Highland Imports of Shelton launched new selections from Idaho’s Grand Teton Distillery, whose products include Born and Bred Vodka, Teton Huckleberry Vodka and Colter’s Run Bourbon. Born and Bred Vodka is made from Idaho potatoes and is 20 times distilled with “unspoiled glacial water that flows from the Grand Teton Mountains.” The gluten-free vodka earned a Gold Medal from the 2016 Wine & Spirits Wholesalers Association competitions. Teton Huckleberry Vodka, made with Idaho huckleberries infused in the potato vodka over a nine-week period, is naturally gluten-free and received 2015 and 2016 Bronze Medals from the Beverage Testing Institute. Colter’s Run Bourbon Whiskey, made from corn and rye in small batches, offers flavors of vanilla and oak and is aged for a minimum of three years. It achieved Double-Gold medal status in 2015.
Tim Harland, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Grand Teton Distillery, visited Connecticut in April to launch the spirits. Harland, along with representatives from Highland Imports, traveled the state to promote the brand, making stops at Jesup Hall in Westport, Murphy’s Townhouse in Stamford and Mill Street Bar and Table in Greenwich, among many other locations. The Born and Bred Vodka brand was founded in partnership with actor and producer Channing Tatum, who “sought out the best American-made vodka” to partner with, leading him to the award-winning distillery. Tatum will create and curate a series of marketing content to promote “what unfolds when camaraderie meets adventure” as part of the partnership.