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With VEDP’s assistance, QPI has lined up active distributors in Canada, France, Germany, Japan, Scandinavia, and Australia, while shipping to other countries worldwide with confidence that its brand will be represented properly. The company is now looking to expand into the Middle East.
Reservoir Distillery has manufactured craft bourbons, ryes, and other whiskeys from its Richmond facility since 2008. The company prides itself on locally sourcing its ingredients — all of the grains used in its spirits come from within 45 miles of the distillery, and every whiskey is crafted, aged, and bottled in-house.
The company joined VEDP’s Virginia Leaders in Export Trade (VALET) program in 2020, helping its international sales grow by 300% — and the enhanced focus on exports came at a fortuitous time. Soon after Dilon began the program, the U.S. market went into a downturn due to the COVID-19 pandemic, while international markets kept growing, helping protect the company from the ups and downs of the domestic market.