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Award-Winning Spirit Maker Culminates Ten-Year Mentorship by Joining Hawaii Sea Spirits on Maui

Hawaii Sea Spirit’s CEO Shay Smith is thrilled to announce that Bill Scott has joined the company as Master Distiller in charge of production.

“Bill Scott has mentored me for the past ten years as we took Ocean Vodka from concept to market,” says Mr. Smith.  “He has been a huge part of the success of Ocean Vodka, with an award-winning recipe that continues to garner great reviews and interest.”  Ocean Vodka recently went into three additional states and one province in Canada, bringing the total to 35 U.S. states.

Bill Scott is widely regarded as one of the top spirits industry leaders in the arena of white spirits production (fermentation and distillation), spirits flavoring systems, and innovative product development.  During his eighteen-year spirits career, Scott developed award-winning flavoring systems for over 20 premium and ultra-premium distilled spirits brands.  Accolades from domestic and international distilled spirits rating organizations include many best-of-the-best ratings.  Scott formulated and was influential in the success of vodka brands Blue Ice Vodka, American Harvest Organic Spirit, Square One, and 44 Degrees North.

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About Ocean Vodka

Ocean Vodka is 100% certified USDA Organic, gluten-free, and the only vodka in the world made from organic sugar cane and deep ocean mineral water, sourced from a depth of 3,000 feet off the Kona Coast of the Island of Hawaii.  The Ocean Vodka Organic Farm and Distillery in Kula, Maui highlights the company’s commitment to socially and environmentally conscious business practices.  Ocean Vodka has been the exclusive vodka on Hawaiian Airlines since 2007, and is the number one selling spirit made in Hawaii.  Ocean Vodka is sold in 35 states, Washington, DC, and Canada and is sold at $32.99/750ml.  Produced by Hawai‘i Sea Spirits, Kula, Maui, Hawai‘i 40% ALC/VOL (80 Proof).