Barton Brands has appointed Chase International as its exclusive US duty-free distributor from 1 February.

Barton Brands, the spirits arm of US drinks giant Constellation Brands, produces and markets a wide brand portfolio, including Black Velvet and Schenley Golden Wedding Canadian whiskies, Mr Boston liqueurs, Fleishmann gin, Amaretto di Amore and Meukow Cognac.

Chase International president Chase Donaldson said: "The addition of world-class Canadian Brands like Black Velvet and Schenley Golden Wedding Canadian Whiskies among others, will help strengthen our position and brand presence on the northern US border with our duty-free customers."

Chase International is also the US duty-free distributor for Appleton rum, Hpnotiq liqueur, Whyte & Mackay Scotch whisky, Ketel One vodka, 1800 Reposado tequila and Evan Williams bourbon.