STAMFORD, Conn., May 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Blackheath Beverage Group is pleased to announce that they will be representing and launching Slovenia Vodka beginning in June in the New York and Connecticut markets. Slovenia is the brainchild of celebrity chef and 'Iron Chef' winner, Peter Xaviar Kelly.
Blackheath will utilize its proprietary sales and marketing platform to introduce Slovenia in key markets throughout the US and coordinate all on-the-ground sales and marketing efforts.
Slovenia Vodka is produced in its namesake nation state in Central Europe. It is a unique blend of winter wheat and the buckwheat native to Slovenia; and crystal clear water sourced from the Julian Alps, the most pristine water in Europe. Slovenia is distilled 5 times, resulting in this quintessential chef's vodka, perfect for pairing with exquisite dishes as well as the creation of very special dishes; and for the creation of the most dramatic cocktails by chef mixologists. Food and cocktail recipes are available on sloveniavodka.com. It is packaged in an original design, square, crystal-like bottle, also manufactured in Slovenia.
The product is already achieving significant acclaim by recently earning a Double Gold medal in the Fifty Best Imported Vodkas Competition on May 6, 2013; and a Gold Medal at the 2013 San Francisco World Spirits Competition against a field of more than 1,400 spirits.
"We are very excited to be working with a brand and people of such caliber. Peter and his team have created a product that speaks from the soul of what our business is all about, quality and authenticity," says Jay Harkins, CEO of Blackheath. "Slovenia will be a brand that will thrive in the best of the best accounts in the world. Anybody that knows Peter knows he does nothing less than exceptional."
Chef Kelly is well known in Slovenia since a 2009 visit when he fell in love with the country's many charms, and has since sought ways to bring the warmth, culture, and unspoiled beauty of Slovenia to America. Chef Kelly has said, "Not only does this craft vodka contain a whisper of Slovenian buckwheat and water from the foot of the Julian Alps, but even more uniquely, it contains the LOVE that is a part of the very name SLOVENIA. I look forward to bringing that LOVE to the lips of all Americans."
Two of the world's most famous and loved artists; actor and comedian, Bill Murray, and dancer and actor, Mikhail "Misha" Baryshnikov, have joined Chef Kelly, and his team, to help launch SLOVENIA VODKA® in the United States.
Blackheath Beverage Group was founded in August of 2012 to provide spirits brand owners and suppliers an alternative route-to-market strategy utilizing a proprietary sales force and marketing team. For more information please visit: www.bhbeverage.com
SOURCE Blackheath Beverage Group