US artisanal vodka brand Nebula9 has signed a distribution agreement with alcohol beverage distributor Republic National Distributing Company (RNDC)/Youngs Market Company (Young’s).

RNDC/Young’s will initially distribute Nebula9 across 276 liquor stores in Oregon, US.

The distribution partnership will be effective from 1 January 2021.

Nebula9 founder and CEO Keith Davis said: “We’re thrilled to align with RNDC/Young’s network and infrastructure of partners to enhance our footprint in the Oregon market.

“Craft, flavoured vodkas are trending amongst consumers, and now with our expanded distribution, we’re excited to bring our artisanal portfolio to the forefront with great taste and wellness benefits unlike anything in the category.”

The partnership is expected to bolster Nebula9’s presence in the Pacific Northwest region, enhance product awareness, increase sales and will also help full market penetration.

Additionally, RNDC/Young’s will establish an on-premise relationship on behalf of Nebula9 brand with restaurants, bars, and clubs.

Currently, Nebula9 vodka is available in six flavours including Strawberry Lemon, Lemon Ginger, Pomegranate Blueberry, Pineapple Passion, Kool Grape and Mystic Mango.

Nebula9 said that its vodkas contain organic apple cider vinegar and are distilled four times.

With 35% alcohol by volume (ABV), Nebula9 is claimed to be free from gluten and sugar and is sweetened with organic agave nectar and stevia leaves.

The company said that all its vodka flavours are produced locally in Portland, Oregon, and packaged in a 750ml bottle.

In February 2018, Eastside Distilling contracted RNDC to distribute its Redneck Riviera Whiskey (RRW) in North Dakota, Nebraska and Oklahoma, US.