Phillips Distilling expands spirits portfolio with Marca Negra


US-based Phillips Distilling has expanded its spirits portfolio with the addition of Marca Negra Mezcal.

Marca Negra offers six expressions including Espadín, Dobadan, Tobalá, Ensamble, San Martin, and Tepeztate. The company claims that each offering is made using a fully organic process and adjusted to the distiller's taste profile.

Phillips Distilling's chief executive officer (CEO) Mike Duggan said: "For a while now, we have been hearing from mixologists across the country about their increased interest in mezcal, we have been searching for the perfect opportunity to join this leading edge category.

"In Marca Negra we found the ideal ultra-premium partner to complement brands like Prairie Organic Spirits, Tomatin Scotch, Casa Centinela Tequilas, and La Hechicera Aged Rum to balance our ultra-premium portfolio."

"It was important for us to partner with a company that not only understands the intricacies of artisanal spirits but also has the resources to amplify our reach."

The new Marca Negra brand will join Phillips’ family of spirits, which includes Prairie Organic Vodkas, Prairie Organic Gin, UV Premium Vodkas, Casa Centinela Tequilas, Tomatin Scotch Whisky, La Hechicera Aged Rum, and Revel Stoke Whisky.

Marca Negra's co-founder and managing partner Pedro Quintanilla said: "Mezcal Marca Negra is poised for growth in the North American market.

"Given the interest in mezcal among US consumers, it was important for us to partner with a company that not only understands the intricacies of artisanal spirits but also has the resources to amplify our reach.”

Marca Negra will be rolled out across the US and will be retailed between $54 and $199 for 750ml depending upon the expression.


Image: Phillips Distilling joins mezcal movement with the addition of Marca Negra. Photo: courtesy of Phillips Distilling Co/PR Newswire Association LLC.