New Ohio-based Vodka To Launch

Published: 05/03/2011

CLEVELAND— A Cleveland entrepreneur is launching a new premium vodka in Ohio.

Crav (pronounced “crave”) vodka is the creation of Clevelander Thomas M. Rini, who said at least 50 Northeast Ohio establishments have committed to stock the vodka when it becomes available in June. To help promote the brand, he is taking it on a five-city tasting tour — which includes Cleveland, Columbus, Toledo Dayton and Cincinnati — prior to its rollout.