LOS ANGELES — VEEV® Spirits, one of the fastest growing independent spirits brands founded by the Reum brothers in 2007, announced today the launch of VEEV® 2.0, a full brand repositioning that includes a reformulated 70 proof liquid, a redesigned package and a strategic focus on the Vodka category. Accompanied with a multi-million dollar ad campaign, the new VEEV® will position itself as What Vodka Should Be™.
“My brother and I actually had Vodka in mind when we launched VEEV® in 2007 so this is more of an evolution vs. a revolution,” says co-founder Courtney Reum. “It is a perfect alternative to vodka because VEEV® is handcrafted with organic Acai and all-natural ingredients, and also has a uniquely balanced flavor, which Vodka can’t boast. Now that it’s 70 proof, it really shines in cocktails yet has kept its great taste that can be enjoyed simply on the rocks.”
Like its original 60 proof liqueur, VEEV® 2.0 is already receiving trade awards and accolades, including 93pts from The Tasting Panel’s Anthony Dias Blue, as well as the highest Platinum award at The SIP Awards, the largest consumer tasting competition. VEEV®, now designated as a Neutral Spirit, is similar to a vodka but crafted to be a more versatile and mixable spirit that reinforces VEEV® as A Better Way To Drink™.
“We’ve been very successful with VEEV® over the last six years, especially on-premise, but we’ve made this change based on our research with consumers and top mixologists from around the country and our aspirations to take our brand to new heights,” says co-founder Carter Reum.
The new liquid is complemented by a redesigned bottle with a bigger, striking new logo that showcases the iconic VEEV® leaves which, along with the word “VEEV,” represents life and living well. The new bottle will now be shelved in the Vodka aisle and include a hangtag that carries the What Vodka Should Be communication along with a “New Look | Now 70 Proof” burst.
A daring new brand campaign that encourages consumers to CHEAT ON VODKA, will launch this week and is intended to break through the clutter and spark a little controversy. The ads will encourage bartenders and consumers alike to break from their boring drinking routines and cocktail menus to try something new, exciting and better tasting. As part of this campaign, VEEV® will be releasing digital videos and display ads, outdoor ads and a first for the liquor industry, a Twitter activated vending machine where users win a special prize when they “Tweet To Cheat On Vodka.” VEEV® 2.0 will be unveiling at Tales Of The Cocktail in New Orleans on July 18 and 19. Attendees will have the opportunity to be one of the first to taste the all new VEEV 2.0 featuring cocktails from master mixologist Willy Shine.
VEEV 2.0 began shipping in early July and despite the upgrades to the brand and the liquid, it will continue to sell at the same suggested retail price of $29.99. For more information and to find a store near you, visit veevlife.com or facebook.com/VEEV, or follow @VEEV on Twitter and @veev on Instagram. A Better Way to Drink.
About VEEV® Spirits
VEEV Spirits® LLC was founded by brothers Courtney Reum and Carter Reum in Los Angeles in 2007. What started as a two-man start-up grew into one of the best-selling independent liquor brands in the U.S. VEEV® Spirits was ranked amongst the 250 fastest growing companies and brands in the U.S. by Inc. Magazine (September 2011) and won the Technomic Fast 50 Award in 2013. VEEV® is an active member of 1% for the Planet® where 1% of topline sales are donated to environmental organizations worldwide. In 2012 VitaFrute™ Cocktails by VEEV® was launched as the first line of organic and all-natural superfruit ready-to-drink premium products under 125 calories per serving and that taste great, naturally. The newest addition to VitaFrute™ Cocktails by VEEV®, Coconut Colada joins the array of flavors including Margarita, Lemonade and Cosmopolitan. In July 2014 VEEV® Spirits unveiled VEEV® 2.0 with its reformulation from 60 to 70 proof and new positioning as the better alternative to Vodka. For more information, visit VEEVlife.com and Facebook.com/VEEV, or follow @VEEV on Twitter and @VEEV on Instagram. A Better Way to Drink™.