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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 American Vererans, Active Duty Military, and their families.
Certified - National Veteran Owned Business Association (NaVOBA) and the Buy Veteran Movement

Accolades & Awards

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

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.


Every Purchase of Heroes Vodka Supports American Veterans

The Heroes Vodka mission is to provide exceptional taste and superior value to consumers, while honoring Veterans and other American service organizations through charitable contributions. Since distribution began in 2012, Heroes Vodka has given back more than $80,000 to assistance programs for American Veterans, active duty military, and their families. In 2018, Heroes Vodka and American Freedom Fund (AFF) announced a partnership to empower Veterans across America through athletic, educational, and advocacy programs. Heroes Vodka will provide an annual giveback to AFF for allocation to initiatives benefitting Veterans. Qualified Veteran Service Organizations are encouraged to apply. Learn more


Heroes Vodka is Available in 23 States

Alabama - International Wine
California - Young's Market Company
Colorado - Empire Distributors
Connecticut - Hartley & Parker
Delaware - Opici Family Distributing
Florida - Opici Family Distributing
Georgia - United Distributors
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
North Carolina - Johnson Brothers
Ohio - Heidelberg Distributing
Oklahoma - Southern Glazer's
Pennsylvania - Control State
Rhode Island - Johnson Brothers
Tennessee - Lipman Brothers; Star Distributing
Texas - United Distributors
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 organizations serving American Veterans. 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 freelance writer for American Grit 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. In 2018 Travis was appointed to the Advisory Board for American Freedom Fund. Their mission is to empower Veterans through athletics, educational and advocacy programs in Washington, D.C. and across America.

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
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