Smithworks Raises its First Glass as the Spirit of the Heartland

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Smithworks Vodka Initially Available in Arkansas, Colorado, Missouri, Kansas and Oklahoma

NEW YORK, NY –Smithworks Vodka is rolling out in limited markets across the United States and is impassioned by a mission to create The Spirit of the Heartland. Made with corn from Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma and water from Lake Fort Smith, Smithworks is distilled three times and charcoal filtered for a smooth taste and clean finish. Smithworks is finished and bottled with pride in Fort Smith, Arkansas, and named after the dedicated team there and their hardworking values are symbolized through the tractor icon. Born and bred in the traditions and values of America’s Heartland, Smithworks embodies the values of the place in which it comes from – local pride, simplicity and hard work.

“Smithworks knows that the most meaningful moments in life are often spent with family, friends and great drinks,” said Kate Pomeroy, Vice President, Innovation, Pernod Ricard USA. “Blending our expertise in vodka with the passion and pride of our Smithworks plant in Fort Smith, Arkansas, we’re excited to bring consumers a new American vodka.”

The debut of Smithworks is also coupled with the excitement of officially raising a glass with an essential member of the Smithworks family: award-winning country music star and fellow Heartland native, Blake Shelton.

“I grew up in Ada, Oklahoma and was raised on the values of hard work, humility and an appreciation for the simple things that make up a good life,” said Blake Shelton. “As part of the Smithworks family, I’ve been involved in the development of the brand and I’m excited for everyone to finally taste what we’ve been crafting. At its core, Smithworks celebrates that moments in life are better spent with good people and great drinks.”

Currently available in select U.S. markets, Smithworks has a suggested retail price of $19.99 for a 750 mL. Smithworks is also available in 50 mL, 1L and 1.75L.

Enjoy the spirit of the Heartland with Smithworks drinks, like Blake’s favorite, “Sip My Country Ale,” or the following new signature drinks.

SMITHWORKS LEMONADE

  • 2 parts Smithworks
  • 5 parts lemonade
  • Build in a mason jar with ice and garnish with a lemon wedge (optional).

SIP MY COUNTRY ALE

  • 2 parts Smithworks
  • 5 parts ginger ale
  • Build in a mason jar with ice and garnish with a lime wedge (optional).

SMITHWORKS SWEET TEA

  • 2 parts Smithworks
  • 5 parts sweetened iced tea
  • Build in a mason jar with ice and garnish with a lemon wedge or sprig of mint (optional).

For additional information and more signature drink recipes, please visit www.SmithworksVodka.com

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SMITHWORKS Vodka. Distilled from Corn. Made in the USA. 40% Alc. /Vol. (80 Proof). ©2016 Smithworks Vodka, Ft. Smith, AR.