Welcome to Horizon Beverage in Rhode Island!


 In 1933 upon the repeal of the Volstead Act, Hyman Fradin founded Charles Fradin, Incorporated. Mr. Fradin, a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Pharmacy in 1924 and a pharmacist by trade, obtained his wholesaler’s Federal Import Permit RI-I-941 in 1936 after a visit from a southerner known as the “Colonel” who interested Mr.Fradin in what was then known as “The Whiskey Business”. The first Rhode Island location was on South Main Street in Providence and consisted of 15,000 square feet. Mr. Hyman Fradin passed away in 1983. By 1956 his son, Paul entered the business. Under Paul Fradin’s leadership the company continued to grow to become the largest full-service distributor in Rhode Island. In 1998, Fradin and all of its subsidiaries were acquired by the Horizon Beverage Group.  It continues to provide the finest selections of products and the highest level of service to its customers in Rhode Island which is the mantra of the Horizon Beverage Group.