The Chas. Seligman Distributing Company was founded by the late Charles L. Seligman in 1933, after prohibition ended. The original location was 11th and Madison in Covington, KY.
The founder, Charles L. Seligman, started in business by bottling Burger Beer.
Charles L. Seligman acquired the rights to distribute Anheuser-Busch's Budweiser beer brand in 1939 for the Northern Kentucky and Louisville area. The Louisville territory was sold in 1940.
In August of 1968, the founder, Charles L. Seligman passed away. The business would move on to the next generation, Ruth Seligman Doering.
In December 1986, Chas. Seligman Distributing acquired another A&W Distributing Co. in Carrollton, KY. The company added the Kentucky counties of Carroll, Gallatin, Henry, and Shelby for service.
In April 1989, the company relocated from Covington to Crescent Springs, KY. The 50,000 square foot warehouse and offices were built on a ten acre parcel of land purchased from the Tewes' Family. This warehouse was expanded in 1991.
In October 1994, the company acquired Caproni Distributing, located in Maysville, KY. The company added the Kentucky counties of Mason and Bracken to its' service area.
In November 1999, the company acquired Big “O” Beverage, located in Frankfort, KY. The company added Franklin to its' service area.
Chas. Seligman Distributing expanded its beer portfolio in March 2003 with the addition of Grupo-Modelo brands, which included Corona Extra, Corona Light, Modelo Especial, Negra Modelo and Pacifico. Today these brands are imported by Crown Imports.
In September 2005, the company relocated its operations and offices to Walton, KY into a newly built facility on E. Frogtown Road. The company would service its entire territory from this new location.
Through Anheuser-Busch, acquisitions and partnerships; Chas. Seligman has continued to add new brands to its portfolio:
- In 2006: Rolling Rock, Grolsch, Goose Island and Hansen's Lost, Rumba and Unbound energy.
- In 2007: Bass Ale, Becks, Boddington's, Hoegaarden, Leffe, Lowenbrau, Stella Artois, and Monster Energy.
- In 2009: Boylan Sodas, Taste of Florida mixers, Four flavored alcohol beverages, Dos Lunas tequillas and Chateau Diana Winery's Black Oak, Le Baron Ranch and 1221 wine brands.
- In 2010: Dry Fly Distillings vodka, gin and whiskey, NutLiquor peanut butter flavored vodka, Oak Ridge Winery's 3 Girls, Robert Reynolds and OZV.
- In 2011: Equus Run Kentucky wines, Kentucky's Pure Blue vodka, Eagle Eye Imports French wine portfolio - The Furst, Chateau du Pavillion, Chateau les Rogues, Domaine Berther-Rayne an Chateau des Karantes and Copa Di Vino wines, Geloso Beverage Group's Johnny Bootlegger, Hubert's Lemonades and Arizona Teas.
- In 2012: Cameron Hughes Wines, Woodchuck Hard Ciders, O'Fallon's Brewing Co., Indigo Wine Groups Robertson Wines, Barista and Natural Sweet Wines, Tsingtao, St. Pauli Girl, Kentucky wine - Black Barn.
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