SouthTrade International (STI) will take over sales and distribution of the Australian-owned Sesión Tequila.

Sesión Premium Tequila is set to be a valuable asset to STI, especially since tequila is the fastest growing sector in the Australian spirit market.

“I am delighted to announce Sesión Premium Tequila is joining the SouthTrade family. Sesión will play an important role in our exceptional Agave portfolio,” said Ray Noble, STI’s Managing Director, “We see the Sesión brand as a great complement to our existing Agave brands – Monte Alban and Corazon. Adding Sesión Premium Tequila to the range allows us to service all segments of the on and off-premise liquor markets.”

Sesión means “celebrate together” in Spanish, and is “a perfect cultural fit for the Southtrade family,” according to Noble.

Sesión Premium Tequila was founded by Australian entrepreneurs Jennifer Hawkins and Jake Wall, alongside their long-term friend Tim Freeburn. Sesión is produced from 100 per cent blue agave. The agave is grown and distilled by the Partida family, a multigenerational tequila producing family, on their agave estate in Jalisco, Mexico.

“We got into this because we saw an opportunity to shift perceptions about tequila in Australia, but also because we love the drink – it is an extension to our lifestyle,” said Hawkins.

This move represents an opportunity to get Sesión into more glasses across the country.

“We are extremely grateful for all the energy Swift & Moore have put into growing Sesión in Australia. We believe that SouthTrade International will be a great partner to take Sesión to the next level as a brand,” Wall concluded.

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