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MGP Announces Launch of New Premium Gin Offerings

/EIN News/ -- ATCHISON, Kan., Sept. 27, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- MGP (Nasdaq:MGPI), a leading U.S. supplier of premium distilled spirits and specialty wheat proteins and starches, has announced the development of four new distilled gins, each featuring a distinctive flavor profile.  The additions consist of distilled orange, lemon-lime, citrus berry and cucumber gins.  They became available to bottlers and marketers of branded spirits products this month.

“We are excited to provide customers with increased choices by adding these great tasting, high quality gins to our portfolio of premium spirits,” said David Dykstra, vice president of beverage alcohol sales and marketing.  “They join our well-established line of heritage gins, which have traditional flavor characteristics and have been key to MGP becoming the largest supplier of distilled gin in the country.”

Distilled gin has been a core competency of MGP since shortly after the company’s founding 75 years ago.  Among MGP’s capabilities is its expertise in helping customers create custom gin formulations.

“We are able to do this in three principal ways,” Dykstra said. “Customers can 1) use any single premium gin that we supply as their own per their exact specifications; 2) combine any of the gins from the selections we offer; or 3) utilize the talents of our team of experts to assist them in formulating a premium gin from start to finish.”

Dykstra added, “A solid area of focus for us, along with delivering only the highest quality, is helping customers differentiate their brands across markets that range from regional to global in scope.  Aligned with this is our ability to offer an impressive selection of gins developed to meet changing consumer demands and keep their product lines fresh.”

That ability is further strengthened with the addition of the four new gins and the expansive variety of oil and dried botanical recipes from which customers are able to select.  For more details about MGP’s newest and complete line of premium distilled gin offerings, visit

About MGP
Celebrating its 75th anniversary, MGP (Nasdaq:MGPI) is a leading supplier of premium distilled spirits and specialty wheat proteins and starches. Distilled spirits include bourbon and rye whiskeys, gins and vodkas, which are carefully crafted through a combination of art and science backed by decades of experience. The company's proteins and starches are created in the same manner and provide a host of functional, nutritional and sensory benefits for a wide range of food products. MGP additionally is a top producer of high quality industrial alcohol for use in both food and non-food applications. The company is headquartered in Atchison, Kansas, where distilled alcohol products and food ingredients are produced. Premium spirits are also distilled and matured at the company’s facility in Lawrenceburg, Indiana.  For more information, visit

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