Global Spirits Joins Forces With Royal Wine Corp & Elmira Distributing Company to Expand Vodka Portfolio in New York State

Global Spirits USA, a privately held, international manufacturer and marketer of wines and spirits, is expanding its US distribution footprint with Royal Wine Corp. and Elmira Distributing Company to expand its distribution footprint in New York State.

Global Spirits USA, a privately held, international manufacturer and marketer of wines and spirits, is expanding its US distribution footprint with Royal Wine Corp. and Elmira Distributing Company to expand its distribution footprint in New York State. 

“Our New York distributor Royal Wine Corporation has a working relationship with Elmira Distributing to represent our brands in Elmira, Albany and the Hudson Valley Region,” notes Steve Ackerman, national sales director, Global Spirits USA, LLC. “Our entire suite of vodkas, including Pervak, Khortytsa and LEAF Vodkas will now be readily available in those markets.”

“There is clearly a strong opportunity for these brands,” says Breeda Phoummany, northeastern regional manager, Global Spirits USA.  “Pervak and Khortytsa Vodkas will clearly integrate into the craft genre, while LEAF’s packaging, price point and organic origins will resonate with today’s consumer lifestyles.”

"Our New York distributor Royal Wine Corporation has a working relationship with Elmira Distributing to represent our brands in Elmira, Albany and the Hudson Valley Region. Our entire suite of vodkas, including Pervak, Khortytsa and LEAF Vodkas will now be readily available in those markets."

Steve Ackerman, Global Spirits USA, LLC

Within the Global Spirits line is Pervak Vodka, a craft product dating back to 1882.  The vodka is a combination of modern technologies and centuries-old traditions of Ukrainian samohon home distilling.  Its unique package features a conventional Ukrainian samohon bottle. It is also easy to open, featuring a convenient swing-top cap.  Pervak is available in Wheat and Rye for a suggested retail of $17.99 per liter.

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 Crystal Mountains of the Urals near Yekaterinburg, Russia.

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, specially formulated to be frozen, 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.

LEAF Vodka appeals to today’s healthier lifestyle since the brand is USDA Certified Organic.

LEAF believes vodka’s main ingredient, water, is what truly defines the spirit.  LEAF Vodka is sourced from unique waters around the country. One variety is made from Alaskan Glacial water, which lends a pure, smooth taste with a hint of sweetness. The other, made from Rocky Mountain mineral water, provides richness and complexity, offering a warm and savory impression. The water sources give LEAF Vodkas their signature tastes.

The packaging for LEAF Vodka is designed with the intention to have the contour of a leaf, accentuating the brand and giving it a premium look. With a recommended shelf price of $18.99 for 750mL—and Certified USDA Organic — LEAF Vodka is well positioned within the dynamic and growing vodka category.

 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. The company has over 5,000 employees, with annual volume exceeding 12 million cases in over 80 countries.   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 6.3MM cases.

**IWSR Magazine – The Real 100

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