St. Michaels, Md.-based Lyon Distilling Co., producer of a signature line of rums and ultra-small-batch whiskeys, has expanded its distribution into Delaware and Connecticut, following four years of continued growth in the Maryland and Washington, D.C. markets.
In Delaware, Lyon rums are now available through Craft Wine & Spirits, its existing distributor in Washington, D.C. since 2016. In Connecticut, Lyon is forming a new distribution partnership with Highland Imports.
“Delaware is a natural next step for us—with the proximity of the distillery to the shore and the ever-increasing demand for artisan spirits in towns like Wilmington, Lewes, and all the beaches, we are so excited to provide these spirits aficionados with a truly unique and spectacular rum,” says Jaime Windon, co-founder and president of Lyon Distilling Company.
As for the move north, co-founder and master distiller Ben Lyon originally hails from New England, and will be on the road this month personally promoting the rums throughout Connecticut, with a spotlight on those counties in the NY metro region. “With a total focus on artisan brands, Highland Imports was a perfect partner in our expansion to the Northeast,” says Lyon. “I’m thrilled that we’re now able to fulfill demand in a sophisticated market like Connecticut.”
Lyon Distilling Co.’s flagship spirit is rum: double distilled in tiny batches, from a unique hybrid of American cane sugar & molasses, in classic pot stills. The signature series includes a dynamic and distinctive trio of White Rum, Dark Rum, and Sailors Reserve “reposado-style” Rum. Additionally, an overproof series—including a 151 Rum—a line of inspired liqueurs, experimental spirits, and seasonal releases of whiskey—Maryland Free State Rye Whiskey, American Malt Whiskey and New Make Corn Whiskey—are also available in limited quantities at the distillery.