History

DET Distributing Company is one of Tennessee’s largest and most progressive family owned beverage distributors, with locations in Nashville and Jackson.  E.E. Dettwiller, father of the current owner and president, founded DET Distributing Company in 1951.  Under the leadership of owner G. Fred Dettwiller, who purchased the company from his father’s estate in 1973, DET Distributing Company has purchased 13 other distributorships.  Today, selling and delivering over 110 brands of beer the company enjoys a large market share in its multi-county service area.

The company employs over 200 people, owns three large climate controlled buildings along with a maintenance facility, distributes products in 24 Tennessee counties, and generates an annual economic impact of over $100 million.

DET Distributing Company has an unrelenting commitment to professionalism, service and excellence.

In 2006 Omni Beverage, a wine, liquor and high alcohol beer boutique distributing company was established.  The company is located in the Nashville warehouse (separate space) with imminent plans to move into a larger facility.  Omni employs a separate sales force for the off premise wine/liquor trade, and DET Distributing On Premise account managers sell and service the retail trade with the high alc beer portfolio.  In 2014 Det acquired local wine and liquor distributor Boondocks.

In 2008, DET Distributing entered into a joint venture named Bardett in Memphis, TN, serving as the MillerCoors beer distributor in Shelby County.