US: Serge Imports' Exclusiv XO Napoleon brandy-flavoured vodka
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Serge Imports' Exclusiv XO Napoleon brandy-flavoured vodka
Category - Spirit, vodka, brandy flavoured, 35% abv
Available - From this month
Location - US, initially in NJ, FL, GA, SC, and TN
Price - SRP of US$10 per 75cl bottle
Distribution - Charmer Sunbelt Group
Serge Imports has released a brandy-flavoured extension of its Exclusiv vodka brand. The company claimed that Exclusiv XO Napoleon, which is produced in Moldova, is the world's first brandy-flavoured vodka.
The expression includes 5- to 18-year-old brandies and gets its colouring from caramelised sugar.
Exclusiv XO Napoleon Vodka is the tenth product in the Exclusiv portfolio, which includes regular, peach, berry, coconut, orange, lemon, cherry and rose vodkas, as well as a Moscato wine.
Exclusiv Vodka, one of the fastest-growing vodka brands on the market(1), has just launched the world's first brandy flavored vodka, Exclusiv XO Napoleon. It carries a suggested retail price of $10 per 750 ml.
According to Serge Chistov, president of Serge Imports LLC, U.S. importers of Exclusiv Vodkas, "This is the first vodka of its kind, which uses 5-18 year old brandies to create an authentic XO flavor. Our goal in creating this product was to give our brown spirit drinkers an affordable taste alternative."
Chistov first got the idea for a brandy-flavored vodka when visiting a friend's cognac factory in Kvint, Moldova, which is well regarded for its excellent brandies: "I like to innovate and bring interesting new products to the market by bridging tradition and innovation," explains Chistov. "This product tastes wonderful, but still delivers value at its price point."
While not a brandy, its taste is reminiscent of the finest brandy with a deep, woodsy nose, a smooth texture and a warm finish. Eminently mixable, it is 70 proof, 35 percent alcohol by volume.
The consistency of the true brandy color is obtained through the traditional French method of including caramelized sugar.
Exclusiv XO Napoleon Vodka can be enjoyed straight up, on the rocks or blended to create a refreshing vodka cocktail. The flavor lends itself well to countless possibilities.
Exclusiv XO Napoleon Vodka is the tenth product in the company's expanding portfolio. Currently, Exclusiv offers regular, peach, berry, coconut, orange, lemon, cherry and rose vodkas. It also offers a Moscato wine. The brand has received numerous accolades as a result of its exceptional, smooth taste minus the expensive price tag.
Exclusiv XO Napoleon Vodka will have initial distribution in the following states: NJ, FL, GA, SC, and TN.
Imported from Moldova, a country in Eastern Europe located between Romania and Ukraine, Exclusiv Vodka is produced using only the best "winter wheat," the first wheat of the year that can be taken from the ground. The result is a natural sweetness that has developed under the cover of snow, untouched by the elements. Additionally, Exclusiv uses the purest, most naturally filtrated water that passes through the limestone mountains of Central Europe.
Surprisingly, a liter of Exclusiv vodka retails for approximately $10. It's distinct upscale flavor and rich heritage, combined with an attractive price point has made Exclusiv Vodka one of the most in-demand vodka brands for restaurants, retailers and consumers.
About Exclusiv Vodka:
Exclusiv Vodka is imported through Serge Imports, LLC and is available in NY, NJ, CT, FL, MD, DC, and GA through the Charmer Sunbelt Group (CSG), one of the nation's leading distributors of fine wines, spirits, beer and other beverages. CSG operates local distributor and/or brokerage houses in 15 markets - Alabama, Arizona, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Maryland, Mississippi, New Jersey, New York (Metro and Upstate), Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia, and The District of Columbia. Glazer's distributes the brand in TX, LA and will soon distribute in MI.
(1) Technomic Inc., which provides proprietary studies and ongoing research on all aspects of the food industry, listed Exclusiv Vodka as one of the top ten fastest-growing spirit brands in its just-released 2013 SpiritsTAB Report. (Ranked by percentage increase in volume in 2011 vs. 2012).
Original source: Company Release
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