Beam Sells Bottling Plant to Sazerac

Published: 12/03/2013

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Beam Inc. last month announced the sale of its bottling plant in Lewiston, Maine, to a subsidiary of Sazerac Co.

The sale includes the building, land and equipment, which Beam took over with the acquisition of Pinnacle vodka from White Rock Distillery in April 2012. Beam will lease the plant back from Sazerac at least through the first quarter of 2014 when the transition of Pinnacle and Calico Jack rum into Beam’s Frankfort, Ky., facility is complete.