Polish craft spirits brand Vestal Vodka has unveiled its first flavoured expressions; Black Cherry and Raspberry & Blackcurrant in the UK.
The launch comes after Halewood Wines and Spirits acquired a 48% stake in Vestal and forms part of its mainstream sales push as both companies anticipate the ‘revival’ of vodka.
Halewood said it hopes to replicate the success of its flavoured gins – such as Whitley Neil and JJ Whitley – in vodka using the Vestal brand. The distiller believes the growth of flavoured vodka will be reflected across both the independents and the on-trade.
Macerated in Vestal’s 2015 vintage, the two flavours are based on traditional Polish fruit-based vodkas known as ‘Nalewka’. According to Vestal, the new flavours are not “overly sweet”, are easy to mix and free from additives.
With a 40% ABV, Vestal’s new vodkas are made from potatoes grown in northern Poland, distilled in small batches and then blended with all-natural fruit juices to create the two flavours.
A 70cl bottle of Vestal Black Cherry and Vestal Raspberry & Blackcurrant will be available to purchase for an RRP of £22.00.
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