Craft Collective, an independent craft beverage distributor serving Massachusetts and Rhode Island, has announced a new distribution agreement with Bristol, RI-based O’Brien & Brough Distillery. This is the first local spirits producer to join Craft Collective’s portfolio in Rhode Island, whose spirits offerings also include Cod’r Craft Cocktails, Berczy Vodka Cocktails, and Togronis Craft Negronis.
With a hand-selected portfolio of high quality, unique, and sought-after beverages, Craft Collective connects producers with consumers who value craftsmanship and authenticity. This partnership with O’Brien & Brough demonstrates their commitment to growing local brands in the market.
O’Brien & Brough opened their tasting room in Bristol in late 2022 alongside the launch of their blended rye whiskey, Cherrystone Rye. With Craft Collective’s support, the family-owned and operated distillery hopes to bring their popular cocktail-focused tasting room experience to consumers all over Rhode Island.
“We have built a lot of credibility identifying exceptional craft beer and bringing it into the Rhode Island market, and we’ve got a knack for spotting upstart beverage brands and helping them realize their potential,” said Bryan Ferguson, Co-founder & CEO of Craft Collective. “We couldn’t ignore the opportunity to wade deeper into spirits with O’Brien & Brough. There is no denying the quality of the liquid, and we love Adam and Natalie’s vision for the company. I am excited to help bring O&B’s Cherrystone Rye and other future releases to a wider audience.”
Adam O’Brien, co-owner of O’Brien & Brough, shared similar enthusiasm. “This is an exciting next step for O’Brien & Brough,” said O’Brien, “and we couldn’t have found a better partner to take it with. Craft Collective’s appreciation for hard work and attention to detail is immediately evident when you look at their curated portfolio. Craft Collective was O’Brien & Brough’s clear choice to help bring Cherrystone Rye and our other forthcoming spirits to the incredible state we call home.”
O’Brien & Brough Cherrystone Rye is now available to stores, bars, restaurants, and more throughout Rhode Island via Craft Collective. To learn more about Craft Collective’s family of brands, visit www.getcraft.co. For more information about O’Brien & Brough, please visit www.obrienandbrough.com.