Eastside Unit to Hand-produce Kachka Horseradish Vodka for Troika Spirits

Eastside Distilling, Inc.

Eastside Unit to Hand-produce Kachka Horseradish Vodka for Troika Spirits

Wednesday, July 12, 2017 8:45 AM

PORTLAND, OR / ACCESSWIRE / July 12, 2017 / Eastside Distilling, Inc. (OTCQB: ESDI) (OTCQB: ESDID) ("Eastside" or the "Company"), a producer of award-winning craft spirits, today announced the Company has entered an agreement with Troika Spirits for making its famous Kachka Horseradish Vodka. Kachka's signature spirit will be hand produced in small batches by Mel Heim, Eastside's Master Distiller. Bottling will take place at Eastside's bottling subsidiary, Motherlode Bottling, supervised by Allen Barteld.

Troika Spirits was founded by the owners of Kachka Restaurant, a Portland-based institution famous for its Russian cuisine and nationally recognized lineup of infused vodkas. Kachka Horseradish Vodka, Troika's only bottled spirit available to consumers outside the restaurant, is perfect to drink straight, or as the key ingredient in many mixed favorites such as a Bloody Mary's.

Allen Barteld, CEO of Motherlode, a subsidiary of Eastside Distilling, commented, "Mel Heim and I are pleased to be entrusted by Troika Spirits to make and bottle their popular Kachka Horseradish Vodka. Motherlode is dedicated to working with local, Portland-based craft spirit companies. We stay true to craft recipes developed by individuals such as the Morales', who have created a Russian-inspired vodka that is loved by consumers around the world."

Israel Morales, Kachka's co-owner, commented, "Kachka is known for an extensive selection of vodkas as well as our homemade infusions, the recommended accompaniment for a table filled with zakuski. Kachka's version of Хреновуха has always been a guest and staff favorite, made from a recipe achieved by much trial and error - and a chance tip gleaned from a waiter in Leningrad. Each bottle of Kachka Horseradish Vodka is handmade with whole locally grown horseradish root and a drop of honey. It is available for purchase through select Oregon liquor stores and at Eastside Distilling tasting room locations. Pick up a bottle and do as a Belarusian babushka would do: clink, drink, eat, repeat!"

About Eastside Distilling

Eastside Distilling, Inc. (OTCQB: ESDI) is located in Southeast Portland's Distillery Row, and has been producing high-quality, master crafted spirits since 2008. Makers of award winning spirits, the company is unique in the marketplace and distinguished by its highly decorated product lineup that includes Barrel Hitch American Whiskies, Burnside Bourbon, Below Deck Rums, Portland Potato Vodka, and a distinctive line of infused whiskeys. All Eastside spirits are master crafted from natural ingredients for unparalleled quality and taste. The company is publicly traded under the symbol OTCQB: ESDI. For more information visit: www.eastsidedistilling.com or follow the company on Twitter and Facebook.

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Certain matters discussed in this press release may be forward-looking statements. Such matters involve risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially, including the following: changes in economic conditions; general competitive factors; acceptance of the Company's products in the market; the Company's success in obtaining new customers; the Company's success in product development; the Company's ability to execute its business model and strategic plans; the Company's success in integrating acquired entities and assets, and all the risks and related information described from time to time in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC"), including the financial statements and related information contained in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K and interim Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q. Examples of forward-looking statements in this release may include statements related to our strategic focus, product verticals, anticipated revenue, and profitability. The Company assumes no obligation to update the cautionary information in this release.

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