Fleischmann's Vodka

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Fleischmann's vodka is an 80 proof vodka distilled from grain.

Fleischman's is part of Barton Brands, which in turn is part of the Sazerac Company.

Company history[edit]

In 1868 Charles and Maximillian Fleischmann and James Gaff, a distiller, founded the Fleischmann Co. to manufacture compressed yeast and distilled spirits.[1]

In 1870, the original Fleischmann plant was built at Riverside, Ohio and it produced America's first distilled dry gin.[2] Sylvan Grove is the Bourbon produced at this distillery.[3]

This is the first vodka in United States of America (1870), made by Fleischmann Co.

In 1940, Fleischmann acquired Daviess County Distillery of Owensboro, Kentucky and produced Straight Bourbon Whiskey and Bonded Bourbon whiskey.[4]

In 1960, Fleischmann acquired the Planters Nuts and Chocolate Company for $25,000,000.[5]

In 1989, Glenmore Distillery Company acquired Fleischmann Distilling Co.

In 1991, United Distillers acquired Glenmore Distillery Company.


  1. ^ Beverage Media Blue Book, Fleischmann History
  2. ^ Bev. Med. Blue Book, History
  3. ^ UD Archives, 992.m.169
  4. ^ Bev Med Blue Book, History
  5. ^ 1966 Red Book, p.247