Arent Fox Advises Deutsch Family Wine & Spirits in the Acquisition of Redemption Whiskey
Washington, DC — Arent Fox LLP represented Deutsch Family Wine & Spirits in its acquisition of the award-winning Redemption Whiskey portfolio from Bardstown Barrel Selections, Inc. Corporate & Securities partner Jay L. Halpern and associate Amal U. Dave led an Alcohol Beverage team from Arent Fox that advised Deutsch Family Wine & Spirits on the corporate, tax, intellectual property, and labor and employment aspects of the deal that closed in early June, 2015.
Deutsch Family Wine & Spirits’ new whiskey portfolio includes the Redemption Straight Rye Whiskey, Redemption High Rye Bourbon, Redemption Bourbon, Riverboat Rye, White Whiskey and Limited Edition Barrel Selections. Redemption Whiskey, which was founded six years ago, has consistently earned accolades from prestigious competitions, including receiving Double Gold medals in the 2015 San Francisco World Spirits Competition. Redemption Whiskey is distilled at the Lawrenceburg Distillers in Indiana and bottled in small batches in Bardstown, Kentucky.
Mr. Halpern, who is annually recognized among the best transaction attorneys in the country by Legal 500 and Super Lawyers, has significant experience advising private equity funds and their portfolio companies in a variety of strategic transactions and financings. Mr. Halpern represents licensors, distributors, and franchise companies in the alcohol beverage, food, and hospitality industry on growth-strategy options, including debt and equity financing, and strategic transactions.
Arent Fox has one of the leading Alcohol Beverage practices in the nation, with a team of more than 20 attorneys advising distributors, manufacturers, importers, suppliers, and retailers, as well as private equity and other substantial investors in the industry. The firm represents premier industry clients on a full spectrum of legal services, making the firm a one-stop shop for alcohol-related litigation, regulatory, intellectual property, and corporate and transactional needs.