Incorporated in 1948 as the Crockett Sales Company, the company was purchased in 1968 by Ed Doty, who changed its name to Doty Distributors, Inc.
Who We Are
We have established a network of warehouses on each of the major neighbor islands with two on Hawaii Island. We can guarantee instant distribution throughout the entire State within one week of the product’s arrival in Honolulu.
In 1976, Schenley Industries purchased the company's stock and changed its name to Paradise Beverages, Inc.
In 1980, Paradise Beverages was purchased by Topa Equities, Ltd. from Schenley. It was during the Doty Distributors' years that sales of alcoholic beverages began. The purchase of Paradise Beverages by Topa Equities, Ltd. opened many new opportunities. The purchase of Cen-Cal Beverages of Hawaii added the Coors and Stroh lines.
In 1988 Paradise Beverages purchased McKesson Wines & Spirits, expanding its wine and spirits division.
In 1995, the company purchased Island Beverages Company and the Miller Brewing Company's family was added to the company's growing portfolio of brands. In 1996, Paradise Beverages acquired the Heineken and Samuel Adams lines from Eagle Distributors.
On September 1, 2012, Paradise Beverages purchased JMD Beverages, a locally owned and operated company. JMD Beverages has become the exclusive wine division of Paradise Beverages and operates as “JMD Beverages” within the company.