Renais Spirits Inks U.S. Distribution Deal with RNDC


January 4, 2024

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Renais Spirits announced it has agreed to a U.S. distribution agreement Republic National Distributing Company (RNDC) for 2024. The announcement follows the brand’s success in the UK, having launched in May 2023.

Renais Gin, the brainchild of co-founders Alex and Emma Watson, has entered into a strategic 5-year distribution partnership with RNDC, one of the most best known names in the US alcoholic beverage industry. The partnership marks a pivotal moment in Renais Gin’s expansion, promising to introduce the luxury gin to a wider American audience.

The initial rollout, planned for spring 2024, will see Renais Gin featured in RNDC’s Regency Portfolio. The move is designed to fast-track the brand’s introduction across multiple states, ensuring Renais Gin reaches gin connoisseurs in the US.

“Our U.S. launch is just the beginning of an exciting journey,” Alex Watson said in a news release. “The traction we’ve gained in Europe is a solid foundation for exploring the expansive U.S. market for high-end gin. We’re thrilled to collaborate with RNDC, whose reputation and wide reach will undoubtedly elevate Renais’ presence in the United States.”

Emma Watson added, “The positive reception from the U.S. has been overwhelming, as my second home I can’t wait to bring Renais to our friends and family across the U.S.”

“Renais Gin is a unique blend of innovation and tradition, aligning perfectly with our vision at RNDC,” Dave Lane, Chief Supplier & Growth Officer at RNDC, said. “We are excited to play a pivotal role in introducing Renais to the American market and are confident in its potential to redefine luxury gin across the nation.”

About Renais

Renais is the product of two generations of the Watson family and their passion for winemaking in France. Founders Alex his sister Emma were inspired by childhood trips to their family’s vineyard, Domaine Watson, in France, which their father has operated for more than 30 years; while Alex’s expertise, formed over a decade working in the drinks industry, has informed the product’s production process.

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