Smithworks Vodka expands U.S. footprint

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Fort Smith-bottled Smithworks Vodka has expanded to five additional states after a summer rollout to the mid-Atlantic, bringing total availability to 12 of 50 U.S. states.

According to a recent press release from Pernod Ricard USA, the new states include Iowa and Michigan (available from June); Louisiana (from July); and Ohio and Nebraska (from August).

“As a brand that was born out of hard work, dedication and values of the Heartland, it’s incredible to look back to see where Smithworks started and how much the brand has grown since day one,” said Smithworks brand director Troy Gorczyca. “Watching Smithworks more than double its market availability within the last year has been exciting and with Blake Shelton playing an integral role in the brand’s growth, we are looking forward to seeing what growth looks like for the American-made vodka over the next year.”

Bottled and finished in Fort Smith, Smithworks was awarded a gold medal at the 2017 San Francisco World Spirits Competition for “smooth taste and clean finish.”

“Seeing how much the vodka has grown in a little over a year is amazing,” said Blake Shelton, country music artist and Smithworks spokesperson. “Being a part of the Smithworks family since the beginning makes this a really special moment for me. As Smithworks continues to grow, I’m excited we are able to share the spirit of the Heartland with my fans and consumers that have been asking for the vodka since its launch.”

Smithworks Vodka sells with a suggested retail price of $19.99 for 750 mL and, in addition to the new states, is available in Arkansas, Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, Tennessee and Pennsylvania.