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Crystal Spirit named Distillery of the Year in Ohio by the NY International Spirits Competition
December 7, 2012 at 8:39 pm

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                    Contact:    Eric Sagun, 614.296.9382 BUCKEYE VODKA NAMED OHIO DISTILLERY OF THE YEAR, EARNS MEDAL December 3, 2012 – Dayton, OH: The New York International Spirits Competition (NYISC) named Dayton-based Crystal Spirits LLC, the distiller of Buckeye Vodka, the 2012 Ohio Distillery of the Year.  Buckeye Vodka also earned a Silver Medal […]

Buckeye Vodka now available in Kentucky
December 7, 2012 at 8:35 pm

Buckeye Vodka is now available for purchase in the state of Kentucky. See our “Where to Buy” page for details.

Buckeye Vodka Named “Best Regional Liquor”
May 22, 2012 at 3:39 pm

Buckeye Vodka has been awarded Best Regional Liquor in CityScene Magazine’s Best of the ‘Bus poll.

Buckeye Vodka Mixologist Talks Shop with the Dayton Daily News
May 22, 2012 at 3:36 pm

Curious about upcoming drink trends and new ways to use Buckeye Vodka? Read Buckeye Vodka mixologist, Rachelle Chiarappa’s recent interview with the Dayton Daily News.

Buckeye Vodka Debuts Cocktails Inspired by White Castle, Skyline Chili and Tony Packo’s
March 13, 2012 at 2:17 pm

Buckeye Vodka unveiled cocktails inspired by three legendary Ohio-based food purveyors: the Buckeye Bacon Slider honoring Columbus’ White Castle, the Buckeye 5-Way honoring Cincinnati’s Skyline Chili, and the Buckeye Packo-Tini honoring Toledo’s Tony Packo’s. “We wanted to honor three incredibly successful Ohio-based food companies, and also have a little bit of fun,” said Jim Finke, […]

The Charlie Tonic Hour Reviews Buckeye Vodka!
January 19, 2012 at 8:03 pm

The Charlie Tonic Hour says Buckeye Vodka is so smooth “you can drink it nearly as easily as water”. Read more here!

Buckeye Vodka Wins International Gold Medal for Exceptional Quality!
November 18, 2011 at 9:25 pm

Buckeye Vodka was awarded an International Gold Medal for Exceptional Quality by the International Beverage Tasting Institute in Chicago!

Buckeye Vodka Named “Best Buy”
November 18, 2011 at 9:23 pm

Buckeye Vodka was named a “Best Buy” by the International Beverage Tasting Institute in Chicago.

Buckeye Vodka Triples Sales Projections
November 18, 2011 at 9:19 pm

Read the article in the Dayton Daily News to learn more.

“Eleven Warriors” blog says buy Buckeye Vodka!
July 29, 2011 at 6:47 pm

Ramzy Nasrallah at the “Eleven Warriors” blog gave Buckeye Vodka an A for quality and a buy recommendation. Check out the full review here!

Try the Pink Finke Martini at Figlio’s and help cancer research with Buckeye Vodka!
July 22, 2011 at 1:34 pm

The Figlio restaurants in Dayton, Grandview and Upper Arlington have created a special cocktail featuring Buckeye Vodka to help cancer research. The Pink Finke Martini features a mixture of Artisanal Buckeye Vodka, Ruby Red Grapefruit juice and Pomegranate juice served “up” in a martini glass with a citrus sugar rim. Get it for $8.50 at […]

Buckeye Vodka shares summer recipes on Fox 45
July 18, 2011 at 8:35 pm

Buckeye Vodka shared a few summer recipes with Fox 45. Watch the program here.

Buckeye Vodka shares July 4th-inspired cocktails on Fox 19
July 18, 2011 at 8:31 pm

Buckeye Vodka on Fox 28
May 27, 2011 at 7:40 pm

Below is a link to a live segment done on Buckeye Vodka on May 20, 2011 on Fox 28 (channel 6 in Columbus). http://www.myfox28columbus.com/newsroom/gdc/videos/vid_1062.shtml  

Spirits: Buckeye Vodka
May 20, 2011 at 1:12 pm

Cities aren’t recession-proof. Spirits are. Two years ago, an Ohio family decided to start helping one by distilling the other. Launched this spring, Buckeye Vodka has put Dayton on the map in the growing micro-distillery trend. And, as the handcrafted spirit begins to fill more glasses, the founders hope to bring jobs back to the […]

George’s Rants & Raves: Buckeye Vodka
May 16, 2011 at 4:01 pm

A vodka connoisseur takes an unusual and highly distinctive look at the latest vodka sensation to hit the shelves: Buckeye Vodka.

Drink Up Columbus: Buckeye Vodka Launch Party
May 16, 2011 at 2:49 pm

Central Ohio is seeing an exciting flurry of new locally crafted liquors. The latest to join the lineup is Buckeye Vodka, which is handcrafted at a micro-distillery in Miami Valley. They describe the vodka as “locally-crafted ultra-premium vodka [that] combines the highest standards of taste and quality with pricing to reflect Ohio’s practical sensibilities.”

Buckeye Vodka Hits the Music Scene!
May 15, 2011 at 3:57 pm

Check out the “All Summer” video from iPhonic–featuring Buckeye Vodka!

Critics Agree: Dayton-based vodka trumps the best-selling brands in taste test
April 14, 2011 at 1:20 pm

If you’re looking for an assertive vodka that announces its presence brashly and leaves a burn in whatever it’s mixed with, Buckeye Vodka is NOT for you. Stick with Absolut ($19.25 for a 750 ml bottle), which matches that flavor profile and which came across as the harshest of four vodkas in this taste test. […]

Dayton-made vodka hitting the shelves
April 3, 2011 at 8:41 pm

Dayton, OH — The new 80-proof Dayton-based Buckeye Vodka will be on liquor store shelves around the state this week. The Dayton Daily News says that the release is surfing the wave of a national trend of micro-distilleries producing small batches of premium spirits. (link to article at News Talk Radio WHIO.com)

Dayton-made vodka ready for sale
April 3, 2011 at 8:37 pm

DAYTON — The Dayton-based Buckeye Vodka that will start hitting liquor-store shelves in the Miami Valley and across Ohio this week is surfing the wave of a national trend of micro-distilleries producing relatively small batches of premium spirits for thirsty enthusiasts. (link to article at Dayton Daily News)

Dayton-based vodka trumps the best-selling brands in taste test
April 1, 2011 at 6:42 pm

Before we get to the story that is scheduled to run in the Dayton Daily News on Sunday, April 3, let’s talk about how this newly released Buckeye Vodka tastes. I’ll be the first to acknowledge that I’m a wine guy, not a spirits guy. But a side-by-side taste test of Dayton’s own Buckeye Vodka next to three well-known international brands is illuminating, even to a wine palate.

West Chester Pulse Journal Article, March 31, 2011
March 31, 2011 at 11:00 pm

In their travels to Russia to adopt their daughters, West Chester Twp. couple Tom and Cathy Koenig developed a passion for vodka that’s now led them to partner on an area vodka-making business. (link to article)

Dayton Daily News Article: March 28, 2011
March 28, 2011 at 1:25 pm

March 28, 2011: Distilled in Dayton, Buckeye Vodka to launch next week Click to link to the article

3/23/2011 Press Release: Ohio Entrepreneurs Launch New Artisanal Vodka Brand
March 28, 2011 at 11:15 am

Ohio Entrepreneurs Launch New Artisanal Vodka Brand “Buckeye Vodka” on shelves of 175 stores statewide April 1 March 23, 2011 – Dayton, OH: When Dayton natives Jim and Chris Finke, along with brother-in-law and Cleveland native Tom Rambasek and good friend Marty Clarke decided to launch a business to help bolster commerce in the Miami […]

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