Tito’s Handmade Vodka wins Duty Free accolade

Tito’s Handmade Vodka has been named best new product in the Frontier Duty Free Association Gold Standard Awards for the Canadian duty free industry.

The latest accolade sees the Texan craft spirit build further internationally on the success that has made it one of the fastest-growing spirits brands in the US. Tito’s Handmade Vodka won the award from a shortlist that also included The Kraken Black Spiced Rum and Glenfiddich Select Cask.

The Gold Standard Awards Program gives Canadian duty free operators the opportunity to recognise the best products launched in the previous year. Tito’s Handmade Vodka is represented in the Canadian duty free market by consultant Bill Harvey, whose WFH Travel Retail business works with a range of leading brands.

Tito’s Handmade Vodka is made from 100% corn, giving it a sweeter, rounder flavour than vodkas made from wheat and potatoes. Bert “Tito” Beveridge, Founder and Master Distiller, said “Tito’s raised its profile in travel retail significantly in 2013 when it became the exclusive vodka brand served on all United Airlines flights worldwide. This latest accolade demonstrates its growing popularity with duty free customers, who are increasingly interested in buying craft spirits.”

In the UK, where the brand is marketed and distributed by Hi-Spirits, recent listings for Tito’s include Majestic Wine and Harvey Nichols.

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