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Wild Tonic Kombucha partners with Nackard Bottling Co.

Wild Tonic Kombucha partners with Nackard Bottling Co.

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Mountain Living cover March 2019

The March issue of Northern Arizona's Mountain Living magazine salutes women in business with a cover story on Wild Tonic creator and founder Holly Lyman. 

WILD TONIC Jun Kombucha has partnered with Nackard Bottling Co. to expand distribution of their locally-made premium Classic Jun Kombucha throughout Northern Arizona, starting mid-November of this year. 

"We are so thrilled to work with Nackard," Holly Lyman, founder of WILD TONIC, said. "With their deep roots in Northern Arizona, we couldn't dream of a better company to partner with to expand our market presence and make WILD TONIC available to more customers in Northern Arizona."

Founded in 1943, Nackard Bottling Co. provides the top name-brand sot drinks, energy drinks, teas and bottled water. Headquartered in Flagstaff, the company operates throughout Northern Arizona, with additional locations in Prescott, Show Low and Globe. The Nackard Companies has built a reputation on excellent service, its hometown approach to knowing the customers and community involvement. While Nackard will distribute WILD TONIC's Classic Jun Kombucha, its sister company, Legacy Beverage, will continue to provide Northern Arizona with WILD TONIC's 5.6 percent and 7.6 percent ABV Hard Jun Kombucha. 

"Holly and her team have built a fantastic brand, and we couldn't be happier to add WILD TONIC to our portfolio. With both companies calling Northern Arizona home, the partnership is a perfect match," Palmer Nackard, vice president of the Nackard Companies, said. 

WILD TONIC is a passionately crafted brew made by fermentation of organic tea, honey and a symbiotic culture of bacteria and yeast (SCOBY). Each bottle contains more than 1 billion probiotics at the time of production and has zero gluten, added sulfites or artificial flavoring. Jun differs from its traditional Kombucha cousins, which are made with cane sugar, know to produce a more sour profile--while Jun presents a palate-pleasing, smooth effervesence. Fans and skeptics will find they can enjoy a milder tasting Kombucha due to the use of organic honey in Jun. 

Distributed since 2015, WILD TONIC has been featured in publications such as Forbes, The Food Network, Sunset Magazine, The Washington Post, Food & Beverage Magazine, and PopSugar. The Jun brewery holds prestigious industry awards such as Beverage Industry Magazine's "Innovate Product of the Year 2017," and is the winner of gold medals at the Great International Beer, Cider, Mead and Sake Competition and the Proof Awards by Food & Beverage Magazine. As a premium beverage, WILD TONIC can be found at esteemed resorts and restaurants across the country, including L'Auberge de Sedona, the Palazzo Las Vegas, Four Seasons, Canyon Ranch and Emeril Lagasse's Restaurants.  

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