OREGON CITY, Ore. (Sept. 16, 2019) –– 503 Distilling has signed on with LibDib for distribution of its spirits and ready to drink canned craft cocktails in California, and its spirits in New York. This marks the second distribution arrangement outside of Oregon for the artisan distillery, whose products are also available in Idaho through Hayden Beverage.

Californians will be able to purchase 750 ml bottles of Gambler 500 Whiskey, 750 ml bottles of 503 Vodka, and 12-ounce cans of 503 Cocktails. New Yorkers can purchase Gambler 500 Whiskey.

Gambler 500 Whiskey is a small batch American whiskey made from an 80% corn and 20% malted barley mash that’s then aged four years in oak barrels. 503 Distilling blends and ages the whiskey on-site from barrel strength––125 proof––down to a smoother drinking level of 80 proof using fresh pure water from the Cascade Range.

503 Vodka is distilled 10 times and blended with water from the Cascades down to 90 proof, creating the cleanest spirit possible.

The canned cocktails are inspired by the beauty of the Northwest and made with fresh ingredients. The Wicked Mule is made by infusing 503 Vodka with fresh lime and ginger, then blending it with a homemade ginger syrup and adding carbonation. The resulting 14% ABV beverage is a local spin on a timeless classic that’s just waiting to be poured over ice and served in a copper mug. The Wicked Mule has received the bronze medal at the prestigious American Distilling Institute’s 2019 Spirits Competition, and a bronze medal at the San Diego Spirits Festival in 2018.

The Blood Orange Greyhound is made by infusing 503 Vodka with dried grapefruit peel and grapefruit essence, then blending it with fresh blood orange puree, grapefruit juice, and lime to create a refreshing 9% ABV cocktail. It recently received a double gold medal from Sip Magazine in the 
2019 Best of the Northwest Spirits awards.

La Vida Mocha is 503 Distilling’s first rum-based canned cocktail and combines cold brew coffee from Riff Cold Brew Coffee (Bend, Ore.) with Mexican chocolate from Holy Kakow (Portland, Ore.) and rum sourced from the Caribbean to create a canned cocktail that’s ready to serve in a 12oz. can. La Vida Mocha can be enjoyed cold over ice or heated up on a cold winter night.

LibDib is a distributor of craft beverages that is evolving the three-tier distribution model by offering a searchable online store filled with hundreds of unique products. LibDib offers wholesale customers local, small batch and family-owned products through a modern web platform that legally and efficiently brings products to market. Orders can be placed for one case at a time, with no minimums. 

For more information, visit www.503distilling.com and engage on social media at @503Distilling.

About 503 Distilling
503 Distilling is a small artisanal craft distillery in Oregon City, Oregon, that appreciates innovation and creativity. Located in the 503 area code, the company was founded in 2017 by three local longtime beverage industry professionals: David Schleef, Rusty Caldwell and Andy Diacetis. 503 Distilling’s mission is to deliver unique spirit-based cocktails and handcrafted traditional spirits to the world. All of its products are available to taste and purchase by the bottle or can at its 503 Distilling Cocktail Lounge at 275 Beavercreek Rd., Ste. C-149, in Oregon City, Oregon.

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