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Southern Champion Rocks 2016 Los Angeles International Spirits Competition

Southern Champion Rocks 2016 Los Angeles International Spirits Competition

LOS ANGELES, CA – May 11, 2016

Southern Champion kicks off the contest season strong at the Los Angeles International Spirits Competition. Only a month after the company’s award winning success at the 73rd Annual WSWA Convention and Exposition, the Texas based company proved once again that it is a force to be reckoned with; placing in various categories for its new line of spirits as well as their ready-to-drink products, BuzzBallz and BuzzBallz Shooterz.

Hosted in Los Angeles, California, the competition boasts seven decades of awarding medals to the best wines around the globe. Due to its success, the competition opened up to all spirits and mixers in 2010 and has been making its way to becoming one of most prestigious judging shows in the world. [Retrieved from http://www.laspiritscomp.com]

Pelican Harbor Rum and Andrew John’s Gin took Gold medals in the tasting portion of the competition while XIII Kings Vodka and Crooked Fox Blended Bourbon Whiskey were awarded Silver. Crooked Fox also won Silver in packaging design against international rivals in the illustration category.

BuzzBallz’ ready-to-drink cocktails are no stranger to tasting competitions and brought home four medals from Los Angeles this time around. Pineapple Passions’ sweet summer vibes won Silver while fan favorite Ginger Mule took Bronze. The line of ready-to-drink shots, BuzzBallz Shooterz, also won Silver for its delicately sweet Chocolate Caramel Cake and Bronze for its tangy, spicy Jalapeño Lime.

Los Angeles International Spirits Competition proved to be a success for Southern Champion’s spirits line and their ready-to-drink BuzzBallz cocktails and Shooterz. Judges, world-renown journalists, pub and bar owners and distillers weighed in, deeming the company as deserving of international bragging rights. The awards are only a preview of the momentum the company will have this competition season; it is going to be an amazing year!

 

Visit http://www.laspiritscomp.com for more details.

LOS ANGELES, CA – May 11, 2016 Southern Champion kicks off the contest season strong at the Los Angeles International Spirits Competition. Only a month after the company’s award winning success at the 73rd Annual WSWA Convention and Exposition, the Texas based company proved once again that it is a... Read More

Entire Southern Champion Portfolio Medals at the 73rd Annual Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America Convention

Entire Southern Champion Portfolio Medals at the 73rd Annual Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America Convention

LAS VEGAS, NV – April 28, 2016. Southern Champion breaks ground at the 73rd Annual Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America Convention and Exposition (WSWA). Hosted in Las Vegas, Nevada, the event doubled as a launching platform and networking super hub for Southern Champion’s brand new line of spirits. Southern Champion also supported their long time WSWA veteran brand of ready-to-drink cocktails, BuzzBallz and BuzzBallz Shooterz.

 

The Spirits Tasting Competition, sponsored by The Tasting Panel magazine and The SOMM Journal is one of the highlights of the WSWA Convention and Exposition. [Retrieved from http://www.wswaconvention.org] Southern Champion swept the competition with their spirits and ready-to-drink submissions, winning a total of 10 medals in various categories.

 

Every line of spirit in the Southern Champion portfolio received a medal, a groundbreaking achievement for their first official competition. Pelican Harbor Rum took Double Gold for its sensationally smooth and refreshing taste, while Crooked Fox Blended Bourbon Whiskey and XIII Kings Vodka took Gold. Pelican Harbor Black Rum and Andrew John’s Gin did not go unrewarded, bringing home silvers for their modern tastes and interpretations of classic spirits.

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BuzzBallz is no stranger to the WSWA competition. The ready-to-drink cocktails have been attending and competing in the WSWA Convention and Exposition since the year 2012. 2016 proved itself to be another award winning year for the product. Creamy fan favorite, Choc Tease, was awarded Double Gold and Best of Show, the highest award available in each category. Peachballz and Pumpkin Pie Eater were both awarded Silver, alongside BuzzBallz’ newest brainchild BuzzBallz Shooterz Chocolate Caramel Cake, a premixed shot with an ingenious bottle design that includes a party perfect shot glass.

 

The Southern Champion crew walked among the stars during the three-day long convention brushing shoulders with attending celebrities Christie Brinkley, Channing Tatum, and Aron Ralston. The WSWA Convention and Exposition offers opportunities for distributors in the industry to discover new and exciting beverage products, shake hands with existing partners and seek out services to enhance internal operations. All in all, the 73rd Annual WSWA proved to be the perfect arena for Southern Champion to kick off its first official competition and solidified the foundation BuzzBallz paved for them years before.

 

Visit www.wswaconvention.org for more details.

 

 

 

LAS VEGAS, NV - April 28, 2016. Southern Champion breaks ground at the 73rd Annual Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America Convention and Exposition (WSWA). Hosted in Las Vegas, Nevada, the event doubled as a launching platform and networking super hub for Southern Champion’s brand new line of spirits. Southern Champion also... Read More

Southern Champion Receives WBENC Certification

Southern Champion Receives WBENC Certification

DALLAS, TX – April 7, 2016. Southern Champion, the producers of XIII Kings Vodka, Crooked Fox Bourbon Whiskey, Andrew John’s Gin, Pelican Harbor Rum, and all the BuzzBallz products, received certification from the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) on April 7, 2016.

woman-ownedFounded in 1997, the WBENC certifies that businesses are owned, controlled, and operated by women.  This prestigious certification can open doors with opportunities to partner with other WBENC certified businesses. Members receive access to a list of supplier diversity and procurement executives at hundreds of major corporations throughout the country that accept WBENC certification.

For more information about this certification please visit WBENC.

DALLAS, TX – April 7, 2016. Southern Champion, the producers of XIII Kings Vodka, Crooked Fox Bourbon Whiskey, Andrew John’s Gin, Pelican Harbor Rum, and all the BuzzBallz products, received certification from the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) on April 7, 2016. Founded in 1997, the WBENC certifies that businesses are... Read More

Southern Champion Celebrates Launch with Kickoff Party!

Southern Champion Celebrates Launch with Kickoff Party!

DALLAS, TX – April 1, 2016. Southern Champion celebrated their official kickoff on Friday, April 1 with a bang. Suppliers, business partners, friends, and family joined the Southern Champion employees in celebrating many months of researching, planning, designing, and creating some of the best-tasting spirits that will give competitors plenty of competition! All guests enjoyed seeing and tasting the new Southern Champion brands.

A southern theme included pictures with a real longhorn, Jeff the Cowboy passing out shots at the registration table, and a Texas barbeque dinner. In addition, there was a DJ, dancing, karaoke, casino games, raffles, a trapeze artist, a fortune teller, a contortionist and a photo booth. Needless to say, there was never a dull moment and plenty of entertainment for all to enjoy.

Merrilee Kick, the owner and president of Southern Champion greeted all the guests and introduce the new products. She praised her Southern Champion family for all of their hard work which made her latest endeavor a reality.

Compliments flowed throughout the night as guests tasted our specialty recipes and regular well drinks. They were amazed at each bottle’s outstanding flavor as well as the exceptional style of the bottles.

Each guest received a Southern Champion goody bag with samples of our products and other Southern Champion swag. The night was enjoyed by all, and it was an exciting way to usher in a new era.

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DALLAS, TX - April 1, 2016. Southern Champion celebrated their official kickoff on Friday, April 1 with a bang. Suppliers, business partners, friends, and family joined the Southern Champion employees in celebrating many months of researching, planning, designing, and creating some of the best-tasting spirits that will give competitors plenty... Read More

BuzzBallz Creates Two New Companies

BuzzBallz Creates Two New Companies

DALLAS, TX – November 1, 2015  BuzzBallz, LLC announced it will launch two new business ventures: Southern Champion and Kick Family Estates. Southern Champion will offer a selection of high-end spirits, and Kick Family Estates will be a wine manufacturer and distributor. Building on the success of the BuzzBallz lineup of wine and spirits-based cocktails, CEO and Founder Merrilee Kick says the move into wine and spirits is a natural next step.
“These companies are the product of years of hard work behind the scenes. Our mission with Southern Champion is to offer high-end spirits that will stand the test of time, and early results make me confident that our spirits can go toe-to-toe with the world’s best on taste and quality,” says Kick. Brands sold by Southern Champion will be packaged in chic bottles tailored to the design-savvy taste of luxury liquor consumers. The first sales of the company’s vodka, rum, gin, and blended bourbon whiskey products will hit stores in 2016.

DALLAS, TX - November 1, 2015  BuzzBallz, LLC announced it will launch two new business ventures: Southern Champion and Kick Family Estates. Southern Champion will offer a selection of high-end spirits, and Kick Family Estates will be a wine manufacturer and distributor. Building on the success of the BuzzBallz lineup... Read More