Crooked Fox Bourbon Whiskey Wins Silver Outstanding in London at the 2017 IWSC

London, UK – July 26, 2017

Southern Champion, producers of BuzzBallz and five new lines of premium spirits, took on the world’s finest spirits producers in the ring at the International Wine and Spirit Competition – and won. The company will sport six new medals in all, five for excellence in a double-blind tasting competition and one for outstanding packaging.

Crooked Fox Bourbon Whiskey and XIII Kings Vodka each won Silver Outstanding medals while Pelican Harbor Dark Rum, Pelican Harbor Light Rum, and Andrew John’s Gin took home Bronze medals in their categories. Pelican Harbor Light Rum was also awarded the Packaging Bronze for its crowd-pleasing sunset bottle design.

The International Wine and Spirit Competition is widely recognized by both industry and consumers as the world’s premiere spirits competition. The 2017 IWSC welcomed thousands of entries from over 80 countries and required nearly 400 expert judges to evaluate each in a double-blind tasting. With six shiny new metals, Southern Champion premium spirits continue their winning streak with judges and consumers alike.

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 BCD Presents: A Holiday Charity Affair

bcdcharity2Austin, TX—November 26, 2016.  BCD stands for Brad, Chelsea and Danny, the voices of prostate cancer, multiple sclerosis and the local YMCA respectively. As a Texas-based company, BuzzBallz and Southern Champion are always honored to be asked to participate in events with local charities. The event was held at a lake house in Austin, TX and raised awareness and donations for local charities.

Merrilee Kick is a Winning Woman

Palm Springs, CA – November 2016. Merrilee Kick, finalist for the EY Entrepreneur of the Year® 2016 Southwest Region, is announced as an award recipient for the EY Entrepreneurial Winning Women™ Class of 2016. Kick flew out to Palm Springs, California to attend the Strategic Growth Forum™ – the country’s most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies. [Retrieved from]


Merrilee Kick with Debra Von Storch

Kick and the EY Entrepreneurial Winning Women™ Class of 2016 join the ranks of the nation’s top business leaders to attend seminars, investor meetings, discuss business ventures, and network with stars such as Joe Montana and Jerry Rice. BuzzBallz, a household name, is excited to introduce their new line of premium spirits under Southern Champion and give everyone a Kick in their cocktail.

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Southern Champion and BuzzBallz Team Up with the Texas Legends

Dallas, TX – October 26, 2016. A proud Dallas, TX based company, Southern Champion/BuzzBallz is uniting with local teams to immerse their ties in the local community. BuzzBallz have been sold at the Texas Legends since 2015 and now XIII Kings Vodka, Pelican Harbor Black Rum, and Crooked Fox Bourbon Whiskey will be joining the ranks. Cheer on the Texas Legends while drinking a King of the Court cocktail with XIII Kings Vodka. Join the company’s street team on nights such as Military Appreciation and get a Support Our Troops bandana!