Redneck Riviera Whiskey Now Distributed in Washington State by Southern Glazer Wine and Spirits

Washington Becomes the 17th State Where Redneck Riviera Whiskey is Sold

PORTLAND, Ore.--()--Eastside Distilling, Inc. (NASDAQ: EAST), makers of craft spirits, today announced that Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits (“Southern”), North America’s largest wine and spirits distributor, is now distributing Eastside Distilling’s Redneck Riviera Whiskey in Washington State. Southern has operations in 44 U.S. states and the District of Columbia, as well as Canada, the Caribbean, and various other territories internationally. Southern has more than 20,000 employees and is the recognized industry leader. It is the largest distributor of spirits in the State of Washington, for consumption both on and off premises, and is known to be highly selective as to new products that it adds to its catalog.

Brian Johnson, head of Washington State marketing for Eastside Distilling, said, “I am excited that Southern Glazer’s has signed on to distribute Redneck Riviera Whiskey in Washington State. We work closely with Southern. The sales team at Southern represents several of our other Eastside products here in Washington very well and has done so for years. Southern will do an excellent job in getting Redneck on shelves all over the State of Washington. There is a lot of pent up demand for Redneck Riviera Whiskey in Washington, so I predict that it will be a very successful launch.”

With this announcement, Redneck Riviera Whiskey is currently available in 17 states: Washington, Texas, California, Louisiana, Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, Florida, North Carolina, North and South Dakota, Oregon, Tennessee, Oklahoma, Nebraska, Kentucky and Missouri. The list of states will grow as the product rollout continues.

About Redneck Riviera
Redneck Riviera is a privately held lifestyle brand that celebrates America’s hard-working men and women. Built for people who live to turn up the music and have fun with friends and family, Redneck Riviera is America’s ‘Work Hard, Play Hard’ brand that offers something for everyone who likes to rock the red, white and blue all year long. Launched in 2014, the brand brings these values to life through footwear, apparel, hospitality, food, spirits and licensed products in a variety of categories. Redneck Riviera has expanded its reach with the opening of honky-tonk bar Redneck Riviera Las Vegas and a Nashville location opening in 2018. More information can be found here.

About Eastside Distilling
Eastside Distilling, Inc. (NASDAQ: EAST) has been producing high-quality, award-winning craft spirits in Portland, Oregon since 2008. The company is distinguished by its highly decorated product lineup that includes Burnside Bourbon, West End American Whiskey, Goose Hollow Reserve, Below Deck Rums, Portland Potato Vodka, Hue-Hue Coffee Rum and a distinctive line of fruit infused spirits. Eastside Distilling is majority owner of Big Bottom Distilling (makers of The Ninety One Gin, Navy Strength Gin and Delta Rye whiskey) and the Redneck Riviera Whiskey Co. All Eastside, Big Bottom and Redneck Riviera spirits are crafted from natural ingredients for quality and taste. Eastside’s MotherLode Bottling subsidiary is one of the Northwest’s leading independent spirit bottlers and ready-to-drink canners. For more information visit: www.eastsidedistilling.com or follow the company on Twitter and Facebook.

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Certain matters discussed in this press release may be forward-looking statements. Such matters involve risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially, including the following: changes in economic conditions; general competitive factors; acceptance of the Company's products in the market; the Company's success in obtaining new customers; the Company's success in product development; the Company's ability to execute its business model and strategic plans; the Company's success in integrating acquired entities and assets, and all the risks and related information described from time to time in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC"), including the financial statements and related information contained in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K and interim Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q. Examples of forward-looking statements in this release may include statements related to our strategic focus, product verticals, anticipated revenue, and profitability. The Company assumes no obligation to update the cautionary information in this release.

Contacts

Eastside Distilling
Steve Shum, CFO
971-888-4264
inquiries@eastsidedistilling.com
or
Investors:
Lytham Partners, LLC
Robert Blum, Joe Diaz or Joe Dorame
(602) 889-9700
east@lythampartners.com

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