Tito’s Handmade Vodka is making huge strides in expanding in international markets and is now available in duty free in ten European airports in six countries after beginning distribution with Heinemann.
“We are thrilled to begin offering Tito’s Handmade Vodka to a variety of international consumers through our distribution partnership with Gebr. Heinemann,” said Bert “Tito” Beveridge, Founder and Master Distiller.
“We have been familiar with the great performance of Tito’s Hand-made Vodka’s in the US market through our counterparts and feel that the brand has super recognition with US passengers. The time is right to introduce the brand to our main airports in Europe,” said Laura Kramer, Liquor Buyer at Gebr. Heinemann.
“The fact that Tito’s Handmade Vodka was one of the pioneers for the craft spirits movement in the US and the fact that the brand has certified gluten free status give us confidence that the brand can work with a variety of nationalities.”
Tito’s will be available to consumers in the airports in the following European markets: Stavanger, Norway; Oslo, Norway; Copenhagen, Denmark; Amsterdam, Netherlands; Vienna, Austria; Frankfurt, Germany; Berlin-Schönefeld, Germany; Cologne, Germany; Hamburg, Germany; and Istanbul, Turkey.
Tito’s Handmade Vodka, out of Austin, Texas, is one of the fastest growing micro distilleries in the United States. The vodka received early recognition when Tito’s earned the Unanimous Double Gold Medal at the World Spirits Competition in 2001 over 71 other vodkas. Tito’s Hand-made Vodka has also been awarded 95 points by Wine
Enthusiast and was recognized with the “UCC Chairman’s Trophy” for World’s Best Vodka Tonic at the 2010 Ultimate Cocktail Challenge. Tito’s Handmade Vodka has also been named the 2014 Spirit Brand/ Distiller of the Year by Wine Enthusiast’s Wine Star Awards.
Tito’s Handmade Vodka is made from corn, giving it a sweeter, rounder finish than vodkas made from wheat and potatoes, says the company. The brand has seen strong sales growth in the US, driven mainly by word-of-mouth recommendations from consumers.
Tito’s Handmade Vodka is also now available in Finland through Oy Norex Spirits, which began distribution of the brand in on-trade in March.
The brand, with an ABV of 40%, is sold within the United States, the United Kingdom, and throughout Europe and Asia, as well as through United Airlines and American Airlines.