US spirits group Heaven Hill Distilleries has announced the appointment of Jessica Butt as on-trade area manager for the New York area.

Butt will be responsible for on-premise sales and promotional activities for Heaven Hill in New York City, reporting to regional manager Ed DiMuro. She was previously promotions manager for the Hart Agency, and formerly worked for Southern Wine & Spirits and Charmer Industries.

"As Heaven Hill's Metro New York on-premise strength grows it is increasingly important to support that area of our business with experienced and intelligent personnel," said Steve Feller, Heaven Hill's director for North American sales. "Jessica's role in the important Metro New York market will be a critical element in our growth."