WILMINGTON, Delaware – February 01, 2018 – Chopin Imports Limited (CIL), the exclusive marketing company for Chopin Vodka brand and other best-in-class spirits, announced a partnership agreement with one of Mexico’s most sought brands – Koch El Mezcal (Koch). Chuck Kane’, COO of Chopin Imports, made the announcement.
“We are honored to partner with Koch, to help build their brand, promote the ancient ways of making mezcal and support the communities that exclusively help produce their amazing products. The synergies between Koch and Chopin are a perfect complement to each other,” said Kane’.
“It is a very exciting time for Koch. We knew we needed the right partner to help promote the artistry of our spirits,” said Koch El Mezcal Founder Carlos Moreno. “Chopin Imports is known as a pioneer in promoting terroir, embracing the traditional ways of making spirits, focusing on the liquid and the people responsible for it. The entire community gave its blessing on this deal and we know success is in our future.”
As part of the partnership, Chopin Imports Ltd. will manage the entire Koch portfolio of products that are divided into ranges corresponding to the categories of “mezcal artisanal” and “mezcal ancestral.” Initially, Koch will focus on six core magueys (agave plant species): Espadin, Arroqueno, Tepestate, Tobala, Barril, an Ensamble blend and a Karwinski blend. Other magueys that will be available include Coyote, Lumbre, Madrecuishe, Mexicano, Tobasiche, Jabali and Cuishe. Ancestral-style products will include Coyote, Castilla, Barril and Tobala.
Each spirit offering is uniquely hand-produced from the wilds of Oaxaca, delivered to consumers around the world. Koch Mezcal focuses on sustainability, all-natural ingredients and traditional production practices. Koch product offerings will be available across the U.S. starting April 1, 2019, for a suggested retail price ranging from $40 to $250.
About Koch El Mezcal
Founded in 2009, Koch El Mezcal (Koch) is a pioneer of the single-agave mezcal. Koch is committed to the environment by only using 100 percent sustainable practices, protecting/maintaining the agave population in Mexico, and cultivating the traditions of Oaxaca and its people. The Koch portfolio includes 25 products, made from wild, cultivated and semi-cultivated agaves. The products express and respect the identity/terroir of each of the producing regions while honoring the traditional way of making mezcal. Koch products are 100 percent hand-made, providing individuals from over 13 local communities and 59 Palenques with fair wages and the opportunity to have a better life. Koch El Mezcal products are available throughout Mexico and in 15 countries around the world. Since Koch began selling in 2013, their sales have doubled year over year.
About Chopin Imports Ltd.
Chopin Imports Limited (CIL) was established to market one of the world’s top vodkas, Chopin Vodka, and other expressions created by the Dorda family. Chopin Vodka products are distilled from local ingredients grown in Podlasie region, Poland (100km east of Warsaw) and the entire distillation process – from growing, cooking, fermenting and distilling raw ingredients, to bottling – is carefully tended on the family estate. Chopin Vodka was the first to debut ultra-luxury vodka in 1993 with its iconic bottles– a design that has since redefined the vodka sector. CIL offers its renowned single-ingredient vodkas – potato, rye and wheat; limited-edition line of SINGLE, once distilled spirits that showcase just how different vodkas can be; and a duo of Dorda Liqueurs (Dorda Double Chocolate and Dorda Sea Salt Caramel). Naturally gluten free, Chopin Potato Vodka has been named one of the best vodkas by the San Francisco World Spirits Competition and the Los Angeles International Spirits Competition for eight years consecutively with Chopin Potato being the most awarded potato vodka in the world. CIL has since used its successful sales and marketing insights to expand its super-premium agency brand portfolio.