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News Briefs for September 27, 2018

September 27, 2018

•Pernod Ricard-owned Smithworks vodka has expanded its distribution footprint to include Texas. The new market joins 14 other states where Smithworks is currently available. Over the next six months, further expansion into Georgia, Hawaii, Indiana, Kentucky, North Dakota, South Carolina, Minnesota, and Wisconsin will follow. Smithworks ($20 a 750-ml.) is distilled with corn sourced from Kansas, Missouri, and Oklahoma, and water from Arkansas’ Lake Fort Smith. The vodka, which launched in 2016, is triple-distilled and charcoal filtered prior to bottling. Smithworks grew 89% to 17,000 cases last year, according to Impact Databank.

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