Craft Vodka Market

Craft Vodka Market Size by Type (Flavoured Craft Vodka and Unflavoured Craft Vodka), Distribution Channel (Offline Channels and Online Channels), Regions, Global Industry Analysis, Share, Growth, Trends, and Forecast 2024 to 2033

Base Year: 2023 Historical Data: 2020-22
  • Report ID: TBI-14380
  • Published Date: Jun, 2024
  • Pages: 238
  • Category: Food & Beverages
  • Format: PDF
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The global craft vodka market was valued at USD 4 billion in 2023 and grew at a CAGR of 9% from 2024 to 2033. The market is expected to reach USD 9.46 billion by 2033. The increasing demand for localized, customized and personalized products will drive the growth of the global craft vodka market.

Market Introduction:

The craft vodka can be best described as a range of vodka produced in small and independent distillery establishments. Traditionally, vodka originated from Eurasia especially Russia and Poland and was made out of grains or potatoes. A paradigm shift to craft vodka came into the latter part of the 20th century and the earlier part of the 21st century primarily in response to growing market trends that focused on locally distilled, artisan products. Vodka manufacturing includes several steps like fermentation, distillation, filtration and dilution with other ingredients followed by bottling. The producers often experiment with locally obtained, organic ingredients and use craft distillation processes. This gives rise to a spirit with unique characteristics that may influence the ultimate taste of the final product. Craft vodka brands also market themselves as having a more specific and tailored product with better design and distinctive branding. Some of the craft vodka brands that are known to exist are Tito’s Handmade Vodka, Hangar One, Reyka, Chase, and Belvedere vodka.

Craft Vodka Market Size

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Recent Development
  • Beam Suntory, the world leader in premium spirits, has announced the debut of Haku Vodka, the newest product from the iconic House of Suntory, the Founding House of Japanese Whisky, in India. Haku Vodka, made from Japanese ingredients by master artisans, embodies the essence and spirit of Japan.

Market Dynamics:


The increasing demand for premium products given the rising disposable income – the increased appeal of small-scale producers who offer quality products same as the established 'big brands’ is driving the demand for craft vodka. Craft vodka’s various tastes have created curiosity and requests by consumers who are in search of a fresh experience. this desire and demand are augmenting by the rising disposable income and increasing awareness about craft beverages. Recent enhanced production of craft distilleries involves introducing different ingredients and methods of distillation, which results in a large variety of Flavors that can suit the customer demand have also augmented the market. Marketing and branding strategies of the products include a creative packaging design, special edition runs, as well as partnerships with artisans in the region have also facilitated market growth. the combination of factors mentioned above are driving the market's demand.


The cost challenges production costs are fixed costs that include the initial costs required for machinery and other assets. Start-up craft distilleries need to obtain specific mashing, fermentation, and bottling gear and these are expensive. Price changes are also an issue due to the higher costs of locally sourced premium ingredients which adds to production costs but are also sensitive to market dynamics. Small scale craft vodka may be relatively more expensive than the industrial ones, and this is so because of the quality raw materials used and the time and effort required to produce it. therefore, costs will remain a difficulty and hamper the market's growth.


The increasing awareness and visibility of craft vodka brands and products due to the rise of social media – Social media has crafted a new way of communicating information about craft vodka brands and their products to the market audience. it has helped reach a wider audience with low marketing costs. companies use Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and TikTok to create unique and captivating advertising/branding campaigns. craft vodka makers can take full advantage of social media marketing as it effective in producing genuine and realistic brand content and building a loyal customer base. Hence, the evolution of the social media has allowed craft vodka brands to reach a wider audience and appeal to consumers in a more relevant, targeted, and effective manner, and it has positively influenced the market’s growth through the forecast period.

Regional segmentation analysis:

The regions analyzed for the market include North America, Europe, South America, Asia Pacific, the Middle East, and Africa. North America emerged as the most significant global craft vodka market, with a 39% market revenue share in 2023.

Government policies such as enactments of new laws and reforms support the entry of craft producers into the market and make them equally positioned to compete with the large established brands. North American craft distillers also have shown flexibilities and innovations in their products which has had a positive effect on the development and the expansion of the craft vodka market in the region. the size and variety of the North American market offers great opportunities for craft vodka producers in terms of market exposure. Proper distribution networks supporting craft spirits industry also augment the market's growth.

North America Region Craft Vodka Market Share in 2023 - 39%

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  • Tenjaku Whisky USA, an importer of premier Japanese spirits, has announced the release of Tenjaku Japanese Vodka. It is a one-of-a-kind vodka that genuinely represents the essence of Japan, with a base of Yamada Nishiki rice, which is famous for its usage in the best quality sakes, and natural spring water taken from 250 metres below the Mt. Fuji basin. Tenjaku Japanese Vodka has a gentle sweetness and mellow aroma reminiscent of Japan's finest rice and a pleasantly refreshing aftertaste. Tenjaku Japanese Vodka has a mellow flavour due to the practice of blending koji malt with polished Japanese rice. In addition to the typically used birch charcoal, Tenjaku Japanese Vodka's filtration method uses bamboo charcoal, an outstanding impurity absorber and mineralizer.
Type Segment Analysis

The type segment is divided into flavoured craft vodka and unflavoured craft vodka. The flavoured craft vodka segment dominated the market, with a share of around 76% in 2023. flavoured vodka is vodka which has been flavoured with fruits, herbs, or spices to make a new flavour of vodka. citrus and berries, chocolate and vanilla, cinnamon and lime, anything can be used to create a diverse palate of flavoured vodka. in other words, flavoured vodka is still a vodka but it has additional taste to it and stands out from the ordinary or normal vodka. this makes it more enjoyable for ‘consumers who are particularly keen on the taste and quality of the alcohol they are drinking’. Flavoured vodka is perfect for cocktails because it can enhance different kinds of cocktails in terms of flavour and in achieving various textures.

  • Australian "underdogs" have won the 2024 title for World's Best Botanical Vodka by combining grapes, boutique water, and old volcanic rocks. In January, the Sunshine Coast craft distillery claimed the title of Australia's best vodka.
Distribution Channel Segment Analysis

The distribution channel segment is divided into offline channels and online channels. The offline channels segment dominated the market, with a share of around 67% in 2023. The offline distribution channels for craft vodka refer to those stores that require physical locations to sell the brands, and these include liquor stores, speciality shops, supermarkets and convenience stores. Craft vodka producers engage these channels to reach as many potential consumers as possible. Furthermore, these channels ensure better brand recognition, as craft distillers, for instance, may demonstrate their offerings through presentation of their products at these physical stores. utilizing offline distribution creates favourable circumstances to build relationship with the retailers on where the products are displayed and promoted. Consumers consider offline channels more accessible offering haptic contact and more trustworthy.

  • Tito's Handmade Vodka, the leading vodka brand in the United States, has formally expanded and formalized its presence in the United Kingdom by naming Spirit Cartel its sole distributor.
  • Halewood Artisanal Spirits, a UK-based craft distiller, has secured a distribution agreement with Poland's United Beverages Group for its Krupnik vodka brand in the United Kingdom.
Some of the Key Market Players:
  • Beam Suntory Inc.
  • Blisswater Industries Private Limited
  • Diageo plc-The Smirnoff Co.
  • Fifth Generation, Inc.- Tito’s Handmade Vodka
  • Heaven Hill Brands
  • Khortytsa
  • Pyat Ozer
  • Sazerac Company
  • St. George Spirits
  • William Grant & Sons Limited

Report Description:

Attribute Description
Market Size Revenue (USD Billion)
Market size value in 2023 USD 4 Billion
Market size value in 2033 USD 9.46 Billion
CAGR (2024 to 2033) 9%
Historical data 2020-2022
Base Year 2023
Forecast 2024-2033
Region The regions analyzed for the market are Asia Pacific, Europe, South America, North America, and Middle East and Africa. Furthermore, the regions are further analyzed at the country level.
Segments Type and Distribution Channel

Frequesntly Asked Questions

As per The Brainy Insights, the size of the global craft vodka market was valued at USD 4 billion in 2023 to USD 9.46 billion by 2033.

Global craft vodka market is growing at a CAGR of 6% during the forecast period 2024-2033.

The market's growth will be influenced by the increasing demand for premium products given the rising disposable income.

The cost challenges could hamper the market growth.

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This study forecasts revenue at global, regional, and country levels from 2020 to 2033. The Brainy Insights has segmented the global craft vodka market based on below mentioned segments:

Global Craft Vodka Market by Type:

  • Flavoured Craft Vodka
  • Unflavoured Craft Vodka

Global Craft Vodka Market by Distribution Channel:

  • Offline Channels
  • Online Channels

Global Craft Vodka Market by Region:

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
    • Mexico
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • France
    • U.K.
    • Italy
    • Spain
  • Asia-Pacific
    • Japan
    • China
    • India
  • South America
    • Brazil
  • Middle East and Africa  
    • UAE
    • South Africa


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