Dallas, TX – October 24, 2016. Southern Champion/BuzzBallz has announced they are a proud sponsor of the Dallas Stars Hockey program as well as American Airlines Center, a premiere arena in the Dallas area. Southern Champion’s premium brands such as XIII Kings Vodka, Pelican Harbor Rum, Andrew John’s Gin, Crooked Fox Blended Bourbon Whiskey, and 5 flavors of BuzzBallz are available on the platinum level and suites of the American Airlines Center for every event. Southern Champion/BuzzBallz is excited about the partnership and believes this will widen customer awareness of the brands in Texas as well as other markets.
BEVERLY HILLS, CA—August 11, 2016. Southern Champion, producers of BuzzBallz and Shooterz recently reaped awards for their great taste and style in the MicroLiquor Spirits Awards Competition. Sponsored by Flowdesign, the MicroLiquor Awards is the world’s first spirits competition for small brands and unique in that entry to the competition is tailored exclusively to small and emerging brands in the marketplace.
In the taste category Pelican Harbor Rum was awarded a Triple Gold Medal. Both XIII Kings Vodka and Andrew John’s Gin received a Gold Medal. Crooked Fox Blended Bourbon Whiskey took a Silver Medal and Pelican Harbor Dark Rum received a Bronze Medal.
In addition to being recognized for great taste, each of the Southern Champion brands were awarded medals for their stylish packaging. Andrew John’s Gin collected a Gold Metal, and XIII Kings Vodka received a Silver Medal. Recipients of Bronze Medals were Crooked Fox Blended Bourbon Whiskey, Pelican Harbor Rum, and Pelican Harbor Dark Rum.
AUSTIN, TX – August 8, 2016. Southern Champion builds presence at the 3rd Annual Texas Bar and Nightclub Convention. Since the birth of its premium spirit lines in April, Southern Champion has been moving product across the United States and focusing energy towards on premise opportunities.
Hosted by the Texas Bar and Nightclub Alliance, the convention is held in the heart of downtown Austin at Brazos Hall. The exhibition serves as a platform for Texas based companies to showcase brands, demonstrate product, and network with top bar and nightclub owners, managers, and decision makers. [Retrieved from http://www.tbnaconvention.com]
Southern Champion debuted their new line of premium spirits as well as their line of ready-to-drink cocktails, BuzzBallz. Networking with leaders of the bar and nightclub industry created a unique opportunity for Southern Champion to sample product and allowed the company feedback and creative concepts of implementing their product into the night life scene.
The TBNA Convention’s success is produced by the environment and energy it builds for companies to work as a collective network. Southern Champion reaped the benefits of the convention by building presence and relationships with potential partnerships for their exciting future in the night life scene.
Dallas, TX – July 18, 2016. The Texas Packaging Store Association held their convention at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Dallas on Sunday, July 17, 2016. BuzzBallz were as colorful as ever and drew a big crowd to sample their pre-mixed, ready-to-drink cocktails. Packaging stores and distributors alike were excited by the design, the whopping 20% alcohol by volume and the great taste.
The Southern Champion line of spirits attracted a crowd as consumers tasted XIII Kings Vodka, Andrew John’s Gin, Crooked Fox Blended Bourbon Whiskey, Pelican Harbor Rum, and Pelican Harbor Black Rum. Another exciting attraction was the introduction of the white blend wine, Closet Freak. Attendees were visibly excited by the diverse, but creative design and labeling of the new products, but that paled in comparison to the reviews received on taste and flavor.
BuzzBallz are currently sold in 38 states and are constantly expanding since their debut in 2009. Southern Champion launched their liquor line of five in April, and the products hit the market in May. As of July, Southern Champion spirits are currently being distributed in 5 states: Texas, Montana, West Virginia, Michigan, and California with more states to be added in August. Closet Freak wine was bottled several weeks before the event and hit the ground running with distribution in California.
The convention was buzzing with activity as numerous beer, wine, and spirits were in attendance to show their best to Texas distributors and store owners. Enthusiasts came from all over the great state of Texas to sample the best, and we are proud to say BuzzBallz, Southern Champion, and Closet Freak were confirmed to be among the best. As a small company that began just a few years ago, the Dallas-based operation is thankful for support and positive feedback from their customers and distributors as they continue to grow and shape the alcohol industry.
Molly Pattillo, Marketing Manager
Buzzballz and Southern Champion LLC.
Helena, MT – July 1, 2016. Southern Champion, the maker of an exciting portfolio of spirits, will be distributed by the Montana Liquor Control Division through Southern Glazers. This is an exciting time for Southern Champion’s owner Merrilee Kick as Helena, Montana is her childhood hometown.
Even though the spirit lines are relatively new to the market, they have already received medals at the Wine and Spirits Wholesalers of America, Seattle International Spirits Awards and Los Angeles International Spirits Competition. Southern Champion takes pride in each of their brands which include XIII Kings Vodka, Crooked Fox Blended Bourbon Whiskey, Pelican Harbor Rum, Pelican Harbor Black Rum, and Andrew John’s Gin. Each brand’s uniqueness is reflected through their unsurpassed quality and flavor, and the extraordinary style of bottles and labels. Montanans will soon be able to enjoy some of the finest spirits on the market!