The owner of vodka brand Iceberg has appointed a national agent for its brand in Canada.

Canadian Iceberg Vodka Corporation, also based in Canada, confirmed late last week that Diamond Estates Wines & Spirits will sell and market Iceberg in the country. The distributor said it expects to shift around 100,000 cases of Iceberg vodka in the market this year.

"Iceberg Vodka is a natural fit in our ever-expanding national spirits portfolio," said Murray Marshall, Diamond Estates' president. "The brand is one that truly represents a successful Canadian-produced vodka that has grown to become a consumer favourite in Canada."

David Sacks, president of Canadian Iceberg Vodka Corporation, added: "Diamond Estates is an award-winning agency that has a tremendous reputation for increasing national brand awareness and market share in the spirit brand industry. We are delighted they will be handling the national sales and marketing efforts for Iceberg vodka."

Among the drinks brands represented by Diamond Estates in Canada are Hpnotiq, Patron Tequila and Kendall-Jackson wines.