Russian Standard acquired Whitehall through its CEDC purchase

Russian Standard acquired Whitehall through its CEDC purchase

Russian Standard's distribution arm Roust Inc has taken over a second distribution deal from its subsidiary, the Whitehall Group. 

Roust, which acquired Whitehall through its takeover of Central European Distribution Corporation, agreed this month to handle Heaven Hill Distilleries' Russian distribution and marketing, a Roust spokesperson told just-drinks today (10 December). It follows Roust's deal, confirmed yesterday, to market and distrbute Jose Cuervo Tequila in Russia, an account previously handled by Whitehall.

The new agreement covers Heaven Hill Distilleries' Bourbon portfolio, which includes the Heaven Hill, Evan Williams, Elijah Craig and Bernheim brands.

Central European Distribution Corporation took full control of Whitehall, which owns the super-premium Kauffman vodka brand, in 2010.