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Eastside Distilling Announces the Launch of the Burnside Whiskey and Bourbon Lineup into California

PORTLAND, Ore.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--

Eastside Distilling, Inc. (EAST) today announced the Burnside lineup of bourbons and whiskeys will be launched into the state of California effective immediately. The multiple award-winning lineup includes the Burnside Oregon Oaked Bourbon, Burnside West End Blend, Burnside Oregon Oaked Rye, and Burnside Goose Hollow RSV Bourbon.

Robert Manfredonia, President of Eastside Distilling, said, “We spent 2018 developing our national sales and distribution platform, which has culminated with 46 states across the nation using 9 different tier one wholesalers and numerous national corporate retail chain accounts now carrying our Redneck Riviera Whiskey. In 2019 our strategy is to gateway other brands off the strong performance of Redneck Riviera. As such, we are extremely excited to announce the release of our Burnside product line starting in California effective immediately. Our wholesaler partner, Young’s Market Company, is excited to distribute the Burnside portfolio on our behalf. We will be expanding Burnside to other large markets in the coming months.”

Burnside is a family of individual whiskey expressions produced in the heart of Portland, Oregon and further finished with Oregon White Oak. Each blend is distinctive, incorporating whiskeys of varying ages, mash bills and distillation methods with a treatment of oak that is equally specific ranging from lightly toasted to heavily charred. Oregon Oak is unlike any other American white oak that is used to make barrels. ‘Quercus Garryana’ as the species is called, hails from Oregon’s native oak woodlands that stretches the entirety of the Pacific Coastal range and is the most abundant in the state of Oregon. The wood itself is almost sponge like from the fast growing it does in the wet Oregon winters. Not only does it soak up the whiskey and deeply flavor it, it has high contents of dessert tannins that are perfectly complementary to bourbon, whiskey and ryes, while also imparting the terroir of the fertile valley soils. Small batch, never compromised, there is a Burnside for every taste making it choice for the novice, connoisseur or progressive bartender.

In part the quality of the brand is validated by the accolades in the country’s most prestigious competitions. The Burnside lineup recently won Gold medals at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition and Los Angeles International Spirits Competition, including a Best in Category Award for the Burnside Oregon Oaked Rye in Los Angeles.

About Eastside Distilling

Eastside Distilling, Inc. (EAST) has been producing high-quality, award-winning craft spirits in Portland, Oregon since 2008. The company is distinguished by its highly decorated product lineup that includes Redneck Riviera Whiskey, Burnside Bourbon, West End American Whiskey, Goose Hollow Reserve, Below Deck Rums, Portland Potato Vodka, Hue-Hue Coffee Rum and a distinctive line of fruit infused spirits. Eastside Distilling is majority owner of Big Bottom Distilling (makers of The Ninety One Gin, Navy Strength Gin and Delta Rye whiskey) and the Redneck Riviera Whiskey Co. All Eastside, Big Bottom and Redneck Riviera spirits are crafted from natural ingredients for quality and taste. Eastside’s Craft Bottling + Canning subsidiary is one of the Northwest’s leading independent spirit bottlers and ready-to-drink canners. For more information visit: www.eastsidedistilling.com or follow the company on Twitter and Facebook.

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Certain matters discussed in this press release may be forward-looking statements. Such matters involve risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially, including the following: changes in economic conditions; general competitive factors; acceptance of the Company's products in the market; the Company's success in obtaining new customers; the Company's success in product development; the Company's ability to execute its business model and strategic plans; the Company's success in integrating acquired entities and assets, and all the risks and related information described from time to time in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC"), including the financial statements and related information contained in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K and interim Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q. Examples of forward-looking statements in this release may include statements related to our strategic focus, product verticals, anticipated revenue, and profitability. The Company assumes no obligation to update the cautionary information in this release.

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