Since 1912, Phillips Distilling Company has been producing high-quality spirits and popular brands. As one of America's oldest family-owned spirits companies, we pride ourselves on our independent spirit and our commitment to innovation, quality and community.

Our passion for quality and craft is evident in our expansive and diverse portfolio of premium brands.

Please enjoy with friends and always in moderation.

From a tiny distributor of candy and newspapers to becoming one of the most innovative and enduring distilled spirits companies in America, Phillips Distilling has a history that spans the globe, five generations and hundreds of products.

Today, our leading brands represent our passion for quality, craft and exceptional taste. Cheers to that.

Phillips Distilling Co. has always held the core belief that it is our responsibility to make decisions that positively impact the environment and our community. We've recently launched our One Team G.R.E.E.N. initiative - Growing Responsibility, Ethically, and Environmentally Now - to ensure that those beliefs are at the forefronts of our daily working as we grow. Programs have been put in place that increase recycling, organizing environmental clean ups, and to help educate employees on how to incorporate into their home life.

Swipe through our history

1912 At the urging of his son Jay, a newspaper boy, Ed Phillips starts Ed Phillips & Sons, a wholesaler of candy, newspapers and magazines.

1914 After two successful years, the company begins expanding throughout Wisconsin.

1933 The 21st Amendment ends Prohibition and within months Phillips becomes the exclusive distributor for Hiram-Walker and Schenley, two of the largest distillers.

1935 A Phillips salesman develops a recipe for peppermint schnapps. Phillips Peppermint Schnapps becomes an immediate success as America’s first schnapps brand.

1945 Phillips becomes America’s largest independent distributor of wines and spirits and one of the strongest regional spirits brands in the country.

1951 American GIs, returning from Europe after WWII, help to introduce Americans to a new spirit: vodka. Phillips becomes the best-selling vodka in the Upper Midwest.

1957 Phillips pioneers another category with a highly successful line of flavored vodkas.

1967 Phillips begins its first large-scale advertising effort with outdoor billboards and print advertising in Look and Life Magazines.

1975 Phillips launches its “Enjoy in Moderation” campaign–a sentiment that is still printed on every bottle of every Phillips brand.

1981 Phillips introduces America’s first Cinnamon Schnapps.

1984 Phillips introduces America’s first Root Beer Schnapps.

1995 Phillips introduces the first luxury vodkas to the U.S. market– Belvedere and Chopin.

1997 Sour Puss becomes Canada’s best-selling schnapps.

2001 UV Vodka depletes 7,000 cases on its way to 1.5 million.

2005 Phillips launches Phillips Union Whiskey, a blend of Kentucky Bourbon and Canadian Whisky.

2008 Phillips launches Prairie Vodka, a farm-crafted, certified organic vodka.

2013 Phillips Vodka begins shipping internationally.

2016 Phillips adds an aged rum and mezcals to their product portfolio.


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We recognize that our people are a big part of what drives us to be a best-in-class company. If you are an individual who is self-motivated, committed, innovative and looking for a career, not just a job, please take the time to review our current job openings in the link below.

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