2021 USA SPIRIT RATINGS AWARDS BLUE MARBLE COCKTAILS

2021 USA SPIRIT RATINGS AWARDS BLUE MARBLE COCKTAILS

2021 USA SPIRIT RATINGS AWARDS BLUE MARBLE COCKTAILS

August, 2021

Blue Marble Cocktails in High Spirits After Receiving Multiple Awards

Blue Marble’s ready-to-drink cocktails, vodka-based seltzers and premium vodka are worth their weight in gold. Blue Marble makes alcoholic beverages that include rum, vodka and tequila. Judges from the competition included tasting notes from their experience and are shared below.

Blue Marble Vodka

Vodka

10x distilled vodka spirit

82 pts. Silver Medal

Judges’ Tasting Note:

“Very Smooth and refined with a clean and bright finish.”

Blue Marble Cocktails

15% abv., Featuring Vodka, Rum and Tequila ready-to-enjoy canned cocktails.

Screwdriver Cocktail

Screwdriver

91 pts., Gold Medal

Judges’ Tasting Note:

“Strong orange nose, with hints of ripe citrus. Seems like a fresh squeezed orange juice with hints of spices.”

Bloody Mary Cocktail

Bloody Mary

75 pts., Bronze Medal

Judges’ Tasting Note:

“Nuances of fresh herbs and spices on the nose. The palate is driven by spices, grilled herbs and bitter finish.”

Coconut Island Cocktail

Coconut Island

74 pts., Bronze Medal

Judges’ Tasting Note:

“Aromas of lime, coconut and fresh mango on the nose. Pineapple and toasted coconut aromas leap from the glass. Mouthfeel is creamy, leaving an impression of pina colada flavors.”

Cosmo Cocktail

Cosmo

78 pts., Bronze Medal

Judges’ Tasting Note:

“Nice presence of lime and cranberry on the nose.”

Blue Marble Spiked Seltzers

5% abv., 1 carb, 95 calories, sparkling water and ultra-premium vodka in each can.

Spiked Seltzers Tropical Retreat

Tropical Retreat

90 pts., Gold Medal


Judges’ Tasting Note:

“…Perfectly fruity and light. A true tropical retreat in a can.”

Spiked Seltzers Pure Love

Pure Love

88 pts., Silver Medal


Judges’ Tasting Note:

“Soft and subtle nose leads into a light palate.”

Spiked Seltzers Berry Bliss

Berry Bliss

88 pts., Silver Medal

Judges’ Tasting Note:

“…This is just as crisp and refreshing as any seltzer on the market, only cleaner and dryer. Light, fruity and refreshing”

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Disrupting the beverage industry | Cover story by CIO VIEWS

Disrupting the beverage industry | Cover story by CIO VIEWS

Disrupting the beverage industry.

Cover Story by CIO VIEWS

It’s not easy to catch up to Alan Miller, Founder and CEO of Blue Marble. If he isn’t running 200 miles per hour at the helm at Blue Marble, you probably might catch a glimpse of him doing exactly that on racetrack somewhere in the world.

Success is simple to him. It’s about setting a goal and achieving it. He states, “there are so many goals I set when I start a company. The first is the exit strategy. I know is sounds crazy, but I treat it like every race I start. Am I looking to win, set the fastest lap, or just finish in the top 3. Is this going to be an IPO, acquisition, of lifestyle business? Without this goal and destination setting, I could never achieve or arrive at my goal. Success is never about money. It is a loss leader and, in the end, not very satisfying.”

Blue Marble Wins at 2021 Bartender Spirits Awards

Blue Marble Wins at 2021 Bartender Spirits Awards

2021 Ultimate Spirits Challenge Announces Blue Marble Wins

June, 2021

Results from this years’ competition are below accompanied with point ratings and judges tasting notes.

Blue Marble Spiked Seltzers

Spiked Seltzers Citrus Joy

Citrus Joy

84 points, Silver

Tasting Notes: Light, bright, and balanced. A dry style of seltzer with light lemon zest nuances.

Spiked Seltzers Tropical Retreat

Tropical Retreat

80 points, Silver

Tasting Notes: Tropical flavors as sweet as candy finished with crisp bubbles on the finish.

Spiked Seltzers Pure Love

Pure Love

78 points, Bronze

Tasting Notes: Straightforward with a clean finish. A good vodka for a base cocktail.

Spiked Seltzers Berry Bliss

Berry Bliss

Blue Marble Cocktails

Vodka Soda Cocktail

Vodka Soda

81 points, Silver

Tasting Notes: Nuances of light citrus. A rich and satisfying texture from the natural juice.

Coconut Island Cocktail

Coconut Island

80 points, Silver

Tasting Notes: Flavors of coconut and sugar upfront. Overall sweet and refreshing.

Mojito Cocktail

Mojito

80 points, Silver

Tasting Notes: Nice pre-made mojito flavors. A touch on the sweeter side.

Screwdriver Cocktail

Screwdriver

80 points, Silver

Tasting Notes: Flavors of orange on the palate. A touch sweet on the finish but would be good over ice.

Bloody Mary Cocktail

Bloody Mary

78 points, Bronze

Tasting Notes: Slight notes of tomato and Worcestershire. Pleasant and balanced. A robust Bloody Mary cocktail that is spicy, savory, and rich.

Cosmo Cocktail

Cosmo

76 points, Bronze

Tasting Notes: Strong taste of cranberry and orange. Nuances of lime on the finish.

Marble-rita Cocktail

Marble-rita

74 points, Bronze

Tasting Notes: Flavors of sticky lime. A nice sweetness on the palate.

Blue Marble Spirits

Blue Marble Vodka

Vodka

74 points, Bronze

Tasting Notes: Flavors of sticky lime. A nice sweetness on the palate.

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2021 Ultimate Spirits Challenge Announces Blue Marble Wins

2021 Ultimate Spirits Challenge Announces Blue Marble Wins

2021 Ultimate Spirits Challenge Announces Blue Marble Wins

June, 2021

Results from this years’ competition are below accompanied with point ratings and judges tasting notes.

Blue Marble Vodka

Vodka

  • 92 points, Excellent, Highly Recommend
  • Great Value Award
  • TASTING NOTE: Vivid and clean on the nose, which is awash in hints of white currant, citrus oil, peach pit, and white flowers. The palate is mineral and crisp, with slight touches of biscuit dough and black pepper which last on the tongue.

Blue Marble Cocktails

Greyhound Cocktail

Greyhound

  • 90 points, Excellent, Highly Recommend
  • Great Value Award
  • TASTING NOTE: This is a tropical, juicy, and flavorful cocktail. The flavor of freshly squeezed grapefruit juice is perfectly matched by the sweetness and natural tartness. The touch of bitterness adds complexity and balances the luscious profile of this summery drink.
Mojito Cocktail

Mojito

  • 89 points, Very Good, Strong Recommendation
  • TASTING NOTE: Abundantly minty and green fruited on the nose with hints of apple, lime zest, cucumber, and honeydew melon. Salty and sweet at the same time, lime juice and mint are dominating on the palate with a slight spritz which makes it very refreshing.
Screwdriver Cocktail

Screwdriver

  • 89 points, Very Good, Strong Recommendation
  • TASTING NOTE: Perfect for brunch or a sunny-day picnic, this is a refreshing combination of fresh orange and a clean vodka, resulting in a rich and quenching cocktail that will likely disappear before the ice has melted.
Vodka Soda Cocktail

Vodka Soda

  • 88 points, Very Good, Strong Recommendation
  • TASTING NOTE: One of the more potent vodka sodas on the market, this has a splash of fresh lime to brighten up the profile. Very dry, with big, persistent bubbles to drive the flavors and satisfy the palate, it finishes on a bitter lime zest note.
Marble-rita Cocktail

Marble-rita

  • 86 points, Very Good, Strong Recommendation
  • TASTING NOTE: Sweet up front, but a citrus kick of lime and peppery tequila balance out the drink for a refreshing and classic profile of margarita. Pour over ice or add sparkling water for even more zesty refreshment.
Cosmo Cocktail

Cosmo

  • 85 points, Very Good, Strong Recommendation
  • TASTING NOTE: Tart and bright with generous flavors of cranberry and lime, this cocktail refreshes while remaining punchy and delivering concentrated fruit flavors. Perfect for summer parties and picnics, enjoy over ice or mix with club soda for a fun one-and-one.
Bloody Mary Cocktail

Bloody Mary

  • 82 points, Good, Recommended

Blue Marble Seltzers

Spiked Seltzers Pure Love

Pure Love

  • 87 points, Very Good
  • Strong Recommendation
  • TASTING NOTE: Crystal clear color with a vibrant brightness in the glass. The palate is ethereally light, offering an energizing, invigorating, and thirst-quenching freshness. The very fine bubbles are incredibly persistent and spritzy creating a spring-water-like crisp finish.
Spiked Seltzers Berry Bliss

Berry Bliss

  • 87 points, Very Good. Strong Recommendation
Spiked Seltzers Tropical Retreat

Tropical Retreat

  • 86 points, Very Good, Strong Recommendation
  • TASTING NOTE: Opening with a perfumey mélange of tropical fruit candy and sugary tiki cocktail notes, this unsweetened seltzer packs a lot of ripe flavor but finishes completely dry, with the lingering fragrance of orange and pineapple. 
Spiked Seltzers Citrus Joy

Citrus Joy

  • 82 points, Good, Recommended
2021 SIP AWARDS Announces Blue Marble’s Winning Spirits

2021 SIP AWARDS Announces Blue Marble’s Winning Spirits

2021 SIP AWARDS Announces Blue Marble’s Winning Spirits

May, 2021

2021 SIP AWARDS, a consumer evaluated international spirits competition, awards Blue Marble with multiple awards at this years’ event. Measuring premium cocktails and spirits against competitors in their respective categories via blind taste test format, the judges of the competition are industry experts and consumers. Blue Marble cocktails, vodka and seltzers were awarded consumer’s choice, double gold, and innovation awards at this years’ competition, proving that ultra-premium beverages are achievable in a can.

Blue Marble Vodka Double Gold & Consumers’ Choice Award
Blue Marble ultra-premium vodka seltzers Berry Bliss – Double Gold; Pure Love – Gold; Tropical Retreat – Gold
Blue Marble ultra-premium cocktails Bloody Mary – Double Gold; Cosmo – Double Gold; Mojito – Double Gold & Innovation Award; Greyhound – Gold; Marblerita – Gold; Screwdriver – Gold; Coconut Island – Silver & Innovation Award.

Keep The Blue Marble Blue by recycling your empty can. The Blue Marble thanks you.

See results on SIP Awards

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Blue Marble Productions Expands Again to Meet National Canning Co-Packing Capacity Needs

Blue Marble Productions Expands Again to Meet National Canning Co-Packing Capacity Needs

Blue Marble Productions Expands Again to Meet National Canning Co-Packing Capacity Needs

Alan Miller at Blue Marble

INDIANAPOLIS, April 30, 2021 (Newswire.com) – Blue Marble Productions, Inc based out of Indianapolis, IN is expanding again. Blue Marble is meeting the ever growing capacity needs for canning both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages for some of the biggest companies in the world. Blue Marble has made significant investments and are paving new ground for accelerated growth. As the nation’s premier co-packer, Blue Marble is growing from 181,000 square feet to 425,000 square feet with multiple new canning lines, in-house sleeving and variety packaging systems. Blue Marble Productions is forging ahead to fill a much-needed gap in the beverage industry.

Blue Marble Productions, Inc., (a wholly owned subsidiary of Blue Marble Cocktails, Inc.), is currently co-packing and private labeling alcoholic and non-alcoholic based products, including ready-to-drink cocktails, sparkling fruit juices, kombuchas, vitamin wellness drinks, canned water and of course vodka, gin, tequila, whiskey and rum based hard seltzers. Founder and CEO, Alan Miller, made the move late 2019 to begin investing in a new team and facility to scale their current co-packing capabilities and are scaling again. Already developing formulas and canning for many of today’s industry leaders, Blue Marble Productions takes great pride in its ability to manage production runs for market trials to multi-million case volumes for today’s largest customers.

“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… As an industry leader, expanding our footprint gives us the opportunity to service even more clients. We have already increased our services and capabilities to include in-line sleeving, in-house microbiology and analytical testing, bulk liquid and ingredient storage, warehousing and full 3PL services. I couldn’t be more pleased with the progress we have made and the clientele we service. The entire team at Blue Marble is comprised of some of the most talented individuals I have ever had the pleasure to work with,” said Miller.

In Q4 of 2021, Blue Marble will launch its next new high speed canning line with plans to expand further in 2022 and beyond.

“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. We understand that securing line time and capacity is critical for our clients. Our ability to secure aluminum cans, packaging, and ingredients has us well positioned to service clients of all sizes. With this latest expansion we are positioned to exceed 1-Billion can co-packing production annually,” said Brad Clatt, President & COO.

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Blue Marble Cocktails bestowed RTD Producer of the Year at NYISC

Blue Marble Cocktails bestowed RTD Producer of the Year at NYISC

Blue Marble Cocktails bestowed RTD Producer of the Year at NYISC

April, 2021

Blue Marble was honored with RTD Producer of the Year by New York International Spirits Competition; Double Gold medal and RTD of the Year for Screwdriver and Gold medal for the Cosmo. This year marks the 12th year of this competition, judged by real trade buyers in the spirit industry comprised of restauranteurs, retail spirits buyers and the like. With so many spirits in the market, a superior cocktail in a can is sought out by consumers. It is these types of competitions that solidify Blue Marble as a premium brand that buyers are confident to offer to their guests.

 

Click HERE to see all Blue Marble awards from this years’ competition.

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Building A 100 Million Dollar Business During Covid - Cover Story by TOTAL PRESTIGE MAGAZINE

Building A 100 Million Dollar Business During Covid - Cover Story by TOTAL PRESTIGE MAGAZINE

Building A 100 Million Dollar Business During Covid

Cover Story by TOTAL PRESTIGE MAGAZINE

New couples don’t often start new companies shortly after they begin dating, yet that is exactly what Alan Miller and Danyelle Rabine did. Not long after beginning a relationship the new couple founded Blue Marble Cocktails, a ready to drink cocktail brand. And shortly after that Miller founded Blue Marble Productions, Inc. Miller & Rabine have grown Blue Marble Productions and Blue Marble Cocktails into powerhouse companies.

The company’s prosperity should hit even greater heights in the coming years as more individuals around the globe are exposed to the great tasting cocktails available from the brand. But it isn’t just the cocktails that will see the company excel. Its manufacturing facility in Indiana provides even more financial benefits, enabling Blue Marble Cocktails to thrive in the ready to drink cocktail sector. The company produces cocktails, seltzers, vodka, and water. While making RTD cocktails and beverages is Blue Marble’s main focus, the company has branched out into canning products for some of the world’s top beverage businesses thanks to its state-of-the-art facility in Indianapolis, Indiana. The environmentally-focused company is thriving and expects even greater things in the near future.

” I never imagined that the biggest alcohol companies in the world would approach me to make their products. We started off small with 20,000 sq. feet, expanded to 32,000 sq. feet and now are in our new facility which is almost 200,000 sq. feet and we are already in the middle of expanding to 300,000 sq. feet. Companies found out just how good and complicated our drinks are and trust us to make theirs. I could not be prouder of what we have built.

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Atlantic Beverage Adds Blue Marble Seltzers and Canned Cocktails

Atlantic Beverage Adds Blue Marble Seltzers and Canned Cocktails

Atlantic Beverage Adds Blue Marble Seltzers and Canned Cocktails

Story by Beverage Journal

Indiana-based Blue Marble Ultra Premium Spiked Seltzers and Ultra Premium Cocktails join the Atlantic Beverage Distributors Rhode Island state portfolio. The award-winning premium vodka seltzers and canned cocktails keep their central mission in mind: supporting global awareness, conservation and environmental initiatives through their “keep the blue marble blue” program.

The ready-to-drink offerings use recyclable cans and Sustainable Forestry Initiative-certified packaging. Every cocktail is made in-house through Blue Marble’s state-of-the-art production facility located in Indianapolis. The line of ultra-premium spirits and 12 ready-to-drink flavors are offered in Screwdriver, Greyhound, Moscow Mule, Bloody Mary, Cosmo, Marble-rita, Vodka Soda, Mojito and Coconut Island. Blue Marble Cocktails’ handcrafted cocktails do not contain any dyes, GMOs or “artificial anything.” Blue Marble Seltzers are available in Tropical Retreat, Citrus Joy, Berry Bliss and Pure Love.

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Food & Beverage Magazine Announce 2020 Winners of PR%F Awards

Food & Beverage Magazine Announce 2020 Winners of PR%F Awards

Food & Beverage Magazine Announce 2020 Winners of PR%F Awards

Making a splash of an impact at the end of the year, Blue Marble goes home with 12 awards from this years’ event. Highlighting GOLD for Blue Marble Premium Vodka’s spectacular packaging design and our seltzers were also on podium to win in the Design Distinctive category. The sleek and clean designs were a hit with the judges. In the ready-to-drink category, which has been a huge trend in the market created a buzz as our cocktails and seltzers were awarded for their well-rounded taste. Premium podium power in this category for these cocktails and vodka-sparkling water beverages that collected multiple medals. Rounding on top with GOLD, Blue Marble’s Cosmo and Greyhound at a 91-point rating proving that these canned cocktails and spirits are not just award winning, but also a great value for consumers and trade buyers.

For more information on PR%F Awards and PR%F Awards Design Distinction, PR%F Awards

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