How Imported Vodka Will Perform in 2018

Imported vodka brands face a challenging environment in the U.S. market. Overall growth remains fairly flat and imports face competition from domestic vodka and American craft brands. And of course, brown spirits (especially whiskey)...

Interview: Nicole Portwood On Tito’s Vodka Turning 20

There was a time when Tito’s Handmade Vodka was not ubiquitous. That was before the oil-driller-turned-mortgage-salesman-turned-craft distiller Tito Beveridge hand-built his own copper pot still in Austin, TX, in the ‘90s. Two decades later, his vodka brand...

How American Vodkas Highlight Origin To Compete With Imports

Like amber fields of grain, a wave of patriotism is rousing sentiments and opening pocketbooks of American consumers. Certainly, a buy-American impulse is helping sales of domestic vodkas, many of which have made that...

How Flavored Vodkas Adapted to Mixology and the Modern Consumer

One of the keys behind making exceptional cocktails is the concept of sessionability, a term used to describe a drink guests can enjoy throughout an evening without it becoming tiresome, overbearing or otherwise unsatisfactory....

Interview: How Stoli Adapted to the Gluten-Free Consumer Lifestyle

Stoli Group USA recently introduced Stoli Gluten Free, a new vodka made from corn and buckwheat. The latest addition to Stoli’s portfolio features the words “Gluten Free” on the front label and meets the...

New Head Distiller at Hangar One Indicative of Women’s Expanding Roll in Spirits

There’s a women’s movement in spirits that is rapidly expanding. Top roles in production and representation are increasingly filled by females. Hangar One Vodka is in line with this trend. Last January, the brand named Caley...

These Imported Craft Vodkas Are Hot in America

The majority of vodka category growth in 2014 was in the imported segment and smaller, boutique brands. These brands are providing retailers and consumers alike the opportunity to hunt for the next hot new vodka. Sifting...

The Birth of a Craft Distillery: Tommyrotter

It’s boom time for craft distilling. Drinkers today have a taste for local, small-batch spirits. Increasing numbers of small distilleries are firing up stills across the nation. Take Tommyrotter Distillery in Buffalo. The staff here numbers two. Opened last...

Twenty Grand Vodka Peach, Bottle Redesign

Twenty Grand Vodka has released a new flavor: Peach. Bottled at 80 proof, Twenty Grand Peach is an infusion of French vodka, VS cognac and natural peach flavors. It is priced at $29.99 a 750-ml and will be...

Heaven Hill Acquires Deep Eddy Vodka

Heaven Hill Brands has added Deep Eddy Vodka to their lineup. The nation’s largest family-owned and operated distilled spirits supplier, Heaven Hill recently entered into an agreement to acquire the fast-growing vodka brand, and its distillery, from Eliza Spring,...

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