Warren-based Devotion Vodka has been named to the Top 50 Spirits List by Wine Enthusiast Magazine for 2014. Wine Enthusiast Magazine publishes the annual ratings and reviews in their December Best of Year issue.
This recognition comes on the heels of Devotion Vodka receiving the coveted 2014 Rising Star Growth Brand Award from Beverage Information Group and the Breakout Brand Award from Beverage World. The annual Top 50 Spirits list from the editors of Wine Enthusiast Magazine is widely regarded as one of the most valuable resources for distributors, retailers and consumers in the spirits industry.
“Being recognized as a Top 50 Spirit by Wine Enthusiast Magazine is the culmination of an incredible year for Devotion Vodka, reinforcing that it is possible to compete with global brands,” said Drew Adelman, Devotion Vodka, CEO. “Wine Enthusiast represents the gold standard, so this award truly validates that our gluten-free and sugar-free product is not only gaining acceptance, but it also tastes great.”
Gluten-free and sugar-free living is becoming a lifestyle for millions of individuals who must adhere to dietary restrictions, and/or for those who choose to adopt specific diets. As food and beverage manufacturers continue to offer gluten-free and sugar-free alternatives to traditional product offerings, Devotion Vodka is at the forefront of this movement in the spirits marketplace.
The 2014 awards are supported by Devotion’s strong endorsement from the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB), as Devotion is the ONLY vodka brand permitted to print both “Gluten-Free” and “No Added Sugar” on the bottle.
“From day one, we have not deviated from our plan to methodically build the Devotion brand from the ground up, and it’s truly inspiring to be acknowledged by such a well-respected publication,” said Mike Calleja, COO/Partner, Devotion Vodka. “While we’ve always been the underdog, the recognition we’ve received this year for the quality of our products, combined with our commitment to service, will continue to propel the Devotion brand to new heights.”
Devotion Vodka’s line-up of unmatched flavors is born-off the brand’s relationship with Allen Flavors, maker of Arizona Iced Tea and the No. 1 privately owned flavor company, which developed a process of eliminating sugars as a flavoring agent in vodka. Many mass produced flavored vodkas available in the marketplace have been diluted by sugary flavoring agents. In lieu of sugar, Devotion uses an essence process along with natural flavor compounds to ensure its flavored vodkas maintain sugar-free attributes, without compromising quality.