Indianapolis-based and veteran-owned Hotel Tango Distillery is expanding outside the continental U.S. by offering its products to stores on six U.S. Navy bases. The distillery says its lineup of liquor, including bourbon, whiskey, and rum, can be found at the Navy Exchange Service in Cuba, Spain, Italy, Bahrain, Japan, and Guam.
“Our expansion into the international Navy Exchange store is a significant moment for Hotel Tango. The Navy Exchange was the first military store that gave our veteran-owned brand a chance,” said Nick Ladig, Hotel Tango’s chief sales officer.
The company started distributing its products to domestic U.S. bases in 2017. The military market is headed by veteran Troy Pepito, who served 20 years in the U.S. Navy.
“As a veteran-owned company we have seen steady growth within the military market, so getting the chance to grow internationally feels like a reward for all the hard work and our team is more than ready for the challenge,” said Pepito.
In addition to the three tasting rooms in Indy, Zionsville and Fort Wayne, the distillery also distributes in 21 states.