Philadelphia-based Stateside Urbancraft Vodka has announced a new distribution partnership with Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits (SGWS).
While the new agreement covers North America, in the near term, Stateside will be represented by SGWS in its home state of Pennsylvania with plans to enter two new markets to be announced spring 2019.
The new agreement will not affect Stateside’s existing distribution in New Jersey and Delaware.
“This is a pivotal point in the Stateside story,” says Clement Pappas, co-owner and president of Stateside. “Southern Glazer’s is the number-one spirits distributor in North America, and we are very excited to be joining forces with them. We believe they are the ideal partner to help us bring Stateside to new consumers and geographies.”
Since Stateside Urbancraft Vodka hit the shelves in December 2015, the brand has grown. Stateside was one of the first brands to utilize the PLCB’s PA Limited Distillery Program, starting distribution in only 12 stores in the Philadelphia area in late 2015. The brand expanded to 50 stores and then again to 150 during 2016, and once again to 350 in 2017.
Stateside is currently sold in over 480 stores throughout Pennsylvania.
“Our brand speaks to those who appreciate craft spirits and the art of distilling and we’re excited to partner with Southern Glazer’s to meet increased demand beyond Pennsylvania, Delaware and New Jersey,” says Matt Quigley, co-founder of stateside.
Stateside vodka is seven-times distilled from 100% U.S. corn in a copper pot still. The proprietary finishing process features carbon, oxygen and “ultra-cold” filtration steps. The proofing water is treated using a custom filtration system that produces an H2O formula containing a range of minerals, including electrolytes. Stateside is certified gluten-free and OU Kosher and is sugar- and carbohydrate-free.
Stateside is currently featured at thousands of bars, restaurants and liquor stores across Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware.