Back to Member Press Releases

Spirit & Co., World's First Line of Distinctive Condiments Made with Premium Liquor, National Wholesale Launch

Specialty Food Association

Spirit & Co., the first company worldwide to exclusively use premium liquor in all its products, has launched national distribution with European Imports Ltd, a Sysco company ( This partnership supports Spirit & Co.’s objective to be in over 200 stores nationwide by the end of 2021, targeting independent retailers, specialty stores, boutique markets, and upscale grocery and liquor stores.

Spirit & Co. elevates everyday dining by making distinctive sauces with premium liquor. After a successful Kickstarter campaign in Q4 2020, Spirit & Co. is partnering with European Imports as our primary national distributor.

Nick Spencer, the CEO of Spirit & Co., says he is elated to have the sauces introduced to small retail boutiques and independent stores across the US, with Spirit & Co‘s products already available in retail locations in Arkansas, Kansas, Maine, Massachusetts, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Texas, and Washington.

“Our national distribution opportunities with European Imports enable us to supply independent retailers nationwide. Our sauces provide a unique way for boutique retailers to differentiate their product line-up and provide true artisanal items to their customers”, said Spencer. “We already have stores in ten US States and are excited to continue our roll-out nationwide; our plan is to be in over 200 stores by the end of 2021”.

Distinctive Sauces

With products priced in stores at an MSRP of $8.99 per unit, Spirit & Co. has launched an initial range of five distinctive sauces:

- Vodka & Italian Tomato Ketchup - Hand-crafted in small batches with premium American Vodka from select grain, distilled four times and bottled in Kentucky.

- Bourbon & Smokey Bacon BBQ Sauce - Hand-crafted in small batches with Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey, American-owned and produced since 1783.

- Irish Whiskey & Honey Mustard - Hand-crafted in small batches with Barrel Aged Irish Whiskey, master distilled and blended in Ireland.

- Cabernet Sauvignon & Steak Sauce - Hand-crafted in small batches with Cabernet Sauvignon from grapes harvested and produced in Chile.

- Tequila & Green Chile Hot Sauce - Hand-crafted in small batches with authentic 100% Tequila Blanco produced and bottled in Mexico.

The Retailers

Spirit & Co.’s products are in retail locations including:

Brant’s Market, KS

Felix Street Gourmet, MO

Fleishers Craft Butchery, NY

Friends Marketplace, MA

Hyde Park Gourmet, OH

Jungle Jim’s, OH

Sweet Freedom Cheese, AR

Tasteful Things

The French Company Grocer

Wightman Farms

“The response to our sauces from retailers and customers across the country has been fantastic,” said Spencer. “We’re excited to share our distinctive sauces with diverse groups of people around the nation and help them to elevate everyday dining”

About Spirit & Co.

Spirit & Co. is a team of specialty food professionals, led by Nick Spencer.

Spirit & Co. is born from Nick Spencer’s experience as the third generation of his family to work in the food industry, bringing a lifelong passion for food, and years of direct entrepreneurial activity in specialty food. During this time, Spencer has opened major national distribution channels and built strong relationships with retailers, foodservice operators, and food distributors - all of which his team is leveraging for the launch of Spirit & Co.

Since its official launch, Spirit & Co. has been featured in a number of publications, including AIROWS, Touch of Modern, The Hype Magazine, Food Business News, and Authority Magazine.


Spirit & Co.'s distinctive condiments are based on the philosophy that adding premium alcohol enhances flavor and adds excitement, resulting in more enjoyable and better tasting sauces & condiments. The company develops sauces and condiments that connect with everyday American tastes and preferences.

Spirit & Co.’s broad consumer appeal is driven by the following attributes:

- Premium liquor – use of quality beers, wines, and spirits in all products

- Specialty – distinctive and unique versions of best-selling, mass-market products that consumers already know and buy

- Alternate flavors – flavor appeal with both familiar and distinctive food/drink pairings, and across textures and flavors

- Health & wellness – quality ingredients with products that are all natural, gluten free, vegetarian, and with no high fructose corn syrup or artificial preservatives

- Versatile – use as a condiment, dip, marinade, or cooking ingredient

- Flexibility – use to enhance popular everyday American fare across sweet & savory; and breakfast, lunch, and dinner

- Convenience – shelf stable allows for easy storage, gifting, shipping

- Seasonality – products for major holidays eg. Christmas gifts, Thanksgiving, Cinco de Mayo, Memorial Day, 4th of July

To learn more about Spirit & Co. please contact:

Press Contact

Name: Nick Spencer, Owner

Email: [email protected]

Phone number: 312-890-1157

Address: Spencer Foods, 1 Westbrook Corporate Center, suite 300, Westchester, IL 60154

Social: #spiritsauces /#distinctivesauces