I became an honorary Gin Rectifier last night (May 9). I took an oath and now I am duty bound to promote the best interests of gin.
A high-ranking stalwart of Drinks International's The Millionaire’s Club listing, the Bayadera Group-owned brand is the world's number three selling vodka, behind Smirnoff and Absolut.
In 2011 Khlibniy Dar recorded sales of 9.35 nine-litre cases, a 162% increase on 2007 volume sales which stood at 3.57m cases.
In the 2012 edition of The Millionaire's Club the brand ranked above CEDC's Zelenaya marka/Green Mark (9.30m cases), Nemiroff (8.03m) and Khortytsa (7.50m).
Deputy editor's note: Ten years of trading in the highly volatile vodka category is a considerable achievement - particularly in the fiercely competitive and saturated market of Ukraine. Drinks International extends its congratulations to Khlibniy Dar, which, by volume sales, is clearly one of the world's most popular vodka brands.