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Preiss Imports

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Preiss Imports

432 Maple Street, Unit #4

Ramona, California,92065

United States

Company Description

At Preiss Imports, your input is essential to our business. If you have any questions or comments regarding our products or web site, please feel free to contact us. ...more

Background Information

Employment History

National Sales Coordinator

Casa D'Aristi


Principal

HPS Distributors


Affiliations

Sonoma Cider

Member Board of Directors


California Fruit Wine Company

Advisory Board Member


Banks Rum

Senior Advisor To the Executive Chairman and Brand Ambassador


Education

business degree

Rio Hondo College


Web References(81 Total References)


californiafruitwine.com

Henry Preiss - California Fruit Wine
Henry Preiss Founder, Preiss Imports Principal, HPS Epicurean Henry established himself as an innovative and well-known leader in the wine and spirits industry by importing premium liquor specialties with Preiss Imports, namely Luxardo, Hirsch Bourbon, and Chinaco Tequila. An expert in branding and strategic distribution, Henry's passion for bringing unique and fine liquors to the US from around the world continues to develop through his newest venture, HPSepicurean.


richardcarletonhacker.com [cached]

"For years we were quite successful with aged single malts," says Henry Preiss, president of Springbank's importer, Preiss Imports in Ramona (San Diego County).
And Preiss Imports has acquired a supply of Benriach 12-, 16- and 20-year- old single malts, and is also importing cask-strength whiskies from independent bottler Duncan Taylor, who, according to Preiss, "won't touch anything less than 21 years old." "People have been enjoying the really good stuff for years, with no thought to the future," Preiss says.


talesofthecocktail.com [cached]

- Henry Preiss | henry@preissimports.com
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marketwatchmag.com [cached]

Henry Preiss launches spirits arm of HPS Epicurean under familiar moniker.
Preiss Imports-part of HPS Epicurean-markets a number of artisanal products, including Bailoni Gold apricot schnapps and liqueur from Austria. Preiss Imports-part of HPS Epicurean-markets a number of artisanal products, including Bailoni Gold apricot schnapps and liqueur from Austria. Ramona, California-based importing company HPS Epicurean recently announced a partial rebranding after reacquiring the rights to the name Preiss Imports. Founded by Henry Preiss and his daughter Nicole Preiss in 2012, HPS Epicurean imports a number of artisanal spirits, wine and food brands. A veteran importer for the past four decades, Henry Preiss first founded Preiss Imports in 1987. The company handled such brands as Luxardo liqueurs and cocktail cherries, Darroze Armagnac, Chinaco Tequila and Hirsch Bourbon. In 2008, it was acquired by The Griffin Group, which subsequently bought Anchor Brewers & Distillers. When Henry and Nicole launched HPS Epicurean, they couldn't use the Preiss name. "We wanted to work with brands that were totally immersed in their work and their products-people that have heart, passion and soul in their business," Henry says. "That's how we got HPS. It also happens to stand for Henry Preiss Selection, but without using the Preiss name." Over the past few years, Preiss Imports has built up a portfolio of niche, artisanal products from around the world. The range includes a number of liqueurs, bitters, aperitifs and other esoteric items. "We focus on brands that offer something new, as well as existing companies that have never had a shot at the U.S. market," Henry explains. "We aren't the biggest importer, but we give every supplier a place to grow from." The portfolio includes Polugar ($40 to $200-plus a 750-ml. bottle), an Eastern European "bread wine" that's described as "the father of vodka and the brother of whiskey. It's distilled from wheat or rye, bottled at 38.5-percent abv, and flavored with such ingredients as caraway, garlic, pepper, honey and allspice. The top-selling product by value is Marca Negra mezcal, which includes five variants ($66 to $143). Preiss Imports also offers Casa d'Aristi rum-based liqueurs ($29 to $33), made in Mexico's Yucatán Peninsula. The line includes the 30-percent abv Kalani, flavored with fresh coconut milk; the 30-percent abv Huana, made from guanabana fruit; and the 35-percent abv XTA and 30-percent abv Xtabentún, which both use honey from local stingless bees. "Italian spirits and products have grown in the past thanks to Italian restaurants, and I believe very strongly that Mexico is going to dominate that position in the coming years," Henry says, noting that the liqueurs lead in volume thanks to their marketability. "They make a great cocktail with Tequila or mezcal, and people end up using them a lot," he adds. The HPS Epicurean portfolio is currently available in 28 states and also features wines and select food products, such as a sal de gusano made in partnership with Marca Negra. As the company reclaims the Preiss Imports name, Henry is continuing to add new products, including By the Dutch genever ($45 a 750-ml. bottle) and Batavia arrack ($63) from Holland; Bailoni Gold Apricot liqueur and schnapps ($40 to $50) from Austria; and Ferdinand's Saar Dry gin ($65), Saar Quince liqueur ($60), vermouth ($23.50) and Sweet Symphony bitters ($24 a 100-ml. package) from Germany. "I represent small companies, but we create brands through hard work rather than money," Henry says.


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Henry Preiss
Preiss Imports Preiss Imports Comes Home July 5, 2016 HPS Epicurean is delighted and very proud to announce the launch of Preiss Imports as the signature name for their portfolio of spirits. The Preiss Imports insignia represents all the blood, sweat and years- decades in fact- of building a specialty spirits company from the ground up. Henry Preiss founded Preiss Imports in the 1980s. Diligent, industrious and unflappable to the core, Henry led the company to great success, representing an award-winning portfolio of 500 products from 33 suppliers. Although galvanized and moving forward with a new business venture, Henry had to leave behind an emblematic slice of his lifelong career- the designation of Preiss Imports. Preiss Family Legacy Within a year of parting ways with Anchor, Henry and his daughter Nicole founded HPS Epicurean-a company dedicated to the fusion of culinary arts, spirits and wine. Luckily, Henry regained ownership of the moniker as soon as it became available, and this official Preiss Imports launch commemorates the abiding Preiss legacy. Henry and Nicole Preiss will continue to seek out high-caliber brands from around the globe that exemplify traditional craftsmanship, authenticity and cultural provenance. Henry founds HPS Epicurean with daughter, Nicole Preiss. Henry Preiss awarded the prestigious Chevalier de l'Ordre du Mérite Agricole: exceptional service in the advancement of French foods and beverages. Listed in Who's Who of San Diego, California Business Professionals. Henry Preiss remains CEO/President. Henry Preiss is elected youngest ever president of Wine & Spirits Importers Club of Southern California. 1980 Preiss International Henry Preiss founds the company Preiss International. Henry is named Executive Vice President.


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