Merica Bourbon launches in Michigan

TEXAS – 10-25-2018 ( — Merica Bourbon Whiskey, a Veteran Owned Company, Announces Benchmark Beverage Company as their Broker in Michigan and RNDC as their ADA in Michigan

Famous Brands, the manufacturer of Merica Bourbon Whiskey, is proud to announce that Republic National Distributing (RNDC), will become their authorized distributing agent in the state of Michigan.Benchmark Beverage Company has also been selected as the broker and sales team for the brand.

“We are excited to see Merica Bourbon Whiskey grow in the state of Michigan. Thecombination of Benchmark Beverage sales and RNDC logistics that these two companies have in the state of Michigan will help elevate our brand,” said Derek Sisson, owner of Famous Brands.

“Merica Bourbon Whiskey is ready to take off in Michigan” said Joe Belli, National Sales Manager for Merica Bourbon.“This is my home state and I couldn’t be happier about partnering with Benchmark and RNDC.I have worked with them both in the past and they are class operations.”

“We are very excited to sell Merica small batch bourbon whiskey and are honored to share the brand with accounts all over the State of Michigan,” said Auday Arabo, President and CEO of Benchmark Beverage Company.

The concept for Merica Bourbon was started with a will to produce the best-tasting whiskey in America and to give back to the community by three businessmen and friends coming from different segments of the spirits industry. 

About Merica Bourbon

Proudly made in America, MericaBourbon is made with the finest AmericanGrains using a patented revolutionary process to offer the cleanest, smoothest, best-tasting whiskey. This Whiskey is dedicated to the same pride and craftsmanship that made Americagreat.

About Benchmark Beverages

Benchmark Beverage Company is a MIRA Company, the largest retailer trade association in Michigan, and was created on the idea that every brand matters and has a story to tell, using the mantra, “liquid to lips,” they rely on hand selling and tastings as much as possible.  We specialize craft, hand crafted and boutique spirits as well as value and unique brands which have the capability to grow and prosper within their categories.


Derek Sisson

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Media Contacts:

Company Name: Famous Brands, LLC
Full Name: Joseph Belli
Phone: 5862927933
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