Craft Spirits Exchange (CSX) today announced the launch of the first online community and marketplace dedicated to the world of craft spirits. The platform is now live and open to the public. CSX offers its members a place to explore, share, rate and purchase the best craft spirits for at-home-delivery.
CSX embraces the “craft” distinction by highlighting spirits that showcase quality, craftsmanship and the producer’s passion in every sip. “More than just batch size, type of still or yearly production, these spirits have a unique story or heritage, often produced through innovative, artful or otherwise creative methods,” said Luis Troccoli, Founder and CEO, CSX. “Through select brand partnerships, CSX shares the stories behind the most interesting craft producers.”
“Craft Spirits Exchange offers a unique blend of commerce and content,” said Dave Schmier, Spirits Entrepreneur and Director of Indy Spirits Expo. “It’s exciting to see a platform like CSX that allows consumers to learn more about and purchase some of the greatest spirits currently being distilled around the country.”
CSX is designed as a complete online experience for both craft spirits enthusiasts and novices. By registering at www.drinkcsx.com, members can search for, purchase and review spirits from their desktop and mobile handheld devices. The platform consists of:
- The CSX Community: With a focus on integrating content and community, CSX connects users with the best original and curated content, cocktail recipes, local and regional events, and an interactive platform to share their reviews and tasting notes. With more than 1,100 individual spirits profiled on the site, CSX encourages users to discover new favorites and share their experiences with other members.
- The CSX Marketplace: Craft Spirits Exchange works with the country’s best spirits retailers to provide a single online destination for a broad selection of quality spirits. With a growing number of retail partners located across the country, the CSX marketplace is able to offer premium, limited-release expressions and regionally distributed hidden gems from the world’s best producers.
“Consumers are more proactive than ever when it comes to their buying decisions,” said Stephen Gilberg, Chief Marketing Officer, CSX. “In a 2014 study, Jupiter Research found that 77% of people take the time to read product and service reviews before they make an online purchase. With this in mind, we saw a need in the market to create this type of community and shopping experience specifically for craft spirits.”
Founded by entrepreneur Luis Troccoli, CSX is led by a small group of passionate craft spirits advocates and professionals who saw an unmet need in the marketplace. CSX was created as the first online community where original and curated content meets user reviews alongside a marketplace to purchase craft spirits. To learn more, visit www.drinkcsx.com.
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