Arbikie's Scottish potato vodka to go on sale in Canada

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Scottish sustainable distillery Arbikie has signed an agreement which will put its vodka on shelves in Canada.

The family-owned, field-to-bottle distiller has agreed a distribution deal with Canadian drinks importer SGWS to put its Tattie Bogle Vodka - Scotland's first potato vodka - on sale in Toronto.

The vodka is named after 'tattie bogles' - the ancient Scotch name for potato scarecrows which were once plentiful in the country's potato fields. Arbikie uses Maris Piper, Kind Edward and Cultra potato varieties grown on its family farm to make the spirit.

Kirsty Black, master distiller at Arbikie, said: "The flavour profile of our vodkas is determined by the ingredients grown on the farm. With Tattie Bogle there are clear spice notes and creaminess in flavour."

Arbikie director John Stirling said: "We are delighted to have agreed this landmark distribution deal. Our aim has always been to disrupt the vodka market by highlighting the importance of our base ingredients and how these impact on the flavour profile.

"The growing desire for provenance and traceability of ingredients is very 'now' and this latest deal reflects this trend."

Tattie Bogle Vodka is part of the Arbikie Distillery's family of sustainable spirits, including the world's first "climate positive" gin, Nàdar Gin, and the world's only Scottish rye whisky.