada.
“We are firm believers in the regional approach to Canada as it allows us build a coordinated approach and route to market for our brand and subsequently provide a much more cost effective and focused distribution network,” says Shane Fitzharris, EVP of global sales. “Then add to this the muscle and expertise of our partners in Canada and it gives the Templeton Rye brand a serious opportunity to continue to grow from strength to strength”
Templeton Rye’s decision to expand into Canada comes on the heels of their new distillery opening in Templeton, Iowa. With this development, Templeton Rye brings all parts of the whiskey-making process back to Templeton, where it started decades ago.
“We’re thrilled to begin our partnership with Templeton Rye,” says Jason Woodman of Woodman Wines and Spirits in Ontario. “With the completion of the new distillery, a renewed focus on international sales, and exceptional quality in the bottle, we’re confident Templeton will be an important part of the rapidly growing American whisky category.”