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BuzzBallz, LLC Joins DISCUS as Craft Member

CARROLTON, TX – Today, BuzzBallz, LLC announced it has joined the Distilled Spirits Council of the United States (DISCUS) as a craft member to strengthen the company’s advocacy efforts.

DISCUS, the U.S. spirits industry’s top advocate in Washington and our nation’s state capitals, is the premier national trade association for spirits distillers of all sizes and serves as a one-stop advocacy and business resource shop for distillers and industry partners. The organization created its craft membership program in 2010 to organize the growing number of small, distilled spirits producers across the nation and alert them to policy issues affecting the industry at every level of government. Today, more than 85 percent of DISCUS’ members are craft distillers.

“Craft distillers like BuzzBallz are the heart, soul and economic vitality of the spirits industry in this country – an industry that contributes $178 billion and provides jobs for 1.6 million Americans,” said Chris Swonger, president and CEO of DISCUS. “We’re thrilled to have BuzzBallz join our organization and proud to fight for progress on policies that help their company, and our industry, succeed.”

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About BuzzBallz, LLC/Southern Champion

BuzzBallz, LLC/Southern Champion is a woman-owned and family-operated Texas distillery, winery and brewery founded in 2009 as the result of Merrilee Kick’s master’s degree thesis project. In a little more than 10 years, BuzzBallz, LLC/Southern Champion has greatly expanded its product base and begun to grow into a worldwide brand. As the only combined distillery, winery and brewery in the US that is woman owned, this company has gained significant recognition, boasting distribution in 47 states, several countries abroad and growing. The company maintains a fun brand message as they create high-quality, premixed cocktails, as well as small-batch spirits. Learn more at: and


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