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UK-based Arbikie distillery signs deal to sell first potato vodka in Toronto

Angus sustainable distillery Arbikie has signed a deal to stock Toronto retailer LCBO with its Tattie Bogle Vodka. The family-owned producer’s agreement with Canadian importer SGWS is its first deal in Ontario, reports Hamish Burns for Insider.co.uk.

Arbikie uses Maris Piper, King Edward and Cultra varieties grown on the family farm between Arbroath and Montrose in Angus to make what it believes is Scotland’s first potato vodka. Named after the ‘Tattie Bogle’ scarecrows that once stood over potato fields, it has been ranked as “one of the world’s best vodkas” by GQ magazine.

Arbikie is owned by the Stirling family, who have been farming since before 1660.

Director John Stirling said: “The growing desire for provenance and traceability of ingredients is very now and this latest deal reflects this trend. We will soon open our Arbikie Distillery Brand Experience, where we can literally show you the field the ingredients are grown in, another reason to visit Angus, an area that is considered by many to be the birthplace of Scotland.”

Source: Insider.co.uk. Read the full article here
Photo: Stirling brothers Iain, John and David
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