Smooth finish for ultra-premium vodka

Jack Mans, Plant Operations Editor

January 29, 2014

1 Min Read
Smooth finish for ultra-premium vodka




buckeye vodka

Crystal Spirits Distillery, Dayton, OH, a new entry in the spirits industry, is introducing small-batch, ultra-premium Buckeye Vodka to the U.S. marketplace. To create a distinctive package commensurate with its fine traditional taste and extremely smooth finish, Crystal Spirits engaged the global services of Saxco Intl. Inc. "Our responsibility was to be innovative and help create a new package, which would feature a handsome and engaging eye appeal with a prominent shelf appearance, while adhering to time and budgetary parameters," says Jimmy Owens, new product representative for Saxco Intl. 


With those objectives in mind, Saxco sourced and supplied a 750-mL flint Bordeaux-shaped bottle with a flat bottom from O-I Europe. The bottle was spray-frosted and silk screened with three-color red, white and blue labeling on the front and back. The frosting and silk screening was completed by Hanes Erie Inc. Owens explains that the silk screen displaying Buckeye's bold classic red floral design went through several evolutions of refinement to achieve its ultimate look and feel. In addition, Saxco supplied a Stelcap closure with an extended dark blue skirt that added an enhanced look to the overall package design. The closure was supplied through Amcor, St. Cesaire, Canada. O-I Europe, Hanes Erie Inc. and Amcor are all part of Saxco's worldwide resource network.

According to Jim Finke, president of Crystal Spirits Distillery, "The new multiple-distilled ultra premium Buckeye Vodka is being targeted for all males and females over the legal drinking age." He added that Buckeye Vodka will first be introduced in Ohio before being rolled out to surrounding states. Retail price for the 750-mL size is $19.95.



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