When it comes to a choosing a smooth and satisfying drink, Vesica Vodka is indeed a very good choice! Vesica Vodka, a brand new brand in the gluten-free alcoholic beverage industry, was founded by Adam Bak. Bak a big name in the business, was one of the first exporters of Polish vodka to the US. This vodka visionary is responsible for the success of Ultimat Vodka, one of the most high-end vodka products, which was ultimately sold to tequila company Patron.
Adam, who is originally from Poland, started importing food products from his native country, which is a powerhouse in the production of fruits such as strawberries, raspberries and cherries. When he was presented with the opportunity to import alcoholic beverages, he decided to give it a try, and is now a superstar in the spirits business! This bold businessman who lives in Brooklyn is one of the most significant importers in the United States. His warehouse, Adamba Imports International, Inc., is still located in Greenpoint.
While Ultimat Vodka was made with a triple blend of wheat, rye and potato, Vesica is made with just potato, ensuring a smooth finish – you are sure to be a fan of this new organic vodka! Adam’s success story isn’t over yet, as he is now selling his creation in 21 markets at the moment, including Florida, Texas, Ohio, Maine, Mississippi and Upstate New York, with plans to further expand in the near future. With different flavors such as coconut and apple, everyone will be able to enjoy Vesica their way. Let’s just say it makes for one great apple martini!
“Because of the package and quality and concept, as well as the experience we have, we have had a lot of successes in our portfolio,” explained Adam. “We had built another brand as well but were only exporting. We had a contract for 15 years and took it from 0 to 200,000 cases. When our contract expired, since they owned distribution, we lost it, but this gave us an opportunity to come up with Vesica. We’re still building it and hopefully with much help we will become a successful brand.”
At the time that Adam got involved with Ultimat Vodka, there were 138 similar brands on the market. With hundreds of brands popping up every year, many of which wind up failing, it’s important to have a product that as Adam puts it, “tastes good!” The taste factor is why Vesica, which is connected to the word and meaning of vesical, has been able to sustain itself on the shelves without any major marketing influencer behind it. “Vesical is a mathematical shape, it’s very spiritual as well,” explained Adam. This experienced producer knows a thing or two about beautiful bottles. After all, Ultimat Vodka was the first crystal product, and became a fast favorite amongst celebrities including Diane von Furstenberg and Governor Cuomo, who insisted on having the unique bottles at his wedding.
Adam was also the first one to import the super unique Bison Grass Vodka, which has a cult-following in the United States and is a best-seller in Russia and Poland. The grass really is greener at Adam’s warehouse in Greenpoint! He has also had a 20-year relationship with Glo Creative, a Miami-based advertising agency, who has been a part of Ultimat, Bison and now Vesica success.