Crystal Ridge Distillery of Hot Springs has announced a deal with Arkansas Beverage Sales Inc. of Hot Springs to expand distribution of its ready-to-drink canned cocktails in Arkansas.
The deal will bring the distillery's products to Garland, Saline, Pulaski, Clark, and seven additional counties.
Family-owned Crystal Ridge is one of three producers of spirit-based ready-to-drink beverages in the state. It specializes in Arkansas "moonshine," the company said in a news release. It also produces a vodka-based ready-to-drink canned cocktail line, branded as THE PACK. Since introducing the canned cocktails in 2021, Crystal Ridge has expanded the line from three flavors to six.
Crystal Ridge has invested more than $250,000 in the past year to automate its canning and bottling lines, according to the release. The investment has increased the output of its "moonshine" from five bottles per minute to 20 bottles per minute and doubled the output of canned cocktails from 5,000 cans per week to 10,000 cans per week.
The company is owned and managed by Danny Bradley, his wife Mary and their son Asher.