Constellation Brands will begin marketing the Meukow line of Cognacs on 1 August after purchasing US distribution rights from current importer Nicholas Enterprises for an undisclosed sum.

"Meukow is a small but growing brand that supports our strategy of investing in premium spirits brands in growing categories," said Andy Berk, CEO of Barton Inc., a unit of Constellation. "We believe our distribution scale in the US will enable us to accelerate the growth of this brand."

Meukow is owned by Compagnie de Guyenne SA.