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Phillips Distilling Company Debuts UV Candy Bar Vodka

February 4, 2013

MINNEAPOLIS (February 4, 2013) – Phillips Distilling Company (Phillips) today unveils the world’s first candy bar flavored vodka, UV Candy Bar. Infused with all-natural milk chocolate, velvety caramel and peanut butter flavors, UV Candy Bar is a sippable sweet indulgence. New to shelves in 2013, UV Candy Bar is the 17th flavor in the growing UV Vodka flavor portfolio.

Sales of UV Vodka’s wildly successful dessert flavored category, including UV Cake, UV Chocolate Cake and UV Whipped, have increased 81 percent over the last year. “Originality is the core of our brand,” said Pedro Caceres, Phillips president and CEO. “UV Candy Bar provides consumers with a one-of-a-kind flavor profile, bold, unique and sweet. We look forward to unprecedented success as the demand for our confectionary flavors rise.”

UV Vodka has been an IMPACT! Magazine Hot Brand award winner for seven consecutive years and most recently was honored as a Blue Chip Brand. The brand won a double gold medal at the 2012 WSWA Wine & Spirits Tasting Competition and scored 93 points at The 2012 Ultimate Spirits Challenge.

“Phillips introduced flavored vodkas to the U.S. in the 1950’s,” said Caceres. “We continue to revolutionize the category by staying ahead of trends, which allows us to create new and unexpected flavors like UV Candy Bar.”

UV Vodka is distilled four times for premium quality and activated carbon filtered to ensure the highest level of purity and the perfect pH balance. UV Candy Bar is available in all bottle sizes with a suggested retail price of $12.99 for a 750mL bottle.

Eat candy through a straw.

Candy Bar Kerplunk
1 part UV Candy Bar
2 parts milk
1 piece butterscotch candy
Serve over ice.

Hardcore Candy Bar
1 part UV Candy Bar
1 part UV Vodka
1 part triple sec
1 part Trader Vic’s Amaretto liqueur
1 splash of cola
Serve over ice.

Candy Bar Bulldog
1 part UV Candy Bar
1 part Trader Vic’s Coffee Liqueur
Splash of cream or milk
Splash of cola
Serve over ice.

Visit UV Vodka’s new website, www.uvvodka.com, “LIKE” UV Candy Bar on Facebook or follow us on Twitter at @uv_vodka.

About Phillips Distilling Company
Phillips Distilling Company (Phillips) is one of the most innovative and enduring distilled spirits companies in the U.S. 100 years in the making, Phillips continues to produce high-quality products using only the finest ingredients, sourced from around the globe. From America’s first schnapps in the 1930s, to flavored vodka in the 1950s, to flavored whiskey in the 2000s, Phillips is consistently a pioneer in the spirits industry. The Phillips portfolio includes UV Vodka flavored vodkas, Prairie Vodka, Revel Stoke Spiced Whisky, Phillips and SourPuss Liqueurs. Phillips Distilling Company is a subsidiary of United States Distilled Products. The company is based in Minneapolis. www.phillipsdistilling.com