February 06, 2017
Khortytsa Vodka, which is imported by Global Spirits USA to the U.S., can now be found in more than 100 California BevMo! retail locations. BevMo! is the west coast's best specialty beverage retailer.
Patrick Puryear, western regional sales manager of Global Spirits, said the brand's growth in the state is due to consumer demand. He said more people are responding to its value and quality, and this has led to a powerful focus of the store's product.
The company said last week it would be seen in nearly 700 CVS Pharmacy locations.
According to Frank Reis, a local bank with Reis Sales & Marketing, the Khortytsa Brand has seen a more than 500% increase during the last year. He said that's not a big surprise since it's the third largest brand of vodka in the world.
Puryear said the brand is a huge international play, and now that it's come to the U.S., it's not surprising that many people - consumers and retailers - are responding to its value and quality.
Khortytsa Vodka is a highly-respected brand in the world, selling 6.4 million cases a year in the world, and quickly establishing its ground in the U.S. Its popularity stems from the quality of the product. In fact, during the 2014 New York International Spirits Competition, it was named the world's best distillery. It also received the Double Gold Medal during the San Francisco World Spirits Competition in 2016.
The company's distillery was built in Zaporozhe, of the Ukraine - near the Khortytsa Island, with a history that goes back thousands of years and into the early times of civilization. It's one of the Ukraine's most sacred area and considered to be a national pride. It's all one of its seven wonders.
The distillery was built in 2003, which utilizes a local organic filter and unique natural mineral called schungite. This filter brings it closely to the structure seen in natural water. The filtration process goes further with alder-tree charcoal, special birch and quartz sand.
There are four products that are imported into the U.S. The most popular is the Khortytsa Platinum, and it will be available at all BevMo! California locations, with a price range of $12.99 for 750-mL to $22.99 for a 1.75mL.
A Look At BevMo!
BevMo! is a specialty alcoholic beverage retailer in the western parts of the U.S. and the largest in the country. It has nearly 160 stores in many areas including California, Washington and Arizona. The company offers competitively priced beer, wine, spirits, non-alcoholic beverages and a host of other products. People can buy these items online to ship to their homes or offices, or they can pick up locally.
A Look At Global Spirits
Global Spirits is Europe's Fortune 500 company, which went into business in 2008 with offices in Kiev, Moscow and New York. It employs more than 5,000 people worldwide. It has a yearly volume amount that surpasses 10 million cases and is distributed in more than 80 countries. Key selling brands are Khortystsa Vodka, LEAF Vodka and Morosha Vodka.