San Francisco, CA & New York, NY – Khortytsa Platinum Vodka took the Gold at the recent San Francisco World Spirits Competition. Founded in 2000, the SFWSC is one of the oldest and most prestigious competitions of its kind. All results can be viewed at: http://sfspiritscomp.com/results/overview.
According the SFWSC website, the award is a universally recognized indicator of exceptional quality and craftsmanship: “Products awarded a Gold medal are exceptional. They are near the pinnacle of achievement in their particular category. They are products that set the standard for all others of their type.”
“The Khortytsa Distillery has been recognized as one of the world’s best distilleries. Only 19 of the world’s leading distilleries have been recognized with this high honor. Moreover, this award comes on the heels of several big wins over the past few months including gold medals at the Denver International Spirits Competition, the Los Angeles International Spirits Competition, the New York International Spirits Competition and awards from the Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America.
Gold winner Khortytsa Platinum is the most popular item in the Khortytsa line and retails for $11.99 per 750-mL. There are three other items in the line including Khortytsa Ice, which took a Silver Medal in the competition, and has a bottle color that changes when chilled; it retails for $11.99 per 750-mL. Khortytsa Honey Pepper, offers a spicy zing to a variety of cocktails and retails for $11.99 per 750-mL, and Khortytsa De Luxe, appreciated by vodka connoisseurs, is a “super premium” vodka with a suggested retail of $24.99 for a 750-mL bottle.
Khortytsa Vodka, commonly referred to as Khor, has been gaining ground in numerous markets since its introduction in the United States just a few short years ago. It is currently the third-largest selling vodka brand worldwide.
Ukraine’s famed Khortytsa (Hor-Ti-Tsa) Distillery named after Khortytsa Island, the “heart of Ukrane.” This ancient island’s history dates back thousands of years and reaches the roots of civilization. It is considered a sacred place in Ukraine and is one of the country’s seven wonders.
Built in 2003, the Khortytsa Distillery uses a local organic filter containing schungite (a unique natural mineral) which allows it to get as close as possible to the structure of natural water. The filtration process is further enhanced with special birch and alder-tree charcoal and quartz sand.
About Global Spirits USA
A Fortune 500 Company in Europe, Global Spirits was established in 2008 and has offices in New York, Moscow and Kiev, employing over 5,000 people. The company’s annual volume exceeds 10 million cases, with distribution in over 80 countries. Global Spirits USA markets and distributes strategic brands including: Khortytsa Vodka (3rd largest selling international vodka brand*), LEAF Organic Vodka, and Odessa V.S.O.P. Brandy.