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Tito’s expands presence in Slovakia and the Balkans

Fifth Generation-owned Tito’s Handmade Vodka has signed five distribution agreements in nine European markets.

Tito's Handmade Vodka bottle
The brand will be more widely available in Central and Southeast Europe

In Slovakia, Tito’s Handmade Vodka will be distributed by Bratislava-based company Koft, whose portfolio includes other premium imported spirits such as Woodford Reserve Bourbon, Bombay Sapphire gin and Glenmorangie whisky.

“When choosing brands and products, we focus on quality, excellence, uniqueness and the stories these products have created,” said Martin Lešo, Koft’s CEO.

“We believe Tito’s Handmade Vodka will be a great success in our market as it is a gluten-free craft spirit beloved by so many people around the world.”

Ljubljana-based G3 Spirits Group will distribute Tito’s in Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia and Montenegro.

G3 Spirits Group’s distribution portfolio includes herbal liqueur Jägermeister, Jack Daniel’s whiskey, Hendrick’s Gin and more.

AWT International will distribute in North Macedonia, UB FB Trade Group in Moldova and Interlogistic in Albania.

AWT International also represents Brown-Forman, Jägermeister and William Grant & Sons.

UB FB Trade Group in Moldova distributes imported spirits, wines, beer, coffee and water, with its spirits portfolio including Courvoisier, Belvedere Vodka and Tanqueray.

Tirana-based Interlogistic specialises in everything from confectionary to food, spirits and wine.

In January this year, Tito’s appointed distributors in Georgia, Azerbaijan and Kyrgyzstan.

“We’re very excited to introduce America’s original craft vodka to bartenders, retailers and consumers in Slovakia and the Balkans – a vibrant and growing region for premium vodka,” added John McDonnell, managing director international at Tito’s. “Tito’s Handmade Vodka was founded in Austin, Texas, and we’re proud that today it’s enjoyed by so many people across the globe.”

Last year, a report by data resource Union discovered that Tito’s was the top-selling shot in US bars.

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