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Proximo Purchases Distillery’s Packaging, Bottling

Posted On January 10, 2012

(Lawrenceburg, Ind.) – Another asset with the Lawrenceburg Distillery has a new owner.

 

Liquor distributor Proximo Spirits, Inc. announced Monday they have acquired the distillery’s packaging and bottling operations from Trinidad-based CL Financial. The company is based in New Jersey.

 

The announcement comes after a separate company, Kansas-based MGP Ingredients, Inc. purchased the distillery, minus the bottling operation, in December in an $11 million deal.

 

Terms of the sale between Proximo and CL Financial were not disclosed.

 

Bottling is done in three buildings totaling 800,000 square feet with seven bottling lines and a warehouse. Eighty people are employed by the bottling and packaging operation in Lawrenceburg.

 

Two of Proximo’s most popular brands, Kraken Black Spiced Rum and Three Olives Vodka, are packaged in Lawrenceburg.

 

According to the company’s website, Proximo’s portfolio also includes well known brands such as 1800 Tequila and Stanahan’s Colorado Whiskey.

 

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