Dallas, Texas – Zodiac, a premium craft American potato vodka, has launched in Texas and offers consumers an original and authentic product, rooted in the American spirit. Using their single source distillation process, the farm to bottle vodka is made in Idaho from regionally grown potatoes and Rocky Mountain water, resulting in a pure, ultra-smooth flavor. Aligning their Off The Beaten Path philosophies, the emerging brand also named Kacey Musgraves – Grammy-winning country artist, who firmly follows her own arrow – as one of the brand’s partners and creative brand ambassadors.
“We are thrilled to be introducing Zodiac to the Texas market and to have Kacey as part of the team,” said Zodiac Founder/President Tom Benson. “When we first discussed this opportunity with her there was an instant connection. Similar to Kacey, Zodiac is a ‘modern classic’ – natural and authentic with craft overtones. She has played an instrumental role in shaping the face of the brand and its unique personality, and we’re looking forward to continue growing our partnership with Kacey.”
Setting itself apart from other handcrafted American vodkas, Zodiac is entirely produced from beginning to end in their Rigby, Idaho based distillery – the heart of Idaho potato country. Here the potatoes benefit from the region’s rich volcanic soil, mild climate and snow-melted water; characteristics that result in an incredibly smooth vodka. Zodiac uses a four-column continuous distillation process where the alcohol passes through a series of stainless steel plates that help to extract any unwanted impurities. It is then blended with 100% water from the Snake River Aquifer which runs beneath the distillery and filtered using hand cut Canadian
Birch Charcoal, resulting in a naturally sweet, pure, gluten free, and distinct tasting vodka.
“I am so delighted and excited to announce my partnership with Zodiac vodka,” said Kacey Musgraves, Zodiac Partner and Brand Ambassador. “I’ve been working with them for a while on the packaging, aestheticand overall brand. The bottom line is this is a GREAT tasting, smooth, gluten-free vodka, and I can’t wait for people to try it! It’ll be available in my home state in October, along with the Black Cherry flavor and they’re both incredible!”
Kacey and bartender Brian McCullough of Dallas’ Standard Pour have developed a series of seasonal cocktails, the first of which is named the Golden Girl made with Zodiac vodka, honey, lemon, pineapple juice and Angostura bitters.
About Zodiac USA, LLC
Originally launched in 1999 by Founder/President Tom Benson, Zodiac vodka is produced and bottled exclusively in its Rigby, Idaho based distillery using a single source distillation process. Original Zodiac potato Vodka is and will soon be joined by Zodiac’s Black Cherry flavor. The brand will expand its distribution to additional states in early 2015. Recent awards and accolades include a “Highly Recommended” 92 Points from the 2012 Ultimate Spirits Challenge, and a Triple Gold Winner from the 2011 MicroLiquor Awards. 40% alcohol by volume and is sold in 750ml bottles. Currently being distributed through Glazer’s of Texas, Zodiac can be found in stores throughout Austin, Dallas, San Antonio and Houston, Texas.
About Kacey Musgraves
Texas-native and Nashville-based singer/songwriter, Kacey Musgraves released her Mercury Records Nashville debut album, Same Trailer Different Park, in the spring of 2013 to massive critical acclaim and recognition. The album, which she co-produced with Shane McAnally and Luke Laird, debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart making her the first solo female in five years to open at No. 1 with a rookie release, and just seventh in the 22-year Nielson SoundScan era. The gold-certified album includes her top 10, platinum-selling single “Merry Go ‘Round,” “Blowin’ Smoke,” gold-certified “Follow Your Arrow,” and “Keep It To Yourself.” She’s received CMT Music Award and Teen Choice Award nominations, and has taken home the award for “New Artist of the Year” at 2013’s CMA Awards. Musgraves also won two Grammy Awards for Best Country Song (“Merry Go ‘Round”) and Best Country Album (Same Trailer Different Park) and this past April took home the ACM Award for Album of the Year (Same Trailer Different Park). She has performed on “CMT CROSSROADS: Katy Perry & Kacey Musgraves,” “Today Show,” “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” “Late Show with David Letterman,” “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” “2013 CMT Music Awards,” “2013 Billboard Music Awards” and the “56th Annual Grammy Awards.” Musgraves recently wrapped up her opening spot on Katy Perry’s Prismatic World Tour and most recently kicked off her headlining tour, Same Tour Different Trailer, this past weekend. For more information about Kacey’s upcoming performances visit: http://www.kaceymusgraves.com/