PORTLAND, Ore.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Eastside Distilling, Inc. (NASDAQ: ESDI), a producer of award-winning craft spirits, today announced that its award-winning Portland Potato Vodka, with the pristine water of Oregon’s Mt. Hood, is now available in a 375ml bottle. The slender new size expands the Northwest’s premium potato vodka range to now 375ml, 750ml, 1.75 liter and 50ml sizes. The new 375ml hits store shelves in Oregon today, with future expansion beyond Oregon in the near future.
Jarrett Catalani, Eastside Distilling’s Senior VP of Sales, commented, “We are excited that our Portland Potato Vodka continues to gain market share. The introduction of our new bottle in the very popular 375ml size is expected to help bring new customers into the Portland Potato Vodka family. Consumers have been so loyal to its clean, crisp taste and they like that it is gluten free. With few gluten free alternatives to grain-based vodkas, we believe there is room for us to continue growing our share of the vodka market.”
Portland Potato Vodka mixes well in Oregon’s favorite cocktails and can be enjoyed straight-up on the rocks. The key to producing a vodka this smooth is to start with the right ingredients. Most vodka is made from grain, because it is as much as two thirds less expensive than potatoes. Potatoes, on the other hand, are the original source of vodka and worth the extra expense. Portland Potato Vodka, the leading locally produced vodka, also has the pristine water of Mt. Hood. Potatoes make for a vodka that is low-octane and exceptionally clean. If you’re looking for a tasty gluten free alternative to grain-based spirits, you’ve found your drink of choice.
Portland Potato Vodka recently received a Gold Medal rating by Blue Lifestyle Seal of Approval (92 points), and a Gold Medal and Best of Category at the 2017 Los Angeles International Spirits Competition (91 points). The new Hot Potato version of Portland Potato is a habanero infused variation and is produced in collaboration with the Secret Aardvark hot sauce company.
About Eastside Distilling
Eastside Distilling, Inc. (NASDAQ: ESDI) has been producing high-quality, award-winning craft spirits in Portland, Oregon since 2008. The company is distinguished by its highly decorated product lineup that includes Burnside Bourbon, West End American Whiskey, Goose Hollow Reserve, Below Deck Rums, Portland Potato Vodka, Hue-Hue Coffee Rum and a distinctive line of fruit infused spirits. Eastside Distilling is majority owner of Big Bottom Distilling (makers of The Ninety One Gin, Navy Strength Gin and Delta Rye whiskey) and the Redneck Riviera Whiskey Co. All Eastside, Big Bottom and Redneck Riviera spirits are crafted from natural ingredients for quality and taste. Eastside’s MotherLode Bottling subsidiary is one of the Northwest’s leading independent spirit bottlers and ready-to-drink canners. For more information visit: www.eastsidedistilling.com or follow the company on Twitter and Facebook.
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