New and innovative products have helped contribute to SKU proliferation throughout the beverage industry, particularly within the craft beer and craft spirits markets. However, as these craft brewers and distillers look to push the envelope with their new releases, ingredient suppliers are looking to provide them with the tools they need to maintain that edge in the market.
In HBO’s “Game of Thrones” series, various characters have tried to battle their way to claim the Iron Throne using everything from brute force to social cunning. Within the spirits industry, the battle for the throne has been a bit more civilized, but, nonetheless, the alcohol category now has a new king.
Just a few short years ago in 2010, Clayton Christopher, founder of Sweet Leaf Tea, which was acquired by Stamford, Conn.-based Nestlé Waters North America in 2011, joined with Chad Auler, founder of Austin, Texas-based Savvy Distillers and its Savvy Vodka brand, to form Deep Eddy Vodka, Austin, Texas.
Expanding its line of vodkas, Deep Eddy Vodka will introduce its Lemon variety nationwide beginning in January 2015. The zesty lemon-infused vodka is made with all-natural flavors including real lemon juice and Texas aquifer water, the company says.
Wine and spirits companies plan to launch gin later this year
June 4, 2014
Lake Bluff, Ill.-based Terlato Wines International, a U.S. marketer of premium wines and spirits, announced a partnership with Heartland Distillers, Indianapolis, to jointly produce and market a collection of premium American craft spirits. This represents the newest addition to the Terlato artisan spirits portfolio.
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