Press Release

Sazerac to Acquire Whiskey Brands and Distillery From Brown-Forman

June 23, 2020

San Diego – June 23, 2020 – Cooley advised Sazerac on its agreement to buy the Early Times, Canadian Mist and Collingwood whiskey brands from Brown-Forman. As part of the transaction, Sazerac will also acquire the Canadian Mist distillery and its production assets. Jason Kent, Rishab Kumar and Seth Skolnik led the Cooley team advising Sazerac.

“We are delighted to acquire such iconic brands as well as the Canadian Mist Distillery,” Mark Brown, president and CEO of Sazerac, said in a statement. “Brown-Forman has done an excellent job building these brands over the years, and we expect to invest in the brands and grow their sales in the coming years.”

Sazerac is one of America’s oldest family-owned, privately held distillers with operations in the US, Canada, Australia, Ireland, France, UK and India.

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