Chicago, IL (PRWEB) December 8, 2008
Zubrówka Bison Grass Vodka has received a Gold Medal for "Exceptional" taste in the flavored vodka category of the 2008 International Review of Spirits competition, conducted by the Beverage Testing Institute (BTI) in Chicago. Announcing its U.S. launch last year, Zubrówka Bison Grass Vodka is the authentic Polish bison grass-flavored vodka owned by Polmos Bialystok. The 400-year-old spirit derives its unique flavor from an extract of bison grass, a rare aromatic herb grass that grows exclusively in the last remaining primeval forest in Europe.
"Zubrówka Bison Grass Vodka is the true genuine brand of bison grass-flavored vodka, and we are seeing its international popularity apparent in the U.S. among consumers and spirits experts," said Jimmy Todd, VP of Sales, Marsalle Company. "Polmos Bialystok is the only distillery in Poland authorized to produce the iconic bison grass vodka, and those who taste the authentic Zubrówka realize its delicate flavor and distinctive aroma cannot be imitated." Chicago-based Marsalle Company is the exclusive importer and distributor of Zubrówka Bison Grass Vodka in the U.S.
The International Review of Spirits is the largest and most prestigious annual spirits competition in the United States. The blind tasting competition is judged by the Beverage Testing Institute in its dedicated tasting lab in Chicago, using a proprietary tasting methodology that assures consistent results, scoring products based on a 100-point scale. Zubrówka Bison Grass Vodka received an "Exceptional" score of 92 with BTI noting its authentic "grass character."
Zubrówka Bison Grass Vodka made its U.S. debut in Chicago, Washington D.C. and the New York metropolitan area, including New York City, New Jersey and Connecticut. It is also now available in areas of California, Massachusetts, New Mexico, Tennessee and Texas. Priced at $24.99 per 750ml. bottle, Zubrówka holds a signature blade of bison grass to keep its subtle flavor fresh.
Zubrówka Bison Grass Vodka originated in the early 14th century as a local specialty from the Bialowieza forest region, which today is Europe's last remaining primeval forest, relatively untouched by civilization and pollution. The secretive Bialowieza Forest, located deep in northeastern Poland, remains home to the largest population of European bison, and the storied, aromatic bison grass on which the herd of 400 feeds. Bison grass cannot be grown artificially, and production of authentic Zubrówka Bison Grass Vodka has remained unchanged for centuries.
About Marsalle Company:
Marsalle Company is a nationally recognized importer of fine spirits and wines. The company imports products from all around the world. Founded just after prohibition, the company was purchased in 1993 by the Stoller family and has become recognized as an aggressive and expert marketing company in a highly competitive industry. Marsalle's mission is to provide foreign suppliers with a reliable partner in the United States that will focus on brand building and sales success. To learn more, visit http://www.marsalle.com.