Oval in Hotlanta

Steve & I just returned from Atlanta, where we were busy selling Oval to local bars, restaurants, and liquor stores. This was my first trip to the ATL, though I’ve been through the airport many-a-time. I guess I expected the city to be like New York, just smaller and hotter with everyone dressed like Lil’ John or Scarlett O’Hara. Those Southern stereotypes were not fulfilled, but just for giggles, here’s a few that were:

1. I met a liquor store owner named Bubba who talked about a recent Toby Keith concert for about 45 minutes.
2. Every female server I encountered called me “Hun” and said “Bless Your Heart.”
3. The TGI Fridays I visited had a “No Guns Allowed” sign on the front door.

Giggles aside, Atlanta was a great city—sprawled out with more green spaces than is typical in major U.S. cities. Everyone I met was friendly and helpful and I had a great time.

Oval got a great reception from those I visited—everyone thought it was extremely clean & smooth, and enjoyed the warmth of the Italian summer wheat. One store owner even went so far as to say it was the best-tasting vodka (and yes, you actually can taste this one) he had in the store. The only problem managers seemed to have was figuring out which of the vodkas they already had needed to go to make room for our lovely bottle.

Georgia was our first market & the folks at Georgia Crown distributors were fantastic. Next stop, New York! If we’re not in your area yet, don’t stress! Keep an eye on the E-Commerce sites we have listed here—the ones based in New York should be offering it soon!


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Who isn't these days? Check out our new facebook groups for Absinthe Mata Hari and Oval Vodka. There are cocktail recipes and photos (including some from "Tales of the Cocktail") up already. Keep an eye on it, because we plan to post videos in the near future as well. C'mon, be a joiner!