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Spanish Oak Brandy Hits Pennsylvania Stores

If you live in Pennsylvania (particularly near Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Erie, Harrisburg, Wilkes-Barre, Scranton or Allentown), Spanish Oak is a name that you may have heard over the past couple of months.  The product has hit Pennsylvania Fine Wine & Good Spirits stores with a passion and consumers are asking a lot of questions.  What does it taste like?  Who owns it?  Where did it come from?  Why is it different from other brandies or cognacs?  Well we are here to enlighten our fellow spirits enthusiasts and tell you a little more about why everyone is so excited.

We at Premier Innovations Group were fortunate enough to team up with Spanish Oak Brandy founder Istvan Pasku when conceptualizing and developing the Spanish Oak brand.  Initially when Istvan approached Noah Cohen and Frank Bachurski of the Premier Innovations Group team he knew that he wanted to produce the finest brandy from the most sought after brandy makers in Spain.  Istvan has a passion for fruit based spirits and he not only wanted to source the best juice in the land, but he also wanted to create an amazing brand identity, custom glass bottle and product packaging that would stand out on the shelf.  Premier accepted the challenge and we began creating what is now seen as one of the upcoming brandy products in its category.

In the interview below with The Spirits Business, Istvan discusses making brandies that appeal to a younger generation of drinkers and differentiating the category from its French counterpart.

Why did you decide to launch Spanish Oak Brandy? 

After more than 10 years sitting front of the computer I wanted to create something with my hands; a physical product that represents my personality. I was always a brown spirits drinker and when I moved to Spain in 2014 I realized that Spanish brandy is an outstanding product, so I decided to jump on this and aimed to rejuvenate the product and the brandy category.

What is an interesting fact about Spanish Oak Brandy?

Our brandy has a sweeter aftertaste because of the grapes. We still use the traditional solera system with American oak barrels but we age it only for nine to 15 months, to keep it fruity and not too oaky. We are also using old Sherry barrels, mostly those that contained oloroso Sherry – this gives the brandy a beautiful color and aroma. We do not add any coloring, caramel, sugar or anything else to the finished product; it is pure and natural.

How does Spanish brandy differ to that from other regions?  

I usually say that Spanish brandies contain more sun and more fun. In Spain, the wineries mostly produce the brandy from Palomino or Airen grapes, which are typically drier. Our brandy is made in the Montilla-Moriles region, because that is where the largest Pedro Ximenez vineyards can be found.

What challenges do you face? 

We are always trying to change the perception our consumers have about brandy. Many people still think that brandy is for old people or that drinking brandy cannot be fun and is not in fashion.

What can you tell me about your Orange Brandy? 

This is our latest launch. Beside our core brandy we have created an Orange variation of the product with some extra fruitiness, so we filter the brandy through dried orange peels. This process is very sensitive and we have to carefully measure the amount of orange and the time it takes as it can become bitter very quickly. The Spanish Oak Orange Brandy has just recently been released and we are receiving an amazing response.

Is there space for further expansion of your range? 

Since we are targeting consumers between the ages of 25-45, our main focus is on the Spanish Oak Brandy Solera and the Spanish Oak Brandy Orange, because these products represent our philosophy. After this we have the possibility to extend the range with Reserva or even with Gran Reserva products in the future. Plus, I have a few other ideas that are in the research and development stage now.

What can we expect from the company in the next year?

Our products are ready, so we keep contacting importers and distributors that are willing to help us spread our philosophy. We have developed a concept where we visit bars with our Spanish Oak Brandy and a musician, called Julia Martin. With this concept we are delivering the sun and fun all around the world. Using this marketing and our product portfolio I believe we can break the walls and present our Spanish Oak Brandy to a wider audience in 2020.

If you are asking where you can purchase this brand and taste it for yourself, we have a map below of 52 current store locations that carry the product.  And if your local Pennsylvania Wine & Spirits store does not have it in stock, you simply need to ask the manager of the store to request it on their next order, and they can have it on the shelves typically within a weeks time.

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If you are reading this and internationally awarded wine and spirits are something that you are interested in pursuing, contact Premier Innovations Group for a free consultation today.  We have the knowledge, resources and passion to make your vision a reality.  And we have an award winning palate.

Email Premier’s Vice President Frank Bachurski at [email protected] or [email protected]

Premier Innovations Group is a multi-faceted alcoholic beverage umbrella corporation that creates, develops and imports a wide range of alcoholic beverage brands. Premier has a global network conducive to beverage product distribution and alcoholic beverage formulation. We specialize in full packaging sourcing from start to finish and brand development.  Premier has the ability to handle import/export logistics and TTB services. Premier Innovations Group owns their own brands and also provides these services to other companies.  In this capacity we help clients develop brands, private label or want to improve their current price structure and brand packaging.

Vodka Project in Cognac, France with Noah Cohen CEO

Hello everyone this is Noah Cohen, CEO of Premier Innovations Group.  As I return from Europe today I feel the need to share some updates and pictures from our latest project. This past month Premier Innovations Group was hired to design and manufacture a new private label vodka from scratch, for a high profile national client based in California. Based on their formula requests for the vodka itself, this project took us to Cognac, France where some of the most highly recognized spirits brands in the world are produced. This is one of the largest and most renown distilleries in history and produces some of the largest and most successful spirits brands on the market, including almost every top 5 Cognac brand in the world.  A project this size is overwhelming to complete within the client’s timeline, but we are making it happen and our Vice President Frank Bachurski and I are bringing this vision to life. I can’t help but feel as if this is the next step in our company’s journey, now seeing so many of our goals start to take shape. 
Building brands of this magnitude is not easy and as some of you might know it can be a challenging path. But with great risk comes great reward. Our company is now partnering with clients and facilities from around the world to produce what will be the next generation of brand name spirits in this industry. We are even helping some local entrepreneurs from our home town of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to create and launch their own brands which makes us very proud.  Our vision is coming together nicely as we increase our global approach and prepare to launch these unique brands with our partners. This is an exciting time for Premier Innovations Group and I am blessed to be able to share it with you.  We will be releasing some behind the scenes footage and imagery of the actual brand design process soon so stay in touch.  You can view our current portfolio of brands HERE and if you would like to receive a free consultation on creating your own wine or spirits brand, there is some more information on that at the bottom of this article.   
 
      
Thank you,
Noah Cohen
CEO/Founder

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If you are reading this and internationally awarded wine and spirits are something that you are interested in pursuing, contact Premier Innovations Group for a free consultation today.  We have the knowledge, resources and passion to make your vision a reality.  And we have an award winning palate.

Email Premier’s Vice President Frank Bachurski at [email protected] or [email protected]

Premier Innovations Group is a multi-faceted alcoholic beverage umbrella corporation that creates, develops and imports a wide range of alcoholic beverage brands. Premier has a global network conducive to beverage product distribution and alcoholic beverage formulation. We specialize in full packaging sourcing from start to finish and brand development.  Premier has the ability to handle import/export logistics and TTB services. Premier Innovations Group owns their own brands and also provides these services to other companies.  In this capacity we help clients develop brands, private label or want to improve their current price structure and brand packaging.

Noah Cohen – Premier CEO

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Noah Cohen – Pittsburgh, PA – Premier Innovations Group CEO – Premier Wine & Spirits

Noah Cohen, an entrepreneur with over 17 years experience in start-up development, founded Premier Innovations Group in 2007 by integrating a strong cultural foundation while developing a team of experts to compliment his sales and relationship driven style. Mr. Cohen assembled the Premier team and developed a master umbrella wine and spirits company fostering vast global relationships for all aspects of alcoholic beverage development. This strategy allowed Premier Innovations Group to move all brand development in-house, enabling the company to quickly grow brand awareness and market share with their private label beverage brands and clients.

At the age of 37 Noah Cohen based in Pittsburgh, PA has already been involved in the development of over 20 start-up projects in a broad range of industries including technology, retail, real estate, bars and restaurants, chemical products, direct sales, advertising, music, nonprofit philanthropy and entertainment. Mr. Cohen currently runs the day-to-day operations and oversees Premier’s core team of officers while building strong worldwide relationships and connecting people to help them achieve their passion.

Premier Innovations Group’s dedicated team is now providing a rare opportunity to those looking to develop and launch their own alcoholic beverage brands.  Noah Cohen (CEO/Founder) will personally find the best deals for the best quality formulas using the finest ingredients, and Frank (Vice President) is hands on with every project from start to finish, managing every detail of the brand development process.

Noah Cohen - Pittsburgh, PA - Premier Innovations Group CEO - Premier Wine & Spirits

Noah Cohen – Pittsburgh, PA – Premier Innovations Group CEO – Premier Wine & Spirits

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If internationally awarded wine and spirits are something that you are interested in pursuing, contact Premier Innovations Group for a free consultation today.  We have the knowledge, resources and passion to make your vision a reality.  And we have an award winning palate.

Email Premier’s Vice President Frank Bachurski at [email protected]

Premier Innovations Group is a multi-faceted alcoholic beverage umbrella corporation that creates, develops and imports a wide range of alcoholic beverage brands. Premier has a global network conducive to beverage product distribution, alcoholic beverage formulation, full packaging sourcing from start to finish, brand development and all importing/exporting logistics and TTB services. Premier owns their own brands, but also provides these services to other companies that have or wish to develop brands, private label or want to improve their current price structure and brand packaging.  (Article features Noah Cohen Pittsburgh, PA – CEO / Founder Premier Innovations Group. Noah Cohen – Premier CEO )

 

Create Your Own VodkaCreate Your Own WhiskeyCreate Your Own GinCreate Your Own TequilaCreate Your Own RumCreate Your Own WineCreate Your Own ChampagneCreate Your Own CognacCreate Your Own Liquor.  – Noah Cohen Pittsburgh.

Premier Innovations Group Announces Promotion to Vice President

Pittsburgh, PA (October 6, 2014) – Noah Cohen, CEO of Premier Innovations Group, announced today that Frank Bachurski, who formerly served as Vice President of Marketing, would be promoted to the company’s new Vice President. Bachurski, shareholder and board member, has performed the duties of VP of Marketing since near inception of Premier Innovations Group in 2008.  He will now oversee all day-to-day operations of the business and build the overall company vision while still managing the international marketing director role.  Most recently, Bachurski spearheaded projects that resulted in distribution deals for Clique Vodka in Puerto Rico, Canada, and multiple target markets in the United States. 



In announcing this appointment, Cohen said, “It is with great honor that I have had the opportunity of working with and developing Frank since he started with Premier Innovations Group.  Frank has an unbelievable balance of focus, leadership and talent coupled with commitment, drive and execution.  When assembling our team, all of our officers were on a level playing field in hierarchy.  It was to no surprise and an obvious company decision to promote Frank from within, to Vice President of Premier Innovations Group.  He has truly acted as if and earned this position while displaying great company culture.  We look forward to him continuing to lead the way.”

Bachurski holds an Associate’s degree from Penn State University and has over 10 years of experience in business as well as the entertainment industry.  He founded Faded Industry Entertainment, the marketing agency that was later acquired by Premier Innovations Group, which currently acts as an internal marketing arm for the umbrella corporation. 

With a combination of cultural leadership, vivid creativity, and unrelenting drive, Frank is expected to help move Premier Innovations Group and it’s products to the forefront of the spirits industry.

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About Premier Innovations Group

Premier Innovations Group is a multi-faceted alcoholic beverage importing Umbrella Corporation that develops internal private label brands while penetrating markets with in- house fusion of viral event-driven entertainment, art and design.  Premier has a global network conducive to beverage product distribution, development and logistics with full importing and exporting services.  Premier also provides these services to other companies that have or wish to develop brands that can complement our portfolio.