Cuervo will have a new distributor in Australia from July

Cuervo will have a new distributor in Australia from July

Jose Cuervo's owner has agreed to hand over distribution of its full Tequila range in Australia to Think Spirits, as a replacement for Diageo, according to local reports.

New South Wales-based Think Spirits will become supplier of the range in Australia from 1 July, industry website The Shout reported earlier today (15 April). The distributor already handles Cuervo's 1800 Tequila, Gran Centenario Tequila and Agavero Tequila Liqueur brands in Australia.

Jose Cuervo's owner, Mexico's Beckmann family, has been lining up deals with other distributors as its global deal with Diageo ends in June. Renewal talks between Diageo and the Beckmann's collapsed last December.

Earlier this month, Proximo Spirits, also owned by the Beckmann family, was lined up to take on the brand in the UK & Ireland. Proximo will also handle the brand's distribution in North America, it was confirmed last month.

Think Spirits was unavailable for comment as just-drinks went to press.