Blue Marble is the Best Premium Pre-Mixed Cocktails Producer

Blue Marble is the Best Premium Pre-Mixed Cocktails Producer

Best Premium Pre-Mixed Cocktails Producer 2020

United Kingdom – December 2020

LUXlife magazine announces the winners of the 2020 Food & Drink Awards.
This year has been the harbinger of challenge, and perhaps no more so than for the hospitality industries. Simple things, such as having food traffic, have been far from guaranteed. For many, it’s been a year of ‘worst case scenario’. Something that couldn’t possibly be planned for. However, that’s not to say that 2020 has been completely void of achievements and success. Because, out of the many challenges 2020 has brought to many a threshold, it has also offered an opportunity to adapt in unexpected ways. Businesses have capitalized on uncertainty and wielded impressive reputations and expertise to bring about new achievements. New successes. New growth. It is with that in mind that LUXlife launched this year’s Food and Drink Awards. To celebrate every success, no matter how small they may seem. Commenting on the winners of this year’s awards program, Coordinator Katherine Benton stated: “It’s been a difficult year for the hospitality and food and drink industries. With that, I offer my sincere congratulations to all of those recognized. I hope you have a better and thriving year ahead.”

To find out more about these prestigious awards, and the dedicated establishments that have been selected for them, please visit https://www.lux-review.com/ where you can view our winners supplement and full winners list.

About LUXlife

Published quarterly, LUXlife informs readers on all aspects of high-end lifestyle, including the finest food and drink, hotels and resorts, health and beauty, automotive, jewelry, art and technology from around the world. LUXlife is bought to you by AI Global Media, a digital publishing group founded in 2010. The group currently has 13 brands within its portfolio that include luxury lifestyle, construction, healthcare and small business focused publications. AI Global Media is dedicated to delivering content you can trust.

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Blue Marble Ultra-premium Spiked Seltzers for the Win!

Blue Marble Ultra-premium Spiked Seltzers for the Win!

Blue Marble Ultra-premium Spiked Seltzers for the Win!

December 2020

Blue Marble Cocktails make gold-winning, lightly spiked, vodka-based seltzers as seen in this year’s Canned Challenge competition. All Blue Marble’s seltzers are made with vodka and sparkling water with 95 calories and 1 gram carbohydrate. The flavor evoking names Berry Bliss, Citrus Joy, Pure Love, and Tropical Retreat are just part of the endearment of this line of lightly spiked seltzers coming in at 5% abv. In a sea of canned cocktails and malt-based seltzers on the shelf, it could be overwhelming to decide what to buy. Knowing that esteemed judges in the industry believed in Blue Marble, should ease that decision.

About Canned Challenge

The judges consisting of sommeliers, retail buyers, journalists, mixologist and beverage directors conducted the competition in a double-blind process. All judges undergo a calibration course prior to the competition to ensure consistency, fairness in evaluation and scoring of all spirits.

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Hard Seltzers News announced 14 best Moscow Mules - Blue Marble included

Hard Seltzers News announced 14 best Moscow Mules - Blue Marble included

14 BEST MOSCOW MULES IN A CAN FOR 2020

by “Hard Seltzer News” – November 23, 2020

Cold weather has arrived, and so has Moscow Mule season. The warming combination of spicy ginger and just the right amount of spirits make the Moscow Mule a favorite drink this time of year. With the rapid rise of the Moscow Mule cocktail-in-a-can, it can be confusing to sort through the Drizly listings for a delicious cocktail hiding behind the fancy graphics on the aluminum can. Our panel of tasters found the 14 best Moscow Mules in the US for 2020.

MOSCOW MULE BY BLUE MARBLE

Blue Marble makes a wide variety of hard seltzers and RTD cocktails, including this delicious Moscow Mule, coming in at 15% ABV. The taste is so well balanced that it is easy drinking in a high ball glass (or copper mug, if you insist) over ice. Blue Marble recently launched their award-winning Bloody Mary in a new 8-pack at Costco Wholesale Clubs. The vodka that is used in Blue Marble canned cocktails can also be purchased, so you can create your own cocktail. Blue Marble also has a canned water offering that will be coming in the near future. Products are available in AZ, AR, CA, CO, CT, FL, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, MD, MI, MN, MO, NE, NV, NJ, NY, ND, OH, OK, SD, TN, TX, UT, WA, and DC.

See the full article on Hard Seltzers News

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Blue Marble donates to the Dream Program, Dream Foundation

Blue Marble donates to the Dream Program, Dream Foundation

November 2020

We’re proud to be part of Magical Moments, Dream Foundation’s fall celebration of Dreams. This non-profit organization continues to fulfill dreams during this year’s COVID-19 restrictions, guidelines for social distancing. The virtual event included a free advanced private screening of Language of Dreams, award-winning director Peter Sasowsky’s film that draws back the curtain to reveal the magic of Dreams and the joy, comfort, and closure they bring to everyone they touch. You too can be part of the magic too and help give life to the final Dreams of terminally ill adults across the nation! It’s all happening at MagicalMoments2020.org!

About Dream Foundation

Registered 501(c)(3) non-profit. Dream Foundation’s Dreams touch lives, meet essential needs and provide inspiration, comfort and closure at the end of life. Over the past two decades, our Dreams have provided psychosocial and emotional support tailored to thousands of terminally ill adults and their families. Our work plays a critical role in the special end-of-life care that focuses on improving quality of life for patients and their families. With the support of a nationwide network of volunteers, hospices, health care organizations and committed donors, Dream Foundation has given life to more than 32,000 Dreams over the past 25 years.

Blue Marble Productions to Open New State-of-the-Art Canning Facility This Month

Blue Marble Productions to Open New State-of-the-Art Canning Facility This Month

Blue Marble Productions to Open New State-of-the-Art Canning Facility This Month

Blue Marble Productions – October 6, 2020

Blue Marble Productions, Inc., based in Indianapolis, IN is scheduled to start operations in their new state-of-the-art 181,000 square foot canning facility this month. Already canning alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages for some of the biggest companies in the world, Blue Marble has made significant investments to execute on their strategy for accelerated growth. 

As the beverage industry is pivoting to more sustainable packaging solutions and adapting to the increasing consumer demand for convenience, companies with canning expertise like Blue Marble are on the rise. Yet today, while many companies are struggling to scale fast enough to meet the growing market demands, Blue Marble Productions is forging ahead to fill a critical gap in the beverage industry by increasing much needed beverage canning services, and even offering options for outright purchase one of their production lines for larger customers wanting guaranteed production time.

Blue Marble Productions, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Blue Marble Cocktails, Inc., is currently producing its own line of nine “world’s best” award-winning ready-to-drink cocktails and four gold medal vodka seltzers, as well as co-packing and private labeling sparkling fruit juices, kombuchas, vitamin wellness drinks, canned waters, and other spirit based seltzers. Founder and CEO, Alan Miller, made the move in late 2019 to begin investing in a new team and facility to build production lines in 2020 capable of delivering over 450M cans with plans to expand and scale future production capacity to exceed over 1 Billion cans in 2021. Blue Marble Productions has a solid foundation and the expertise to manage everything from custom formulations and market trials to producing multi-million case volumes while continuing to develop, formulate, and co-pack for many of today’s industry leaders.

“We started with a clean slate and would not accept status quo on how facilities were designed or operated. We were a start-up operating like a Fortune 500 company, running SAP, hiring in-house PhDs to lead our formulary development, implementing GMP, and obtaining certifications like SQF, Kosher, Organic, etc… Now, we are making the natural next step towards being an industry leader in co-packing and product development. Expanding our footprint allows us to build another state-of-the-art production facility with plans for 6 lines and increasing our services and capabilities to include in-line sleeving, in-house microbiology, analytical testing, bulk liquid and ingredient storage, warehousing, and full 3PL services. Our expertise in slim/sleek sized cans (200ml, 250ml, and 355ml) requiring carbonation or nitrogen dosing was just the beginning, as we are now set-up to run 12oz and 16 oz industry-standard cans. I could not be prouder of the team we have put together and the products we produce!” said Miller.

In Q4 of 2020, Blue Marble plans to expand its current spirit-based alcohol production by adding malt and wine co-packing capabilities. That added capability is part of their continued expansion plans to include three additional co-packing lines scheduled for build-out in 2021.

“We are in an aggressive growth mode with the expertise, facility capabilities, and the room to scale at a time when the industry demand has truly outgrown its current canning capacity. While others are converting existing lines to stay relevant, we are building for the future. We understand the importance of guaranteed line-time with a co-packer that has the ability to produce a full range of alcohol and non-alcohol-based products and can scale production for growth. With the build out of our next 3 lines, we will add up to another 1.5+ Billion cans of production and provide co-pack customers three unique ways in which to secure their production for 2021 and beyond: (1) Purchase the next available planned line(s) within Blue Marble’s new facility; (2) Pre-pay for line time on our existing lines; (3) Schedule production time through our normal co-packing services. Blue Marble is not just another co-packer, but a full-service total canning solution for the beverage industry.” said President & COO, Brad Clatt.

Operating in its new state-of-the-art facility in October 2020, Blue Marble will leverage its expanded R&D services, in-house lab testing, increased production capacity, additional can sleeving services, expanded packaging services and full 3PL services to provide customers an end-to-end solution from incubation to mass-scale production to grow their brands.

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2020 NEW YORK INTERNATIONAL SPIRITS COMPETITION

2020 NEW YORK INTERNATIONAL SPIRITS COMPETITION

2020 NEW YORK INTERNATIONAL SPIRITS COMPETITION

August 20, 2020

Mojito Awarded Gold and Ready-To-Drink Cocktail Of The Year.

This year’s 11th annual New York International Spirits Competition was held virtually in New York City. There were 1,200 submissions that included over 30 countries and 60 categories to be judged by working trade buyers from the NYC Metro Area including restauranteurs, sommeliers, retail spirits buyers, distributors, and importers. Being recognized for a premium cocktail right now, amongst other established brands, when the ready-to-drink category is so popular just validates that people want a real cocktail. Blue Marble’s mojito is the right balance of sweet mint, lime juice and ultra-premium vodka. We removed all the fuss so you can just enjoy life.

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Great American International Spirits Competition

Great American International Spirits Competition

Great American International Spirits Competition 2020

Great American Spirit Awards

August, 2020

Looking for a vodka that is smooth & silky for sipping or for your favorite cocktail? Then put Blue Marble’s ultra-premium vodka on your radar because the esteemed judging panel at the Great American International Spirits Competition awarded our vodka GOLD for superior taste. It was judged not by how it compares to other spirits in a flight, but on its own merit, presence, balance and character.
This international competition is for all commercial distilleries and spirits producers. The spirits are blindly judged by respected industry Master Distillers, Certified Sprits Educators, Brand Ambassadors, retailers, importers, spirits industry writers and consultants. This was Blue Marble’s first competition participation and we are proud to have been awarded Gold amongst other premium vodka brands.

Great American Spirits International Competition has a charitable give back program called Raise A Glass Foundation. This is a non-profit organization created to help save and improve the lives of adults and children around the world. It would be very difficult if not impossible for a charity to solicit such a collection of award-winning bottles from producers around the world.
They aim to help deserving charities by donating up to thousands of award-winning, unused products post the competition for use at their fundraising galas, auctions and events. As a spirit brand that also gives back, we commend their efforts to make the world a better place.

See results on GASIC Awards

Keeping the Blue Marble Blue

Keeping the Blue Marble Blue

Keeping the Blue Marble Blue

August 2, 2020

The Tahoe Fund is a non-profit that was formed to help preserve the Tahoe Basin, promote outdoor recreation, and encourage environmental conservation. The projects that the fund promotes include but are not limited to creating mountain-biking trails, erecting nature-based amphitheaters, eliminating invasive species, preserving the crystal-clear waters of Lake Tahoe, and contributing to fire restoration projects.

In the summer, they celebrated their 10-year anniversary of the creation of the Tahoe Fund, Blue Marble is proud to have participated in the event with other like-minded partners and philanthropists by contributing in-kind donation of cocktails to support the fund.  This donation will help raise to support the Tahoe Fund’s initiatives and it is part of our ongoing commitment to safeguarding our environment and keeping the blue marble blue.  What a fun and tasty way to celebrate the organization and enjoy the planet while sipping on the best ingredients sourced from mother earth in a recyclable can. For more information about how you can get involved with the Tahoe Fund visit https://www.tahoefund.org.

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2020 SIP AWARDS ANNOUNCED BLUE MARBLE WINNER OF CONSUMER CHOICE, CONSUMER EVALUATED INNOVATION AND INNOVATION PACKAGING AWARDS

2020 SIP AWARDS ANNOUNCED BLUE MARBLE WINNER OF CONSUMER CHOICE, CONSUMER EVALUATED INNOVATION AND INNOVATION PACKAGING AWARDS

2020 SIP AWARDS ANNOUNCED BLUE MARBLE WINNER OF CONSUMER CHOICE, CONSUMER EVALUATED INNOVATION AND INNOVATION PACKAGING AWARD

July, 2020

Sip, sip, hooray! Blue Marble’s ultra-premium vodka received awards in Consumer Choice, Consumer Evaluated Innovation Award, and the Innovation Packaging Award. This is the only internationally recognized consumer judging competition that is unaffected by the industry’s bias. Just shy of 1,000 brands participated in the 2020 SIP Awards with 76 vodka entries so it is an honor to even be noticed amongst so many new and established brands.

You may have already guessed this, but if not, Blue Marble’s smooth ultra-premium vodka is used in our seltzers and our vodka-based cocktails; screwdriver, Cosmo, Greyhound, Vodka soda, Bloody Mary and Moscow Mule. Finding your favorite, award-winning Blue Marble drink is the easiest thing you do this year!

See results on SIP Awards

2020 TASTINGS - Spiked Seltzer Tropical Retreat gets the Gold medal

2020 TASTINGS - Spiked Seltzer Tropical Retreat gets the Gold medal

2020 TASTINGS - Spiked Seltzer Tropical Retreat gets the Gold medal

June, 2020

Seltzers are the hottest drinks this summer, and we know there are many choices in a sea of bubbly canned cocktails. Blue Marble’s lightly spiked seltzers are the gold-winning choice for many seltzer drinkers who prefer a smooth, vodka-based seltzer.  The esteemed judges awarded Tropical Retreat a remarkable score of 93 points and a Gold, claiming an exceptional beverage. All Blue Marble’s seltzers are 5 percent alcohol by volume, 95 calories, 1g carbohydrate and made with ultra-premium vodka and no artificial ingredients. If you were thinking of trying a lower percentage cocktail or a seltzer, why not try one that has been awarded gold?

About Tastings: They are an independent product rating and review source that provides beverage guides and education for consumers as well as the trade. Judging method is done by blind tasting by trained expert panelists, professional retailers, restaurateurs, journalists, buyers, and bartenders.

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