Rebecca Creek Distillery receives $15m investment

Rebecca Creek Distillery, one of the largest ‘craft’ distilleries in the US, has received a $15m investment by Dr. Henning Kreke, board chairman of Düsseldorf–based beauty retailer Douglas.

Dr. Henning has acquired a minority stake in the San Antonio-based distillery.

The investment will allow the brand to move forward with plans to build a new distillery that will more than quadruple its current production capability.  

“We are very proud to become a reliable and strong long-term partner as a minority shareholder in Rebecca Creek Distillery,” said Dr. Henning Kreke.

“We will support the company with additional distribution expertise and financial resources to ensure its continued growth.”

Founded in 2009, Rebecca Creek Distillery’s case sales have grown exponentially year-after-year since inception. By the end of 2018, the distillery plans to produce more than 100,000 annual cases of its flagship, Rebecca Creek Fine Texas Whiskey.

"We founded Rebecca Creek Distillery with the goal of producing award-winning, ultra premium whiskeys and vodkas straight from the Texas Hill Country," said Steve Ison, chief executive officer and founder of Rebecca Creek Distillery.

"In order to expand our production and portfolio, we needed the right partner to take us to the next level of growth.

“Dr. Henning Kreke has made this commitment, and with his expertise and support, we look forward to bringing our Texas spirits to the rest of the world with the exact same team and exceptional product quality.”