A Local Gin Goes Statewide
If you’re a native 417-lander, you probably know all about the love this region has for its homegrown country-rock legends, the Ozarks Mountain Daredevils. But did you know the band has also developed a locally-made gin called The Ozark Mountain Daredevils Ozark Dry Gin? The product has been in production for a few years now, finding its way into the cocktail menus at local bars and gracing store shelves at places like Brown Derby.
Now, Major Brands (the state’s largest locally-based beverage distributor) has teamed up with the band to distribute their gin throughout the state, giving that smooth-drinking botanical brew a wider reach. Steve Drewry, General Manager of Major Brands Springfield, said in a press release: “We are excited about this partnership. Both Major Brands and the Daredevils are rooted in Missouri and gin is experiencing a renaissance, not only in Missouri, but around the country.” The new distribution plan is timely too; in 2021, the Ozark Mountain Daredevils celebrate their 50th anniversary.