Built by spirits enthusiasts. Headquartered in Austin, Texas.

Big Thirst, Inc. is a three-tier compliant integrated e-commerce platform for spirits brands to conveniently expand sales and ship products to consumers in more than 40 states. Big Thirst is the spirits industry’s most comprehensive e-commerce sales and marketing company integrated with a compliance, distribution, and sales consultancy, Big Thirst Consulting, and a full-service marketing agency, Big Thirst Marketing. We are a one-stop shop for distilleries to accelerate e-commerce sales to consumers with an online sales solution, website and website store design, distribution management, customer service, digital advertising, email marketing, business analytics, and retailer partner relations for order fulfillment.

The Big Thirst team is deeply involved with the beverage alcohol industry and keenly focused on providing the right solutions for spirits brands to find new routes to market.

Let us get your bottles moving. 


Big Thirst Marketing was founded to tell the compelling story of beverage creators.


Big Thirst Consulting was created to help distilleries get started, grow, and succeed.


Big Thirst, Inc. is formed. Big Cart and Big Data is launched.


Founder, CEO

Mark Shilling

COO & Board Member

Suzanne McGinnis

CMO & Board Member

Joseph Castillo

Consulting Advisory Board

Keri Emerson

Account Manager

Lataye Carr

Account Manager

Rich Plakas

Web Designer & Digital Advertising

Kristin Rice

Marketing Manager

Jennifer Swanson

Public Relations Manager

Jake Holshue

Distillery Production Consulting

Kristen O’Brien

Public Relations Manager

Jake Barnett

Business Development

Alysha Berrios Strader

Social Media Content Creator

Anthony Gorrity

Graphic Design
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