Ole Smoky Named ‘Hot Brand’ From M. Shanken Communications for Seventh Consecutive Year

For the seventh consecutive year, Ole Smoky Distillery has been named an Impact Hot Brand by M. Shanken Communications, the leading publisher in the U.S. Wine & Spirits industry, which is known for publications such as Wine Spectator, Impact, Market Watch, Food Arts, and Cigar Aficionado.

The full ‘Hot Brand’ list and analysis for both spirits and wine will be featured in the March issue of Impact and the April issue of Market Watch. The criteria for this prestigious award is as follows: double-digit growth in 2021, 2022, and 2023 or at least 15% growth from 2022 to 2023 and a volume requirement of 200,000 cases this past year.

“Securing the ‘Hot Brand’ award for the seventh consecutive year is a testament to our quality products, innovative approach, and the hard work and dedication of our team,” says Robert Hall, CEO of Ole Smoky Distillery. “As we reflect on our growth in the past year and anticipate further expansion in 2024, the recognition holds special meaning for us. We are honored to receive this award.”



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