Amber Beverage to enter USA market with Aligned Beverage Solutions

April 12, 2017

New York-based Aligned Beverage Solutions has been appointed to represent our Moskovskaya® Vodka and Riga Black Balsam® herbal bitter brands across the US, effective April 10, 2017.  Moskovskaya® Vodka had previously been represented in the US by the Stoli Group.

ALIGNED BEVERAGE SOLUTIONS, LLC ("Aligned") is a New York-based wine and spirits sales and marketing firm launched in late 2016.  Led by Chairman, Hans Christian Holst, and CEO, Jay Harkins, Aligned's business model is based on taking a hyper-focused approach that is specifically tailored to each brand and its individual positioning and growth strategy.

MOSKOVSKAYA® VODKA is an award-winning international vodka brand that embraces over 100 years of history and traditional production methods.  The rich history of Moskovskaya® Vodka is rooted in the Russian Empire when the current vodka production facility in Riga, Latvia was established in 1900. For more than a century it has defended the finest traditions of quality, delivering vodka satisfaction in its most authentic form. Moskovskaya® has a strong global footprint and retails at approximately $12.99 per 750ml bottle in the U.S.


RIGA BLACK BALSAM® or Riga Black is an indigenous Latvian herbal bitter that is a traditional blend of 24 distinct ingredients, resulting in a unique and refined taste profile.  With a solid history of more than 260 years, Riga Black is one of the oldest living brands of herbal bitters in the world. Today the legendary beverage is sold across 30 international markets, with over 4 million bottles produced every year. The Riga Black range includes the contemporary flavoured versions of Riga Black Currant where the original recipe is enriched with blackcurrant juice, and the rum-based Riga Black Element. At a 45% ABV, Riga Black has recently gained notoriety within the cocktail and bartending communities.



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