From the Kansas City Business Journal:
After a legal battle with one of the giants of the wine industry, a Lenexa company chose to rename and rebrand itself.
Although the family owned craft distillery’s name change became official on Jan. 1, only last week did Union Horse Distilling Co. LLC – formerly known as Dark Horse Distillery – begin to debut its new branding to the public.
“We’re excited about our new name and chose it because it truly captures the unified spirit it takes to run a homegrown family business,” General Manager Eric Garcia said in a statement. “You’ll notice a unifying force throughout all aspects of our product: from the water to the grain, to the spirit and the barrel; from our location in a metro that straddles Kansas and Missouri, to the family team and business partners that create the product.”
Founded in 2010 and based at 11740 W. 86th Terrace, Union Horse distills and distributes bourbon, rye whiskey, white whiskey and vodka. The distillery has won 36 medals, including 11 gold medals, since 2012.
“We think its further proof of the quality handcrafted spirits we’re creating, with ingredients that are locally sourced and personally monitored from grain to glass, so that we can offer our distinctive perspective on spirits,” Garcia said.
The company is run by four siblings: Eric Garcia; Patrick Garcia, master distiller; Damian Garcia, director of sales and marketing; Mary Garcia Gallagher, events director. In addition to its liquor business, Union Horse runs an event space that is often used for weddings, business events and other celebrations.