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  • Crooked Fox Blended Bourbon Whiskey Can’t be Stopped!

    ENCINO, CA – December 15, 2017. Crooked Fox Blended Bourbon Whiskey and Pelican Harbor Black Rum receive major recognition by The Tasting Panel, the nation’s leading beverage publication that reaches over 90,000 industry professionals. Hundreds of spirits are sent in each month by companies across the world in hopes of being reviewed by the prestigious panel […]

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    Kick Wins 2018 Enterprising Women of the Year Award

    RALEIGH, N.C. –  December 12, 2018. Merrilee Kick, Owner and President of Southern Champion and BuzzBallz, won the Enterprising Women of the Year Award, joining the 2018 class of honorees. Kick was selected from a global field of nominees representing hundreds of entrepreneurs from across many industries and countries. She joins a select group of winners in […]

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    Southern Champion Appoints Blair Casey as Vice President of Sales & Marketing

    Carrollton, Texas – August 8, 2017. Southern Champion proudly announced the naming of Blair Casey as their Vice President of Sales and Marketing. The seasoned industry veteran joined the company in May and hit the ground running, developing and executing innovative sales and marketing strategies to drive company growth, build consumer relationships, and strengthen the […]

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    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 […]

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    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 […]

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    Southern Champion Lights up the American Airlines Center

    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 […]

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