Santa Fe Spirits Announces State Grant for Distillery Expansion

Mar 25, 2016

SANTA FE, NM (for immediate release) – Award-winning distillery Santa Fe Spirits is expanding its facility and hiring new staff to increase production as it expands nationally and internationally. The expansion is made possible in part by a combined economic development grant from the State of New Mexico and City of Santa Fe.

“Santa Fe Spirits is a great example of how incentives can help small businesses expand, create new jobs and increase production,” said Economic Development Cabinet Secretary Jon Barela. “We want to continue to help our local manufacturers succeed as we continue to diversify our economy and bring new dollars to the state of New Mexico.”

Santa Fe Spirits owner Colin Keegan has invested heavily in the company since it began operations in 2010. Santa Fe Spirits is distributed in eight states and three countries and will continue to grow at a feverish pace for the next few years. The current facility is too small to accommodate future growth.

“This grant allows us to add more manufacturing and storage capacity and good jobs as we plan for continued growth. We are grateful the State of New Mexico and the City of Santa Fe are investing in us and we want to do our part in growing the local economy and improving the community,” said Keegan.

The new 4,000 square foot building will be funded by $325,000 in Local Economic Development Act funds and $100,000 in incentives and waived fees from the City of Santa Fe. Santa Fe Spirits has committed to hiring 14 full-time employees over the next several years.

“Colin and his team are creating great jobs and increasing business for local agriculture, all while contributing to Santa Fe’s unique cultural brand,” said Santa Fe Mayor Javier Gonzales.

For more information, contact Adam Vincent, marketing manager: or 505-467-8892.