Partnership signifies Ben E. Keith’s market entry for gin, bourbon and whiskey sales

FORT WORTH, Texas – Blackland Distillery, the modern, tech-focused, high-end distillery and tasting room/cocktail lounge that opened in Fort Worth earlier this year, has partnered with renowned fine food and beverage distributor, Ben E. Keith, for its North Texas distribution. Blackland Vodka, Blackland Gin, Blackland Bourbon, and Blackland Rye Whiskey can now be found on shelves and available for purchase at liquor stores throughout Fort Worth, Dallas, Denton and neighboring cities.

The partnership marks a milestone in Ben E. Keith’s 113-year history, as Blackland will be the first gin, bourbon and whiskey available in Ben E. Keith’s spirits brand portfolio.

“We are very excited and honored with the opportunity to partner with the Blackland Distillery,” said Flint Prewitt, vice president of sales and operations for Ben E. Keith Beverages. “Markus and his team have done a fabulous job building their distillery and crafting high quality, authentic and flavorful spirits. The future is bright for Blackland, and we are eager to bring these brands to market in the weeks ahead.”

“No other food-and-beverage distributor in Texas is as successful or highly respected as Ben E. Keith, and it is an absolute honor to partner with them for our North Texas distribution,” said Markus Kypreos, founder of Blackland Distillery. “Also, the fact that Ben E. Keith chose Blackland Gin, Blackland Bourbon, and Blackland Rye Whiskey as their first gin, bourbon and whiskey brand is a testament to the quality of our product.”

Contrary to traditional distilling methods that focus on old-world techniques and extensive aging processes, Blackland distills its spirits using high-tech hardware, computerized pot and column stills, and stainless-steel mash tuns. In addition, all grains used in Blackland spirits are sourced exclusively from Fort Worth-based TexMalt, which partners with local Texas farms to grow, produce, and source high-quality malted grains.

Packaged in iconic 750 ml bottles, Blackland Vodka has 40% alcohol by volume (ABV) and a suggested retail price (SRP) of $25, Blackland Gin has 40% ABV and a SRP of $30, Blackland Bourbon has 41.5% ABV and a SRP of $35, and Blackland Rye Whiskey has 41.5% ABV and a SRP of $35.

Founded in 2019 in Fort Worth by lawyer-turned-chef-turned-distiller Markus Kypreos, Blackland Distillery incorporates a modern, refined, tech-focused approach to traditional distilling processes, producing clean, vibrant new tastes in its vodka, gin, bourbon and rye-based whiskey. Located just west of downtown Fort Worth in The Foundry District at 2616 Weisenberger Street, Blackland Distillery offers a full-service, upscale cocktail bar and tasting room, and is open-to-the-public Wednesday through Sunday from 5 p.m.-midnight.  For more information, call (682) 268-5333 or visit Blackland Distillery:

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Ben E. Keith Company, established in Fort Worth in 1906, began selling Anheuser-Busch products in 1933. Today, Ben E. Keith Company’s Beverage division is the third largest independent beer wholesaler in the country. The company also distributes import beers, craft beers, spirits, wine products, and non-alcoholic beverages. With 14 Sales & Distribution Centers, the company operates throughout the state of Texas. For more information, please visit

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