The privatisation of the state-owned distiller, Polmos Lancut, is to take place at the end of the month according to inside sources. The government is reportedly to sell the vodka producer to the Caribbean spirits group, Caribbean Distillers Corporation (CDC). CDC plans to boost the company's exports, invest in new production equipment and launch new brands. It also plans to expand Lancut's domestic sales network and double total output at the company. Developing sales in the extensive US vodka market is thought to be CDC's prime export priority for the company, with the development of a premium vodka range targeted at the US part of the strategy.