Hood River Distillers, Inc. Acquires Lucid® Absinthe Supérieure

Hood River Distillers, Inc. Acquires Lucid® Absinthe SupérieureContinuing its national rise as an innovative leader in the spirits industry, Hood River Distillers, Inc. announced today its agreement with Viridian Spirits LLC to acquire Lucid Absinthe Supérieure . Lucid is the first genuine absinthe to be legally available in the United States in over 95 years.

Launched in 2007, Lucid is an authentic absinthe crafted and distilled at the historical Combier Distillery, founded in 1834 in Saumur, France. Lucid is formulated by world renowned absinthe expert T.A. Breaux, and is distilled in strict accordance to traditional French methods.

“We are committed to offering a diverse portfolio of premium, quality spirits,” said Ronald Dodge, Hood River Distillers president and CEO. “All of our brands are rooted in history, heritage and authenticity, so the addition of Lucid to our brand roster is a natural fit. We look forward to its strong future in the U.S.”

Unlike many contemporary imitators, Lucid is naturally green in color and features a full measure of Grande Wormwood (Artemesia absinthium), green anise, sweet fennel, and other culinary herbs representative of European traditions and historical absinthe. Each bottle of Lucid is carefully prepared by skilled craftsmen, using ancient copper absinthe alembics.

For more information about Hood River Distillers, Inc., visit www.hrdspirits.com <http://www.hrdspirits.com>  or contact the sales and marketing office at 503.574.3693 or hrdsales@hrdspirits.com.

About Lucid
Launched in 2007, Lucid Absinthe Supérieure (SRP $59.99/750ml) was the first genuine absinthe made with Grande Wormwood to be legally available in the United States since 1912.  Lucid is distilled in strict accordance to traditional French methods, in the historic Combier distillery (Loire Valley, France), founded in 1834 and designed by Gustave Eiffel.  Lucid is distilled entirely from spirits and European whole herbs and uses no artificial additives, oils, or dyes.  Lucid is ideal in both traditional and modern absinthe drinking methods.  Visit Lucid at www.drinklucid.com <http://www.drinklucid.com> .
About Hood River Distillers

Founded in 1934 and headquartered in Hood River, Ore., Hood River Distillers is the Northwest’s largest and oldest importer, producer, bottler, and marketer of distilled spirits. Pendleton®  Whisky, 1910 Rye Whisky, Broker’s® London Dry Gin, SinFire™ Cinnamon Whisky, Yazi® Ginger Vodka, ULLR® Nordic Libation, HRD® Vodka, Lucid® Absinthe Supérieure, and the complete line of Monarch® distilled spirits are just a few of the company’s brands distributed across the country. Hood River Distillers is a member of the Century Council and promotes responsible drinking habits. For more information, visit www.hrdspirits.com <http://www.hrdspirits.com> .