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KANSAS CITY, MO. — (April 18th, 2024) — Restless Spirits Distilling Company, LLC announced today it has entered into a strategic partnership with InterContinental Beverage Capital, (IBC). IBC is a Global Advisory & Capital Formation firm specializing in the beverage and consumer packaged goods industries.

In 2016, Michael and Benay Shannon founded Restless Spirit’s boutique distillery in Kansas City. Today it is a thriving spirit and RTD business that reaches far beyond its KC origins. Its emerging brands Sons of Erin Irish Whiskey and Builders Botanical Gin are sold to a new generation of consumers in major American markets such as Boston, Dallas, Kansas City, and Milwaukee.

IBC offers its partners and clients, a global network with resources and expertise in disciplines such as strategy, planning, brand marketing, product design and formulation, and commercialization among others and will assist Restless Spirits in further developing existing markets while also providing guidance to expand its brand and products into new markets and channels of business.

Founder, Mike Shannon said, “After a long search we chose IBC to assist Restless Spirits in the next phase of our development. We are eager to work with them to leverage their expertise and breadth in multiple facets of the industry to improve our brand position and effectiveness in present and future markets”.

IBC President Joe Messina offered, “We believe there is an untapped and substantial growth opportunity for Restless Spirits as a company and specifically in its brand portfolio, led by Builders Gin and Sons of Erin Irish Whiskey. Our team is eager to work with Michael and Benay to support brands we think are positioned well and poised for growth.”

Last week, Restless and the Boston Red Sox continued their partnership on Opening Day at Fenway Park with a custom-designed Builders Gin bar/kiosk behind home plate. Building upon their innovative multi-year partnership with the Red Sox, Restless Spirits will expand distribution and awareness of its brands in Boston and ultimately across New England.

The Sons of Erin® line of Irish whiskeys includes a 4-year Irish grain whiskey and Sons of Erin X, a 10- year aged blended Irish whiskey finished in rum barrels. Both are sourced from the Great Northern Distillery of Dundalk, Ireland. The Builders® Gin line of products includes the original botanical expression featuring lavender, citrus, and herbaceous flavors, as well as a barrel-finished expression. Coming soon are additional expressions that Benay is currently developing.

“We are ready for this challenge and have been preparing for it since we opened our 18th Avenue distillery over 8 years ago,” said Benay Shannon as she will be ramping up production of Builders Gin and Sons of Erin in the coming months to meet demand.

About Restless Spirits Distilling Company, LLC

Founded in 2014, the Restless Spirits Distilling Company brand portfolio is built on a rich Irish American heritage story drawn from Michael’s family history, a story that includes his great-greatgrandfather Michael Joseph Shannon, and great-great-grandmother Ellen Harte-Shannon, who came to America from Ireland in 1853 and settling in Kansas City in 1890.

In addition to winning numerous gold medal awards at international spirits competitions, Sons of Erin X recently won American Advertising Awards for packaging, overall brand platform, and elements of advertising. Builders Gin has been named “The Official Gin of the Boston Red Sox.” It has also been served at the 2023 James Beard Stadium Chef series in Fenway Park and featured at the David Ortiz Celebrity Charity Golf Tournament. In 2021, Sons of Erin was recognized by Ireland’s now-retired Ambassador to the United States, Daniel Mulhall.

Restless Spirits also produces hometown favorites GullyTown® American Single Malt, Stone Breaker® Irish & American Blended Whiskey, Cinnamon Stone Breaker® Whiskey, Duffy’s Run® Vodka and Pádraig’s Rebellion Poitin. These products will continue to be available at the distillery in North Kansas City and in select locations in Kansas, Missouri, and Oklahoma. For more information on Restless Spirits Distillery, visit restlessspiritsdistilling.com. For new releases, events, retailers, and other updates, follow Restless Spirits on Instagram @restlesspirits. To inquire about stocking Restless Spirits, contact Jeff Robbins at jeff@restlessspiritsdistilling.com.

About InterContinental Beverage Capital, Inc.

IBC is a global advisory firm focused on the beverage and consumer packaged goods industries. IBC has a strategic network of industry relationships worldwide, investment capital resources, and institutional debt sources, along with specialized consultants and management teams. These resources provide our partnership companies expertise, industry proficiencies, and access to new markets with supply chain and R&D resources along with valuable investment and commercial banking capabilities. IBC is actively seeking companies in its targeted verticals that have unique products and dedicated management that can develop into category leaders. For more information log onto inbevcapital.com.

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