Dallas-based Oak & Eden has officially announced the recent and pivotal addition to their team of James Campbell, SVP of Sales and National Accounts. After 27 years in numerous and varied leadership roles within the E&J Gallo Winery and Southern Glazer’s Wine and Spirits, James brings a proven track record of success and is duly equipped to lead Oak & Eden as it scales nationally.
“The track record of success and yet unrealized massive potential of the Oak & Eden brand within an already progressive and dynamic whiskey category was extremely enticing to me,” stated Campbell. “With four patents secured on a brand that features unmatched innovation within the industry, national industry accomplishments on its resume, and a key lineup of national partners taking a significant position with Oak & Eden, the brand is poised for unprecedented growth across all channels.”
In just three years, Oak & Eden has secured distribution in 21 states across the nation and has done so with key partners such as Meijer, Walmart, Total Wine & More, Spec’s, Club Corp and many more. “We have established the brand of Oak & Eden as an emerging market leader in the craft spirits segment,” said Joe Giildenzopf, co-founder and CEO of Oak & Eden. “We recognize that there is room for monumental growth and we believe that there is no one more fitting to help us achieve our path to scale than James Campbell.”
Oak & Eden Whiskey has pioneered a patented process called “In-Bottle Finishing,” where a 5” long spiral-cut piece of wood called the Spire is placed into every fully-aged bottle of whiskey, imparting new flavors and characteristics to the whiskey that wouldn’t be achieved in the aging barrel alone. This technique has propelled Oak & Eden to become one of the fastest growing new spirits brands in the industry and has led to Oak & Eden earning some of the most prestigious accolades in the industry. These accolades include 25+ international Double Gold and Gold medals, being recognized as the #1 Whiskey Under $100 by Wide Open Eats, being named one of the Top 10 Whiskeys Made in the US by Best Products, and recognition as one of The Spirits Business’ Top 50 most innovative spirits brands of 2018.