Diageo and Schieffelin & Somerset named Spirits West, a unit of Alaska Distributors Co., as their exclusive broker for four western states.

The distributor will handle spirits brands and Diageo Chateau & Estates wines in Idaho and Montana and be responsible for the companies' full spirits and wine portfolios in Wyoming and Utah.

"Being selected as the strategic broker for the industry's leading spirits suppliers will lead to improved systems and more efficient processes that benefit all of the brands we carry," said Alaska Distributors president Steve Loeb.