The Moore American

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March 6, 2013

Distillery is taking industry by storm

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MOORE —

With popularity also comes growth. Janko said that he is hoping to see a Twister Vodka storefront in Moore very soon between Lowe’s and Fort Thunder Harley Davidson near the interstate. And that’s just the beginning.

“We have already got so many opportunities to go out of state. But we really want to just focus on Oklahoma for this next year. After that year, we are going to try to branch out into Texas and some of the states to the east. Eventually, we’d like to get as big as possible,” Janko said.

For now, Twister Vodka can be found in most liquor stores.

“We are in places I didn’t even know existed in Oklahoma. We only advertise through social media. The first stores that we were in were in Moore and Oklahoma City. I don’t know if it was word of mouth or if it was just something that clicked, but we are in liquor stores in Tulsa down to Lawton, Broken Bow, Broken Arrow, Okarche, Okemah, places that you wouldn’t even think,” Janko said. “We can not even begin to thank the City of Moore. We have had such a great reception. We didn’t think it was going to be anything like this.”

Being raised in Oklahoma, Janko knows that the name of his product is a bit tongue in cheek.

“This building (where Twister Vodka is produced) has been taken out by a tornado twice, May 3 and May 8. So we thought it was hilarious that we got this building. The Twister name was actually before this building. Maybe it’s karma or just a bad omen, I don’t know,” Janko said.

And, to give back to his loyal customers, this spring Janko plans to give a percentage of sales from Twister Vodka back to provide storm shelters for the community.

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