Terlato Wines Partners with Heartland Distillers to Add American Craft Spirits to Portfolio
Lake Bluff, Ill.

Terlato Wines, a leading U.S. marketer of luxury wines and spirits, announced today a  partnership with Indiana’s Heartland Distillers to jointly produce and market a collection of luxury American craft spirits. This represents the newest addition to the Terlato Artisan Spirits portfolio. 

“When we started building our Artisan Spirits Portfolio, we knew it would need to include a selection of unique and distinctive hand-crafted American spirits,” said Terlato Wines CEO William A. Terlato.  “Small-batch American spirits are one of the fastest growing and most dynamic categories in the U.S. drinks market, especially with Millennials. We have been looking for a distillery partner who has the knowledge and passion to craft exceptional spirits of the highest quality and character.  Our partnership and co-development of spirits with Heartland Distillers marks our entry into the luxury American craft spirits segment.”

Heartland Distillers is one of Indiana’s first completely new distilleries since Prohibition ended in 1933.  Founded in 2008 and based in Indianapolis, Heartland is renewing Indiana's 200 year-old distilling heritage (which largely ended during Prohibition.)  Heartland uses locally grown ingredients and time-tested techniques married with modern technology to produce unique spirits of the highest quality. 

“We are thrilled to partner with the Terlato family,” said Stuart Hobson, Heartland Distillers founder and master distiller. “My personal passion and quest to distill exceptional spirits in my home state of Indiana led me to start Heartland Distillers.  The partnership with Terlato Artisan Spirits is an exciting step in this journey, and we look forward to collaborating with the Terlato family and their team to produce products that speak to the terroir and history of Indiana distillation.”

Terlato and Heartland Distillers expect to launch their first offering – Prohibition Gin – in late 2014.  It will be followed by Spring Mill whiskey and bourbon in 2015.

The Terlato Artisan Spirits portfolio includes a selection of hand-crafted premium spirits from around the world.  The portfolio has a dedicated sales and marketing team that works alongside Terlato’s Premier and Estate wine marketing and sales teams.  The portfolio includes Adelphi single-malt, single-cask Scotch, Don Pancho Origenes aged rum, Heartland Prohibition gin, Langley’s No. 8 distilled London gin, Marnier XO Cognac, Nonino Amaro and Grappas, Riazul 100 percent Blue Agave Tequila, Spring Mill whiskey and bourbon, Tigre Blanc French Vodka and Tiramisu Liqueur. Terlato Wines has a global portfolio of more than 70 brands from more than a dozen countries