In September, Brescome Barton Inc., Salute American Vodka’s Connecticut distributing partner, pledged to donate over $5 per case sold of the patriotic spirits to further Salute American Vodka’s mission. Last week, Brescome Barton President Gene Sepe presented a check of $1,776 to the Salute American Vodka team to support the company’s charity partner, Work Vessels for Vets.
Work Vessels for Vets, Inc. is a national organization that equips America’s returning veterans with the tools they need to start a business or pursue career education or training. Since its inception in 2008, the Connecticut-based nonprofit, which is one of Salute American Vodka’s charity partners, has assisted more than 1,600 veterans across America with more than $2 million dollars in “vessels,” including boats, trucks, computers, cars, tractors, and equipment.
“We are honored to be partnered with Brescome Barton, a distributor that not only helps Salute American Vodka to expand across the state, but a company that truly believes in and wants to help advance Salute American Vodka’s mission,” says John Neikrash, President of Salute American Vodka. “We are grateful to the Brescome Barton team who sold nearly 350 cases of product to provide this additional donation. One hundred percent of every Salute American Vodka dollar contributed goes directly to organizations that help veterans and other American heroes in their local communities.”
Brescome Barton, Inc. is the largest wholesale distributor of spirits, wine, and beer in the state of Connecticut. In business since 1936, the company has grown significantly through acquisitions and new supplier relationships and continues to grow each year through additional appointments of suppliers and brands.
Since April 2017, Brescome Barton has been Salute American Vodka’s Connecticut distributing partner. The partnership brought Salute American Vodka from more than 90 locations already sold to nearly every retailer across the state. Salute American Vodka’s charitable mission mirrors Brescome Barton’s commitment to carry socially responsible brands in the alcoholic beverage industry.
“Brescome Barton is proud to support Salute American Vodka and the company’s contributions to Work Vessels For Vets,” says Gene Sepe, President of Brescome Barton, Inc. “In addition to the first dollar of every bottle sold that is donated by Salute American Vodka, Brescome Barton also donated over $5 for every case sold, from launch through September. It is our honor to help support veterans that have served our country. We believe in the Work Vessel For Vets mission and the opportunities they give these veterans to continue to serve our communities in other capacities.”
Salute American Vodka works with distributors and retailers as partners to localize the charitable dollar and boost product sales. The company connects with charities that are local to its partners helping them highlight their impact in their own communities.
Salute American Vodka donates the first dollar of every bottle of vodka sold to organizations that support veterans and other American Heroes. To find a retailer that carries Salute American Vodka near you, click here.