Valentine Vodka from Detroit reaches Chicago via Fresh Coast Distributors

Gold Medal winning, Detroit-based Valentine Vodka makes it's entrance into the Illinois and Chicago area market via Fresh Coast Distributors. Valentine Vodka is micro-distilled using Michigan-grown barley, corn and Michigan Red Wheat.
By: Kelly Kniewel, Fresh Coast Distributors
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Jan. 12, 2011 - PRLog -- CHICAGO, IL- Just in time for Valentines Day, Fresh Coast Distributors announces the launch of Valentine Vodka in Illinois.  The Gold Medal winning vodka makes Illinois its second distribution state after its home state of Michigan.

Dubbed as Detroit’s first micro-distilled spirit since Prohibition and recently awarded a Gold Medal with a 90-Point rating from the Beverage Tasting Institute, Valentine Vodka is considered “Exceptional”, ranked among world’s best vodkas though made locally.  Unique for not only it’s multi-grain recipe, all grains used in the making of Valentine Vodka are grown in Michigan: malted barley, corn and Michigan Red Wheat.   “We’re excited to bring Valentine Vodka to Chicago where we know consumers will appreciate its high quality, unique flavor, beautiful bottle and Midwest grown roots.” says Kelly Kniewel, COO/Partner of Fresh Coast Distributors.  “We believe in Rifino Valentine’s vision to create and distribute a first-class Michigan-made product to be discovered and appreciated worldwide.”

Valentine Vodka launched in March 2009 by Rifino Valentine, who left 13 years on Wall Street to return to his home state where he drew on distilling knowledge learned at Cornell University and Detroit’s history of speakeasies and bootlegging to help create the taste and persona of Valentine Vodka and Belle, the proprietress gracing each bottle.  “Chicago shares with Detroit a great history of hideaways and speakeasies.  We’re bringing back a time when most spirits consumed were hand-made and produced locally and I’m confident discerning Chicago-area vodka drinkers will appreciate a quality crafted, award-winning, regional product like Valentine Vodka,” Says Rifino Valentine.

Valentine Vodka ( can be found in the Chicago-area at Risque Café ( in Wrigleyville and at retailers Armanetti’s on Lincoln Avenue in Chicago and Famous Liquors in Lombard.  For additional locations or to contact Fresh Coast Distributors about carrying Valentine Vodka see Fresh Coast Distributors online ( or call (312) 952-1620.

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Fresh Coast Distributors specializes in bringing unique wine, spirits and beverages to Illinois. Advocates for "buying local", Fresh Coast seeks to support quality small craft and artisan products and the people behind them.
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Location:Chicago - Illinois - United States
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