Emporia Brands is stepping up activity for super-premium vodka Staritsky & Levitsky with the appointment of a bartender as UK brand ambassador.
The role has been taken on by Dainius Kazlauskas (pictured), who was previously at Pachamama Bar and Grill and Home House members club, both in Marylebone, London.
He will be touring the UK over the coming months, visiting cities including Manchester, Newcastle upon Tyne, Edinburgh and London.
The brand, which was taken on by Emporia Brands last year, is already being served in some of London’s prestige venues including Novikov and Mahiki.
Dainius will show off a variety of unique serves for the Ukrainian vodka from its core expression Staritsky & Levitsky Reserve to even more premium releases Private Cellar and Distil No 9.
Staritsky & Levitsky, founded by a group of vodka enthusiasts, is made in Lviv, close to the Polish border and the protected Carpathian mountains with their crystal-clear water wells. It is made with grains grown in Ukraine’s rich black soils. It is distilled five times in traditional copper stills before being filtered twice through charcoal and twice through rhinestone.