Press Release (ePRNews.com) - New York, NY - Nov 01, 2016 - Global Spirits USA, a privately-held, international manufacturer and marketer of wines and spirits, has signed Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits as its distributor of record for the State of South Carolina beginning November 1 to distribute Khortytsa Vodka.
In January of 2016, Southern Wine & Spirits of America, Inc. and Glazer’s, Inc., two of the country’s leading wine and spirits distributors, signed a a definitive agreement that created the largest North American wine and spirits distribution company, serving supplier and customer partners from coast to coast.
“The fact that one of the nation’s largest distributors has agreed to add our brands to their portfolio is further proof that Khortytsa Vodka is making serious inroads with consumers, retailers and restaurateurs.”
Southern Glazer’s Wine and Spirits, LLC distributes more than 150 million cases of wine and spirits annually, cover nearly 90% of the legal drinking age (LDA) population in the U.S., employ more than 20,000 team members, and has operations in 41 states plus the District of Columbia, the Caribbean, and Canada.
“Southern Glazer’s is known for an unparalleled selection of world-class wines and spirits,” notes Steve Ackerman, national sales director, Global Spirits USA, LLC. “The fact that one of the nation’s largest distributors has agreed to add our brands to their portfolio is further proof that Khortytsa Vodka is making serious inroads with consumers, retailers and restaurateurs.”
“South Carolina is a growing vodka market,” says Ackerman. “Khortytsa is a quality vodka at a terrific price point that is quickly gaining ground with consumers.”
Ukraine’s famed Khortytsa (Hor-Ti-Tsa) Distillery was named among the world’s best distilleries at the 2014 New York International Spirits Competition (NYISC).
The Khortytsa Distillery is located in Zaporozhe near Khortytsa Island. This ancient island’s history dates back thousands of years and reaches the roots of civilization. It is considered a sacred place in Ukraine and is one of the country’s seven wonders.
Built in 2003, the Khortytsa Distillery is among the world’s finest distilleries. It uses a local organic filter containing schungite (a unique natural mineral) which allows it to get as close as possible to the structure of natural water. The filtration process is further enhanced with special birch and alder-tree charcoal and quartz sand sourced near the famous Ural Mountains.
Currently, there are four items within the Khortytsa line imported to the United States: Khortytsa Platinum, which is the most popular item in the line, retailing for $13.99per 750 ml.; Khortytsa Ice, with a bottle color that changes when chilled, retails for $13.99per 750 ml.; Khortytsa Honey Pepper, which offers a spicy zing to a variety of cocktails, retails for $13.99 per 750 ml., and Khortytsa De Luxe for vodka connoisseurs, is a “super premium” vodka with a suggested retail of $25.99 for a 750 ml. bottle.
About Global Spirits:
A Fortune 500 company in Europe, Global Spirits was established in 2008 and has operational hubs in New York, Moscow and Kiev. Key strategic brands include: Khortytsa Vodka (3rd largest selling international vodka brand*) and Morosha Vodka (fastest growing international vodka brand**), Pervak Vodka (acquired in 2013) and LEAF Vodka (launched in the US October 2013).
*According to IWSR, Khortytsa was the third largest selling global vodka brand at 6.4MM cases.
**IWSR Magazine – The Real 100 Source :
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