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Why Heroes Vodka?

Brand Features

4x Distilled - Made from 100% American grain
Made in the U.S.A. - Frankfort, KY
Founder - U.S. Marine Corps Veteran Travis McVey
Annual Giveback - A significant portion of every purchase is donated annually to AMVETS and other Veteran service organizations ($60,000 since inception)
Certified - National Veteran Owned Business Association (NaVOBA) and the Buy Veteran Movement

Accolades & Awards

Gold Medal - WSWA Spirits Tasting Competition - 2017
Silver Medal - San Francisco World Spirits Competition - 2015, 2013
Gold Medal - San Diego International Spirits Competition - 2015
Vodka of the Year - Melbourne International Spirits Competition - 2014
Gold Medal - Melbourne International Spirits Competition - 2014
Gold Medal - NYC 50 Best Domestic Vodka Competition - 2013
Silver Medal - WSWA Spirits Tasting Competition - 2012
Silver Medal - BTI International Review of Spirits Competition - 2012
Gold Medal for Taste - MicroLiquor Spirit Awards - 2012
Gold Medal - SIP Awards International Consumer Tasting - 2012
Silver Medal - MicroLiquor Spirit Awards Packaging/Design - 2012
Great Value - Ultimate Spirits Competition - 2012

Heroes Vodka Story

Heroes Vodka was founded in 2009 by Travis McVey, a U.S. Marine Corps Veteran who proudly served as a Presidential Honor Guard from 1989-1992. An innovative and determined entrepreneur, Travis endured the life-changing tragedy of a good friend dying in combat in the War Against Terror in Afghanistan. The experience paved the way for Travis to realize the American dream of owning a business, a business that would enable him to continue to serve his country. Travis's vision was to develop a brand to partner with well-known Veteran organizations. His mission was to help Veterans get the care they deserve. With Heroes Vodka, Travis's dream has become a reality.

Heroes Vodka was first bottled on Veteran's Day, 11.11.11, a date that occurs only once in a century and epitomizes the rarity of this event. As the "Official Spirit of a Grateful Nation," the mission of Heroes Vodka is to deliver exceptional taste and superior value to consumers, while honoring Veterans and other American service organizations through charitable contributions.

Heroes Vodka Giveback

Every Purchase Benefits U.S. Veterans & American Heroes

The Heroes Vodka mission is to provide exceptional taste and superior value to consumers, while honoring Veterans and other American Heroes through charitable contributions.


Supporting American Heroes Through a Partnership with AMVETS & Other Charitable Organizations

Every sale of Heroes Vodka supports America's military heroes. Since its market launch in 2012, Heroes Vodka has been committed to giving back to U.S. Veterans and their families. A portion of every purchase is donated to AMVETS, Operation StandDown and other veteran organizations to develop community assistance programs for American veterans, active duty military, and their families. In 2016, Heroes Vodka donated $12,000 to AMVETS, $2,000 to Operation StandDown, and $1,000 to Bunker Labs, making total Giveback Donations since inception more than $60,000. In 2014, Heroes Vodka was named No. 4 on the Top 10 List of Brands that Support Veterans (source: Business 2 Community, Dec 2014). In addition to presenting an annual check to AMVETS on Veterans Day, Heroes Vodka works throughout the year to raise awareness at various special events, on military holidays, and through several other organizations that support our American Heroes.

Heroes Vodka is Available in 21 States

Alabama - International Wines & Craft Beer
Arizona - Break Thru Beverage
California - Young's Market Company
Connecticut - Hartley & Parker
Delaware - Opici Family Distributing
Florida - Opici Family Distributing
Indiana - Johnson Brothers
Kentucky - Heidelberg Distributing
Maryland - Opici Family Distributing
Massachusetts - Abacus Distributing
Mississippi - International Wine
New Jersey - Opici Family Distributing
New York - Opici Family Distributing
Nevada - Johnson Brothers
Ohio - Heidelberg Distributing
Oklahoma - Southern Glazer's
Pennsylvania - Control State
Rhode Island - Johnson Brothers
Tennessee - Lipman Brothers; Star Distributing
Texas - Top Shelf Distributing
Washington, DC - Opici Family Distributing

Travis McVey, Founder

U.S. Marine Corps Veteran

Travis McVey is a U.S. Marine Corps Veteran who proudly served
as a Presidential Honor Guard from 1989-1992. An innovative and determined entrepreneur, Travis endured the life-changing tragedy
of a good friend dying in combat in the War Against Terror which inspired him to create Heroes Vodka. Founded in 2009, a significant portion of every sale of this award-winning vodka is donated annually to AMVETS and other well-known veteran organizations. McVey is a member of the National Veteran Owned Business Association, the American Legion, the VFW and a Lifetime member of AMVETS. He serves as a correspondent for Vets on Media and is frequently a keynote speaker at Veteran Advocacy events. In 2016, he was honored as Veterans Advocate of the Year by Vetrepreneur Magazine. McVey has also been featured in Marine Times, Army Times, Navy Times, Bloomberg, USA Today and NBC.com. He appeared on the nationally televised Chelsea Lately show on Veterans Day 2013 and was profiled on CNBC's Nightly Business Report in 2016. He is the proud father of son, Logan, and the author of “Heroes of the Stage: Country Serving Country."

In The News

National Media Highlights

  • CNBC-Nightly Business Report
  • USA Today
  • Vetrepreneur Magazine
  • Marine Corps Times
  • Fox & Friends
  • Business Owners Radio
  • Marine Corps Times
  • NBC News
  • Navy Times
  • Army Times
  • Business Week
  • The Tennessean
  • Food & Drink