Whiskey distiller Yellow Rose Distilling LLC of Houston has announced that the Zamora Company, a Spanish global wine and spirits company headquartered in Madrid, has acquired an equity stake in the company. Yellow Rose, its founder and its full staff will remain at the helm and will manage the production, sales and marketing activities under the arrangement.“Yellow Rose Distilling is on the forefront of the whiskey boom, and we look forward to the continued growth of our brand across both U.S. and International markets with the help of our new partner,” said Yellow Rose Distilling Founder and President Ryan Baird. “With this new investment we can take Yellow Rose to the next level by expanding our production, growing our aged whiskey stock and improving our marketing capabilities.”
The Zamora Company is a fifth-generation, family owned wine and spirits manufacturer and distributor best known for Licor 43, Spain’s top liqueur brand, as well as Villa Massa Limoncello and a wide array of wines led by the Ramon Bilbao range.
“We have been looking into the burgeoning U.S. whiskey market for some time now, and we are ecstatic to be able to incorporate Yellow Rose into our growing global portfolio,” said Zamora Company Managing Director Emilio Restoy. “We are excited about the prospects and trajectory of the Yellow Rose brand, and we are committed to significantly increasing the investment to further the Yellow Rose footprint.”
Founded in 2010, Yellow Rose Distilling debuted the first legal distillery and tasting room in the Houston city limits. They specialize in hand-crafted, blended and bottled premium whiskeys that have been recognized throughout the industry with top awards including a Double Gold Medal from the San Francisco Spirit Competition and Best Bourbon under 2 years from American Distilling Institute.