One of Austin’s newest spirit companies, Milestone Brands is on a buying spree.
The company announced Wednesday its acquisition of American Born Moonshine from Windy Hill Spirits, based in Nashville. Milestone recently acquired Dulce Vida Tequila. The financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.
Chad Auler, co-founder of Deep Eddy Vodka,and Eric Dopkins, former CEO of Deep Eddy Vodka, founded the company in February of 2016.“American Born Moonshine is an amazing brand that represents the incredible history of American moonshine,” Dopkins, CEO and chairman of Milestone Brands, said in a news release. “Pat Dillingham and Sean Koffel did a wonderful job bringing American Born to life in an authentic way, with quality and detail, and we are thrilled to be adding a brand to our portfolio that I truly feel will be a leader in its category.”
Dillingham and Koffel founded Windy Hill Spirits in 2013 expanded its distribution to over 25 states and doubled its sales volume over the past year. Milestone Brands plans to keep Windy Hill Spirits’ leadership team and its field sales employees.
“Pat and I are proud that the brand we are so passionate about and the team that has worked so hard alongside us will be a key part of Milestone Brands’ exciting future,” Koffel said in a news release. “Milestone Brands is poised to be a disruptive leader in the spirits industry and we look forward to working with Eric and Chad to continue building American Born Moonshine into the long-run category leader.”