AUSTIN, Texas, May 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- United Airlines today announced that Tito's Handmade Vodka will be the exclusive vodka brand served on all of the airline's flights worldwide. United customers have enjoyed the award-winning craft vodka since the company began serving the spirit on May 1.
Tito's Handmade Vodka, an Austin-based company, is one of the fastest growing micro distilleries in the United States. The handcrafted spirit earned a unanimous Double Gold Medal at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition, and it was awarded a score of 95 by Wine Enthusiast for its impeccable purity and clean taste.
"United was looking for a great tasting vodka for our customers, and we've found it in Tito's Handmade Vodka," said Lynda Coffman, United's vice president of food services. "Tito's is a small-business success story with an outstanding product. United has a rich history in Texas, and we are proud and excited to bring Tito's around the globe to more than 370 destinations worldwide."
Tito's Handmade Vodka is now sold in all 50 states, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Canadian provinces."Over the years, people have embraced my handmade vodka, traveling with it on their own and spreading the word. Now that Tito's Handmade Vodka is inflight, I'm glad its debut is with United Airlines," said Tito Beveridge, founder and master distiller of Tito's Handmade Vodka. "We're excited for the new venture with United and look forward to offering flyers around the world the chance to experience a true American spirit." Vodka is the number one-selling spirit served on United flights and is commonly requested on the rocks. Vodka tonic and Bloody Mary cocktails are the airline's customers' most preferred inflight sipping styles.