About Us

We started our company in 2010, as a result of a master’s degree thesis project and a group of really dedicated people who share our vision. We are still family owned and operated, and try to always keep our family feel.

Our culture is less “corporate” and more creative. Our building walls are brightly colored, windows are tilted on angle, and we have an air conditioned warehouse for our employees. We cook lunch for everyone every day with our full-time cook, have massage days, and celebrate our successes. In short, we have personality, and it shows not only in our brands, and our building, but also our people.

Our brands are a reflection of our personality. We wanted first and foremost high quality, exceptional style with our bottles and labels, offered at a reasonable and fair price. We create great tasting brands. Our brands have a story behind them based on where we have lived and people who have transformed our lives. We hope you join our journey to these places and share our vision.

Owners

MK4Merrilee Kick created the BuzzBallz concept and founded the company in Carrollton, Texas with the goal to revolutionize the world of mixed drinks. She had the idea to make new, unbreakable containers so she invented the first plastic beverage ‘can’ sold in the USA. Her thought was to create a product that was safe for all activities like the beach, pool, camping, or tailgating with drinks prepared like you would make them at home with real juice and natural ingredients. She wanted customers to be able to purchase ‘by the drink’ and mix and match flavors without being forced to buy a 4 or 6-pack. Lastly, she wanted a good, strong drink that isn’t watered down-one strong enough to put you in the party spirit. In 2016, she transformed the company to complement the ready-to- drink part of the business. Southern Champion has a broader scope and utilizes the talents and equipment to create spirit and wine lines with a focus on premium brands with exceptional style.

Alex1Alex, part owner and founder, helped design the BuzzBallz concept. He has been involved in the company since its conception by assisting in the development of flavors and marketing strategies. He oversees all aspects of the business and is involved in many of the day-to day operations of the company. Alex works at the BuzzBallz headquarters in Carrollton, TX and is always looking for new ventures and business partners.

Andrew1Andrew, part owner and founder, helped develop many of the flavors and contributed to the revolutionary way BuzzBallz separates itself from the rest of its competitors. He has been involved in every aspect of the company, offering him valuable experience on how to adapt in new or unknown work environments. Andrew has taken this experience and applied it to his position as a sales representative within the company. He also works extensively with product development and brainstorming new ideas that could possibly transform the alcohol industry.

OUR TEAM

CEO

Merrilee Kick
kick@southern-champion.com

PRESIDENT

Alex Kick
alexkick@southern-champion.com

VICE PRESIDENT

Andrew Kick
andrew.kick@southern-champion.com
California

SHIPPING/RECEIVING/POS

Tina Kick
tina.kick@southern-champion.com
Main Office: 972-242-3777

PLANT MANAGER

Cheo Cavil
cheo.cavil@southern-champion.com
Main Office: 972-242-3777

LEGAL COUNSEL

Charles Irvin
charles.irvin@southern-champion.com
Main Office: 972-242-3777

BILLING/INVOICING

ap@southern-champion.com
Main Office: 972-242-3777

Administration

admin@buzzballz.com
Main Office: 972-242-3777

SALES TEAM

SALES TEAM

Blair Casey, VP Sales/Marketing
blair.casey@southern-champion.com

Ronnie Ellis, Sales Director, East Region
ronnie.ellis@southern-champion.com
Ohio, New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts

Phil Musser, Sales Director, West Region
phil.musser@southern-champion.com

Andrew Kick , Sales Director, West Coast
andrew.kick@southern-champion.com
California

Robin Kelley, National Chain Sales Director
robin.kelley@southern-champion.com

Adam Vesely,  National On-Premise Director
adam.vesely@southern-champion.com

Tina Stefonowicz,  On-Premise Sales Manager
tina.stefonowica@southern-champion.com
Texas

Bradley Cooper,  Sales Manager
brad.cooper@southern-champion.com
Montana, Wyoming, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Colorado

Darren Summers, Sales Manager
darren.summers@southern-champion.com
Texas, Louisiana, Hawaii

Dean Roudi, Sales Manager
dean.roudi@southern-champion.com
Kansas, Oklahoma, Arkansas

Nanci McCook, Sales Manager
nanci.mccook@southern-champion.com
Alabama, Florida, Tennessee, South Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia, Mississippi, Georgia

Darolyn Skelton, Sales Manager
darolyn.skelton@southern-champion.com
New Mexico, Arizona, Nevada,  Washington, Idaho

Kevin Paschke, Sales Manager
kevin.paschke@southern-champion.com
Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, Wisconsin, Illinois, Michigan, Indiana, Kentucky

Merrilee Kick, International Sales
kick@southern-champion.com
Bermuda, China, Puerto Rico, Taiwan, Philippines, Hong Kong, Mexico

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Dedicated to the Icy winters of Sweden where vodka is King. Lift your spirits and raise your glass to the new King of Vodka! XIII Kings Vodka is the Smoothest Vodka on the Market.

8x Distilled. 5x Filtered. 13x Perfected.
Alc. By Vol. 40% (80 proof)

2018 GOLD MEDAL WINNER
World Spirits Award Teilnehmer

2018 SILVER MEDAL WINNER
Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America

2018 BRONZE MEDAL WINNER
San Francisco World Spirits Competition

2018 BRONZE MEDAL WINNER
Tastings.com

2017 GOLD MEDAL WINNER
MicroLiquor Spirit Awards

2017 GOLD MEDAL WINNER
New York International Spirits Competition

2017 SILVER OUTSTANDING MEDAL WINNER
International Wine & Spirits Competition

2017 SILVER MEDAL WINNER
San Diego Spirts Festival International Spirits Competition

2017 SILVER MEDAL WINNER
Denver International Spirits Awards

2017 SILVER PACKAGING AWARD
MicroLiquor Spirit Awards

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This bottle was crafted to capture the essence of the Rocky Mountains. Bold flavors of Rocky Mountain juniper and pine, finished with hints of lemon & orange peel, lime, black currant (Cassis), anise & coriander. Blended to make the best gin on the market. Andrew John’s Gin is the smoothest gin on the market.

8x Distilled * 5x Filtered
Distilled from Corn * Gluten Free * Kosher
Alc. By Vol. 40% (80 proof)

2018 Gold Medal Winner
Wine and Spirit Wholesales of America

2018 Silver Medal Winner
World Spirits Award Teilnehmer

2018 Silver Medal Winner
San Francisco World Spirits Competition

2018 Bronze Medal Winner
Tastings.com

2017 Triple Gold Medal Winner
MicroLiquor Spirit Awards

2017 Gold Packaging Winner
MicroLiquor Spirit Awards

2017 Silver Medal Winner
New York International Spirits Competition

2017 Bronze Medal Winner
International Wine & Spirit Competition

2017 Bronze Medal Winner
San Diego Spirits Festival International Spirits Competition

2017 Bronze Medal Winner
Denver International Spirits Competition

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Bask in the flavor of luscious vanilla, with notes of oak and spice to trail on the savory finish. Pelican Harbor Rum is Unsurpassed Quality & Flavor. The Best Tasting Rum on the Market.

Gluten Free * Kosher
Alc. By Vol. 40% (80 proof)

PELICAN HARBOR RUM

2018 Gold Medal Winner
World Spirts Award Teilnehmer
2018 Bronze Medal Winner
San Francisco World Spirits Competition 
2017 Triple Gold Medal Winner
MicroLiquor Spirit Award
2017 Silver Medal Winner
Wine & Spirit Wholesalers of America
2017 Silver Medal Winner
Denver International Spirits Competition
2017 Bronze Medal Winner
International Wine & Spirits Competition
2017 Bronze Packaging Award
International Wine & Spirits Competition
2017 Bronze Packaging Award
MicroLiquor Spirits Awards
2017 Bronze Medal Winner
New York International Spirits Competition


PELICAN HARBOR BLACK RUM

2018 Gold Medal Winner
World Spirits Award Teilnehmer
2018 Gold Medal Winner
Wine and Spirit Wholesalers of America
2018 Bronze Medal Winner
San Francisco World Spirits Competition
2017 Gold Medal Winner
New York International Spirits Competition
2017 VSBI Dark Rum of the Year
New York International Spirits Competition
2017 Gold Medal Winner
Denver International Spirits Competition
2017 Silver Medal Winner
MicroLiquor Spirit Awards
2017 Bronze Medal Winner
International Wine & Spirit Competition
2017 Bronze Medal Winner
San Diego Spirits Festival International Spirits Competition

 

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After carefully maturing in wooden casks, we go barrel by barrel, selecting the best tasting bourbons to create a whiskey with rich flavors of smoked maple, vanilla, nutmeg, oak, and malted barley with hints of rye from American’s proudest whiskey making regions: Kentucky and Tennessee. Crooked Fox Blended Bourbon Whiskey is the Best in Class!

BLENDED BOURBON WHISKEY
Alc. By Vol. 40% (80 proof)

2018 GOLD MEDAL WINNER
World Spirits Award Teilnehmer
2018 SILVER MEDAL WINNER
 Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America
2018 SILVER MEDAL WINNER
San Francisco World Spirits Competition
2017 GOLD MEDAL WINNER
MicroLiquor Spirits Awards
2017 SILVER OUTSTANDING MEDAL WINNER
International Wine & Spirits Competition
2017 SILVER MEDAL WINNER
North American Bourbon Whiskey Competition
2017 SILVER MEDAL WINNER
New York International Spirits Competition
2017 SILVER OUTSTANDING MEDAL WINNER
International Wine & Spirit Competition
2017 SILVER MEDAL WINNER
Denver International Spirits Competition
2017 BRONZE PACKAGING AWARD
MicroLiquor Spirits Awards
2017 BRONZE MEDAL WINNER
North American Whiskey Competition (Tastings.com)

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Our Closet Freak White Wine is a lightly golden California Moscato with aromas of freshly whipped cotton candy, creme bruelee and floral jasmine.

Alc. 13% by Vol.
Vinted and Bottled by Kick Family Estates
San Lucas, California

2018 SILVER MEDAL WINNER
Wine and Spirits Wholesalers of America

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  • 15-20% Alcohol by volume (depending on the state)
  • Less sugar than other major brands
  • Contains no high fructose corn syrup
  • Made using 100% juice and Vodka, Rum or Tequila

Plastic container perfect for the beach, camping, pool, tailgating, picnics, Jacuzzi!
All products are Kosher Certified
Containers are made with 100% recyclable materials!

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  • 15% – 17% Alcohol by volume (depending on the state)
  • Less sugar than other major brands
  • Contains no high fructose corn syrup
  • Made using 100% juice and orange wine

Plastic container perfect for the beach, camping, pool, tailgating, picnics, Jacuzzi!
All products are Kosher Certified
Containers are made with 100% recyclable materials!

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