13 Oct West Fork Whiskey Co. Partners with Sun King Brewery & Spirits to Release New Vodka Collaboration
Available at Sun King Tap Rooms starting Oct. 16th
INDIANAPOLIS (Oct. 13, 2020) — Craft whiskey distillery West Fork Whiskey Co. has joined forces with Sun King Spirits to produce Sun King Vodka, a small-batch, handcrafted vodka available beginning Oct. 16 for purchase or to be enjoyed at Sun King locations, including its Downtown Indianapolis Tap Room, Broad Ripple Tap Room, Sun King Fishers Tap Room and Sun King Spirits Carmel.
A shared collaborative spirit and limited production capacity led the team at Sun King to seek a collaboration with West Fork Whiskey to make the vodka available to a larger audience. This partnership was a natural fit, as the two local businesses have been working together for more than a year on several beer-related projects, with a few that are still in the works.
Committed to showcasing Indiana grains and ingredients, together they came up with a plan to produce Sun King Vodka at West Fork’s downtown distillery. Since its opening in 2018, Sun King Spirits in Carmel has introduced several collaborations including four limited-release spirits that were produced in partnership with other area distilleries, including Hotel Tango, 8th Day Distillery, Cardinal Spirits and Copper & Kings.
“We developed Sun King Spirits in Carmel to produce a finite amount of spirits, but as our program has grown, we simply don’t have the capacity to produce vodka,” said Clay Robinson, co-founder of Sun King Brewery. “This presented a great opportunity for us to partner with our good friends at West Fork to create a unique product that both of our fans could enjoy.”
“While we’re focused on our whiskey portfolio and other projects coming down the pipeline, we are excited to branch out and help local businesses in their endeavors,” said Blake Jones, co-founder of West Fork Whiskey Co. “This collaboration allows us to share our passion for our community and do what we love best – bring people together through good spirits and goodwill.”
Produced at West Fork Whiskey, the newly introduced Sun King Vodka, 80 proof, is available in a 750mL size for $19.99. The grain-based vodka has a clean, classic finish and pairs well in a variety of classic cocktails, as well as Sun King’s signature cocktails served in tap rooms such as the Monon Mule. Republic National Distributing Company plans to distribute throughout Indiana starting this November, and fans can find Sun King Vodka at Indiana retail and liquor stores.
About Sun King Brewing Company: Sun King Brewing Company is an independently owned Indiana brewery and beverage company with four taprooms in the Indianapolis metro area and one in Kokomo, Ind. Conceived by two professional brewers, Dave Colt and Clay Robinson, and started with the help of family and friends, Sun King rolled out their first keg of beer in July of 2009. Over the years, Sun King has grown to become one of Indiana’s best-selling and most award-winning breweries.
Currently available on tap and in cans throughout Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky and Florida, Sun King is a leader in the independent craft beer movement. Sun King’s brewers handcraft core, seasonal and specialty beers that have been awarded with dozens of medals at the Great American Beer Festival, World Beer Cup, Festival of Barrel Aged Beers and the Indiana Brewers Cup competitions.
Committed to uncompromising integrity, fanatical collaboration and a commitment to create high-quality, consistent products, Sun King is rolling out a new line of hard seltzers and developing and refining their line of spirits, including creating unique cocktails and slushies for their taprooms during the summer of 2020.
Sun King takes great pride in partnering with hundreds of community organizations throughout the places where its beverages are sold to help them raise awareness and funds for great causes. Each year Sun King helps these organizations raise over a million dollars through its community give backs, gift baskets and beer donations. Visit www.sunkingbrewing.com for more information. Sun King Brewery is also on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
About West Fork Whiskey Co. : West Fork Whiskey Co. creates uniquely Indiana whiskey using 100% local ingredients, from grain to glass. In 2019, the company resurrected the historic Indiana whiskey brand, Old Hamer, followed by the release of Cold Hamer cocktails, the Highball and Snapback, making it the only Indiana-based distillery to offer bourbon canned cocktails. For more information, please visit www.westforkwhiskey.com, or follow West Fork on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.