Chopin Imports Ltd. (CIL), the marketing company for the Chopin Vodka brand, announced that it has committed to a national distribution agreement with Republic National Distributing Company (RNDC). The realignment allows Chopin Imports to offer its entire portfolio to the retail network through a single distributor.
“This is a new and exciting chapter in our company’s storied history in the United States. We intend to build upon our brands’ success and feel assured RNDC will be the right partner to grow our business,” said Tad Dorda, Founder and CEO of Chopin Imports. “This will be a strong collaboration of family-owned companies with shared values and excellent brand-building reputations.”
“RNDC is excited about the new national alignment with Chopin Imports,” said Bob Hendrickson, RNDC Chief Operating Officer. “RNDC’s best-in-class execution in the marketplace combined with our continued investments including our recent expansion in Illinois, New York and the control states, along with Chopin Imports portfolio of brands will allow us to execute their strategic initiatives and vision and drive continued growth among customers and consumers.”
“To achieve our long-term growth plans, we have chosen the distributor network that we feel gives our portfolio of brands the best opportunity to be successful,” remarked Chuck Kane’, COO of Chopin Imports. “Our new RNDC partnership and continued relationships with other distributor partners will be the foundation of Chopin Imports’ success for years to come.”
The agreement will be fully effective on April 1, with dual representation between SGWS and RNDC during the transition period. In addition, Chopin Imports will continue to support its solid relationships with current distributors in other markets.
Chopin Imports portfolio includes its namesake Chopin Vodka, Botanika Angelica Liqueurs, Dorda Liqueurs, Kasama Rum, Dos Deus Vermouths, Ron Carupano Rum, Gordon & MacPhail Scotch Whiskies, Benromach Scotch Whiskies, Hinch Irish Whiskey, Ninth Wave Gin, Red Door Gin, Koch El Mezcal, Maguey Spirits and Terralta Tequila.