Tito’s Handmade Vodka has appointed Spirit Cartel as its new distributor for the UK and signed a sponsorship deal with Equal Measures.

Brands Report 2024: Vodka

04 January, 2024

­The top spot back and forth of recent years continues, with other familiar names jostling for the rest of the list.

Ukrainian vodka brand Dima’s Vodka has partnered with Drinks Distilled to launch a Pickled Martini gift set, with £5 from every gift set going towards first aid kits for Ukraine.

Altamura Distilleries has introduced Lorenzo Di Cola, formerly of the Experimental Cocktail Club group, to its team as international head of brand across all key global markets, including Italy, the US, UK and India.

Drinks distributor Speciality Brands has signed an agreement with Chopin Vodka, to exclusively distribute the Polish brand in the UK from this October.

Tito’s Handmade Vodka has announced the appointment of new distributors in nine markets in Slovakia and the Balkans.

Belvedere has released its Belvedere 10, crafted from the single harvest of one rye field.

Desi Daru Vodka launches

27 April, 2023

Desi Daru, a vodka brand that celebrates both India and Britain, has announced its official launch.

Absolut expands its product portfolio as the company’s global NPD plans this year include two new product ranges and a new addition to its current flavour vodka range.

Tito’s Handmade Vodka has appointed three new distributors in Germany, Greece, and Hungary, increasing its footprint in Europe.

Tito’s Handmade Vodka has strengthened its presence in Eastern Europe and Central Asia with the appointment of new distributors in Georgia, Azerbaijan, and Kyrgyzstan.

Black Cow vodka will be partnering with Virgin Atlantic this Christmas for a festive serve on select long-haul flights from December 24 - 26. 

Brewdog Distilling Co has announced the launch of a new portfolio of vodkas produced using beer that doesn’t meet the brewery’s standards for release.

Ukrainian vodka brand Nemiroff has partnered with Disaronno International for exclusive distribution in the Benelux market.

Yorkshire, England, spirit brand Slingsby has expanded its ready-to-drink range with a Slingsby Solo vodka, lime & soda can.

Stoli Group has announced the launch of a limited-edition Ukrainian-themed vodka with all set to go to World Central Kitchen’s meals for Ukrainian refugees.

Premium vodka brand, Vodka 4 Peace, has launched in the UK pledging to donate 100% of profits until 2026 and £5 per bottle to NGOs in Ukraine.

Ukrainian vodka brand Dima’s has launched a fundraising initiative to support British-Ukrainian Aid and Come Back Alive, which see all proceeds from the purchase of four bottled cocktails going to charity.

Sweden’s alcohol monopoly, Systembolaget, has removed all Russian-made vodka and other types of Russian alcohol from its shelves with immediate effect, in protest of the country’s invasion of Ukraine.

Brands Report 2022: Vodka

06 January, 2022

Just as Ketel One was on the precipice of completing the perfect 10, in swoops Grey Goose to snatch the vodka crown.

Grey Goose has announced the launch of Duet, a pop-up cocktail bar series and martini cocktail kit.

Absolut Vodka has announced a new bottle, the brand’s biggest design update since 1979.

Crystal Head Vodka has launched a magnum bottle to celebrate Pride festival and support its relationship with Kaleidoscope Trust.

Belvedere has stepped into the organic category with a trio of flavoured expressions that infuse the Polish rye vodka with organic fruits and botanicals.

Tito’s Handmade Vodka has entered a new distribution agreement with Genova-based Velier S.p.A for the Italian market.

Tito’s Handmade Vodka has appointed new distributors for two of its European markets in Switzerland and Cyprus.

Brands Report 2021: Vodka

05 January, 2021

Vodka is the fourth most used spirit in the bars we poll. These days, bartenders want vodkas that can stand up to bold flavours (think the Espresso Martini) and against a wider trend towards flavour, the days of insipid neutral spirits are behind us.

Absolut has launched a global ad campaign that celebrates the importance of meaningful connections.

Tito’s Handmade Vodka has appointed Vienna-based Rudolf Ammersin GmbH as its exclusive distributor and representative in Austria.

Eight Lands Organic Speyside Vodka is now available for the first time in Canada having recently been launched in Quebec’s SAQ stores.

Amber Beverage Group is set to launch Tambovskaya Osobaya Silver Vodka and Tambovskaya Pink Vodka in Austria by the end of August.

Halewood-owned Vestal vodka has launch its first flavoured varieties including Black Cherry and Raspberry & Blackcurrant.

Fifth Generation, owner of Tito’s Handmade Vodka, has appointed Alex Borbolla as international commercial manager.

Black Cow has launched a new bottle design which will be introduced to markets throughout 2020 to reduce its price point and carbon footprint.

Brands Report 2020: Vodka

13 January, 2020

Ketel One has retained its position as the bestselling vodka brand in the world, with 32% of elite bars declaring it the number one choice.

Texas-based vodka brand Tito’s is now available onboard Irish airline Aer Lingus in 5cl bottles.

UK distribution company Speciality Brands has added Beluga Noble Russian vodka to its portfolio of premium spirits.

Tito's launches in Poland

08 November, 2019

Tito’s Handmade Vodka has entered an agreement with Coctail Bar Max & Dom Whisky (CBMAX) to distribute in Poland from November.

For the fifth year running Beluga Vodka will be returning to Bar Convent Berlin from 7-9 October to present a program of seminars and bar takeovers.

Crops grown within the exclusion area surrounding the abandoned town of Chernobyl in Ukraine has been used in the production of vodka.

Fifth Generation Inc, owner of Tito’s Handmade Vodka, has switched distributor in Taiwan to Sheng Feng Hang Group (SFH).

Tito’s Handmade Vodka has expanded its reach in Asia by launching in Mongolia this month.

Grey Goose’s new creative platform “Live Victoriously” aims to re-energise the brand in 2019 by encouraging consumers to celebrate small victories, says Grey Goose global CMO Lee Applbaum.

Newly built Glenrinnes Distillery has launched an organic gin and vodka range at Ben Rinnes, Speyside.

Scotland’s first potato vodka distillery has opened the doors to its new £150K visitor centre on the outskirts of Dundee.

Tito's expands to New Zealand

19 February, 2019

Tito’s Handmade Vodka has launched in New Zealand through Fifth Generation Inc and Hancocks Wine, Spirit & Beer Merchants.

Glen’s Vodka has released two new flavoured spirits, available now to the independent retail market.

Tito’s Handmade Vodka is now available at Dublin and Cork airports, thanks to its expanding partnership with Aer Rianta International (ARI).

De Kuyper Royal Distillers has been named the official distributer of Three Sixty Vodka in the Netherlands as part of the expansion of Friedrich Schwarze Gmbh & Co KG in Europe. 

Tito’s Handmade Vodka has launched in the Republic of Indonesia as it continues its global expansion.

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