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An Irish whiskey that was once exclusively available in Minnesota is expanding its reach.

Right now, sippers can order a 2 Gingers Irish Whiskey in 9 states, including all 5 states in the Upper Midwest. On Monday, the company announced that it is expanding its reach into 9 additional states this year.

The Business Journal reports that Kieran Folliard quickly grew the brand after launching it in Minnesota in 2011. Folliard sold it to Beam Inc. last year, but the longtime pub operator has stayed on to lead 2 Gingers' expansion.

2 Gingers now is available in Minnesota, Illinois, Iowa, Massachusetts, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Massachusetts and Wisconsin. It's adding distribution in Indiana, Louisiana, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas and Washington.

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