Kona Gold Solutions Inc., Melbourne, Fla., has entered into a distribution agreement with Kentucky Eagle Inc., Lexington, Ky., the largest distribution deal to date, the companies say. Kentucky Eagle will distribute the company’s Kona Gold Hemp Energy Drinks and HighDrate CBD Energy Waters within the great state of Kentucky.

Distributing products within Central Kentucky for 71 years, Kentucky Eagle operates out of a new 190,000-square-foot facility that is the first Anheuser-Busch LEED Certified distributor in the nation, it says. The team consists of 130 vehicles that service more than 1,500 accounts in 37 counties, with sales of 4.9 million cases a year on its way from distributing beer to being a total beverage distributor within the past few years, it adds. Its portfolio consists of more than 400 brands of domestic, craft and import beers, spirits, wines, ciders, specialty beverages, mixers, energy drinks, waters, teas and food.

“I am excited to announce that Kentucky Eagle has joined our network of distribution partners,” said Chris Selinger, vice president of sales for Kona Gold, in a statement. “Kentucky Eagle has an impeccable reputation in their market and are the premier distributor in Lexington, Ky. I look forward to working closely with the Kentucky Eagle team as we expand our Kona Gold line of products into the great state of Kentucky.”

A rollout for February or March is planned. BI