Brescome Barton hosted a local beneficiary of Work Vessels for Veterans, a nonprofit organization, at an April sales meeting. John Green, a 14-year Navy Veteran based in Groton, Connecticut, addressed the sales team. Due to injuries sustained while serving, Green was medically retired and has since started an Oxi-Fresh franchise with help from the Connecticut-based Work Vessels for Veterans, who presented Green with equipment enabling the rapid expansion of his franchise. The veterans-support organization, which helps veterans transitioning from active duty back to civilian life, receives $1 for every bottle of Salute American Vodka sold. The brand, distributed in the state by Brescome Barton, is an 80-proof, USA Certified vodka made with corn and wheat grains grown in the heartland, distilled four times for a thicker pour and smooth, clean, odorless taste. The vodka, owned by Handcrafted Brands of Branford, is bottled and distilled in Rochester, New York.