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BuzzBallz Selects Closure Systems International’s DS-Lok 28mm Closure for Pre-Mixed Cocktails


October 22, 2015
By Business Wire News

INDIANAPOLIS

BuzzBallz, LLC has chosen Closure Systems International (CSI) as the exclusive closure supplier for its new BuzzBallz Shooterz ready-to-drink shots brand. The brand provides favorite bar shots packaged in 750 ml bottles, topped with CSI’s DS-Lok 28mm closure and an attached shot glass.

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BuzzBallz bottles (Photo: Business Wire)

BuzzBallz bottles (Photo: Business Wire)

BuzzBallz Shooterz are 60 proof (30% ABV) and come in an assortment of flavors. Flavors include: Lemon Squeeze, Chocolate Caramel Cake, Red Hot Cinnamon Shot, Jalapeño Lime and Licorice Bomb. “The consumer benefit is in the quality of the product along with the design and packaging,” stated Alex Kick, BuzzBallz’ Vice President. Kick went on to explain that the founders of BuzzBallz have a list of qualities that they want in their dream drinks and in the packaging. “We want the product to be tasty, strong enough, and made with real fruit juice and the package to be colorful, portable, unbreakable and recyclable,” Kick added.

The BuzzBallz Shooterz package design delivers. It includes a plastic container, closure and shot glass, perfect for pools, barbecues and other outdoor and indoor events. CSI’s DS-Lok 28mm closure, capping equipment and technical support provided the ideal integrated sealing solution. The DS-Lok closure is specifically designed for distilled spirits, delivering outstanding performance, tamper evidence and aesthetics. The cap is engineered to perform within a full range of bottle tolerances and provides consistent, high speed application, ensuring that the integrity of the product is protected and maximum operational efficiency is achieved. “CSI’s technical knowledge and application problem-solving were important,” said Kick. “We not only wanted a quality closure for our package, but also needed an experienced partner to help achieve a trouble-free rollout.”

In addition to the new Shooterz ready-to-drink shots, the BuzzBallz brand also includes a line of pre-mixed cocktails and chillers. BuzzBallz has enjoyed explosive growth since its first Texas-based shipment in 2010. Distribution continues to expand nationally, and international expansion is on the horizon.

For more information about this unique “Ready-to-Shoot” brand, contact:

BuzzBallz, LLC
Alex Kick, Vice President
2114 McDaniel Drive
Carrollton, TX 75006
469-363-6656
alexkick@buzzballz.com

For more information about CSI’s DS-Lok 28mm distilled spirits cap and other closure and capping options, please contact:

Closure Systems International
Phil King, Sr. Global Marketing Manager
7702 Woodland Drive
Indianapolis, Indiana 46278
317-390-5097
csifeedback@csiclosures.com

About CSI

Closure Systems International, Inc. (CSI) is recognized as a global leader in closure design, manufacturing and high speed application systems. In addition to quality closures and capping equipment, CSI provides unparalleled customer and technical services globally. Major categories served include carbonated soft drinks, bottled water, juices, isotonics, teas, adult beverages, liquid dairy, foods and automotive fluids. CSI’s closure systems solutions help customers maximize profits by increasing the marketability of their brands and optimizing their total cost of operations. In its 28 locations worldwide, CSI employs approximately 3,400 people. CSI is part of the Reynolds Packaging Group, an operating division of Rank Group Limited. Visit CSI’s website at www.csiclosures.com.

Please contact Jane Haywood-Rollins at +317-390-5050 with general trade press or marketing communication inquiries.

About BuzzBallz

BuzzBallz is a groundbreaking liquor company on a mission to make premium pre-mixed cocktails portable, affordable, and fun. Founded in Texas in 2009, BuzzBallz now offers three unique brands at retailers nationwide. Original BuzzBallz are 15-20% ABV, made from 100% juice and fine vodka, rum, or tequila, and individually packaged in unbreakable, eco-friendly plastic balls. BuzzBallz Chillerz are 15-17% ABV, made with 100% juice, orange wines, and 188 proof brandy, and packaged just like the originals. New BuzzBallz Shooterz are 30% ABV blends of vodka or tequila in favorite bar shots flavors, each one packaged in a custom 750mL bottle featuring a built-in shot glass. All BuzzBallz products are kosher-certified and made using only 100% juice and natural sugars (no high-fructose corn syrup). Learn more at buzzballz.com.

Closure Systems International, Inc.
Jane Haywood-Rollins, +317-390-5050