Global Spirits Joins Forces With Savannah Distributing Expands Vodka Portfolio to Georgia

Global Spirits USA is expanding its US distribution footprint with Savannah Distributing Inc., the oldest distributor in the state of GA.

Global Spirits USA, a privately-held, international manufacturer and marketer of wines and spirits, is expanding its US distribution footprint with Savannah Distributing Inc., the oldest distributor in the state of GA. 

“Known for its extensive portfolio of craft spirits, Savannah Distributing is an ideal partner for our quality vodka brands,” notes Steve Ackerman, national sales director, Global Spirits USA, LLC. Savannah Distributing will carry the entire Global Spirit suite of vodkas, including Pervak, Khortytsa and LEAF Vodkas.

Family-owned and operated, Savannah Distributing is highly respected and currently carries a number of leading vodka brands. 

"Atlanta is one of the largest vodka markets and has a growing mixology culture. 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.

Jim Amstutz, Global Spirits USA

“Atlanta is one of the largest vodka markets and has a growing mixology culture,” says Jim Amstutz, southern region 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.

Amstutz noted that Savannah Distributing is uniquely suited to work with Global Spirits because the company has a highly-motivated sales force and the company is known for its ability to spot brands that are up-and-coming with the potential to be the “next big thing” with consumers.

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 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 (4th largest selling vodka brand at 6.4 million cases*), Morosha Vodka (fastest growing international vodka brand at 3.3 million cases*), Pervak Vodka (acquired in 2013) and LEAF Vodka (launched in the US October 2013).

*According to Drinks International, Khortytsa was the third largest selling global vodka brand at 6.4MM cases.

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