Sagamore Spirit of Baltimore, Maryland, announced the appointment of Dayna Dennington as executive vice president of sales, effective Aug. 1. Dennington brings over 15 years of leadership and sales success at some of the world’s most distinguished adult beverage portfolio companies, including Bacardi USA, Stoli Group, Treasury Wine Estates and most recently Fever-Tree USA.
She joins Sagamore Spirit at a time of rapid growth, with the brand’s core expressions – Signature, Cask Strength and Double Oak – continuously winning awards and reigniting passion for Maryland-style rye. Last month, the company nationally launched its line of Sagamore Spirit ready-to-drink cocktails, and last year released its first-ever Bottled-in-Bond rye whiskey, made entirely at its Baltimore distillery.
“Dayna brings invaluable, time-tested industry experience, a rare mix of strategic and creative thinking, a track record of building sales for today and tomorrow, and limitless energy,” said Michael Misiorski, Sagamore Spirit CEO. “Her perseverance is inspiring and her presence on our leadership team will bring fresh perspectives and new ideas. Dayna is as passionate as anyone can be about the potential for Maryland-style rye whiskey, and proud of what our sales team has accomplished. We can’t wait to see what the future holds with her onboard.”
“Having worked for some of adult beverage’s premier suppliers, I see at Sagamore Spirit a team fully up to its task — creative, passionate, remarkably talented people committed to excellence and their brand’s boundless potential,” said Dennington. “To have something that is genuinely ownable in Maryland-distilled rye is a point of difference that isn’t easy to come by, and that energizes me. I’m eager to become part of the leadership team, support our sales team the best way I can and bring new lips to some truly outstanding liquid.”
For more information on Sagamore Spirit, visit www.SagamoreSpirit.com.