Our founding was in November 1987 when Kevin Burke purchased local Miller distributor Dixie Beer. Having been in the beer business since the late 60’s, he recognized the opportunities that existed for someone with his experience, expertise, and commitment to great customer service. Within a few years, the business had outgrown its original building and a new facility was commissioned and built in southwest Louisville. This state of the art facility was built with expanded technological potential and a focus on product quality. Featuring over 150,000 square feet of temperature controlled warehousing, a refrigerated draft cooler, and 2 floors of office space, the building was a welcome change from the old, cramped quarters we had outgrown.
Over the years, the company grew steadily as new brands and products were brought to the market. In 2007 we acquired Mo Moorman Distributor and grew our volume by nearly 50%. This acquisition propelled River City into an even stronger market position and forced us to expand our warehouse in 2009.
By focusing on the needs of our customers and the dynamics of our market we came to the realization that many customers were being underserved when it came to unique, quality wine and craft spirits. With this in mind we launched our Wine & Spirits division in 2011. This addition to our portfolio has allowed us to offer a complete selection of beverage alcohol for all of our customers.
We’ve taken the time to grow and expand with care, learning the market’s needs every step of the way. We know the locals’ tastes, because we’re locals.