At a key point in its timeline, having recently revealed plans for business expansion, a West Coast craft distillery now has assistance from an industry expert.

Reefton Distilling Co. has announced that beverage industry expert Carl Carrington has joined the company’s advisory board.

Carrington has 16 years’ experience in the alcoholic beverages industry, both nationally and internationally, having held senior commercial roles with DB Breweries, Lion Nathan and Heineken joint venture businesses in New Zealand, Asia and Australia.

A chartered member of the Institute of Directors, Carl is currently a director on the board of McCashin’s Brewery, Hop Revolution, Good Spirits Hospitality Group and the Cawthron Institute.

Reefton Distilling Co.’s Founder and Managing Director Patsy Bass said, “Carl’s experience and network has been invaluable in recent months and we are pleased to formally welcome him as a member of our advisory board. Carl brings a depth of commercial insight and relationships that will help support our business during this next stage of growth.”

Carl Carrington commented that he is delighted to assist Reefton Distilling Co. “The passion to craft world-class quality beverages is infectious amongst the team. This is a great example of  the Kiwi ‘can do’ attitude taking our unique West Coast provenance story to the world.”