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Sun Vodka->Tito's, Sun Gin->Tanqueray and Sun Rum->Cruzan

Sun Vodka->Tito's, Sun Gin->Tanqueray and Sun Rum->Cruzan

Old Jan 7, 2018, 3:48 pm
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Sun Vodka->Tito's, Sun Gin->Tanqueray and Sun Rum->Cruzan



I was surprised to be served Tito's vodka last week. The FA said that AS is phasing in Tito's as it depletes its Sun inventory. She also said that the gin is changing I think she said Beefeater to Tanqueray.

The was an Insight panel survey in the last couple months that specifically asked about Tito's. I guess somebody actually reads those things.

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Old Jan 7, 2018, 4:26 pm
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Had it a couple weeks ago as well. It was on SkyWest, and I thought it was a miscater from UA's supply or something.

Good to see it's going to be permanent. These obscure Seattle brands need to go now that they're #mostwestcoast . Well known national brands with recognition will work better.
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Old Jan 7, 2018, 4:27 pm
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too bad about the Beefeater ...
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Old Jan 7, 2018, 4:55 pm
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This makes me sad. Going the way of Jones.

Hope they keep the Hazelnut Espresso Vodka... but imagine it'll be gone too

Perhaps they'll get a drinkable scotch however?
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Old Jan 7, 2018, 7:17 pm
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Originally Posted by beckoa
This makes me sad. Going the way of Jones.

Hope they keep the Hazelnut Espresso Vodka... but imagine it'll be gone too

Perhaps they'll get a drinkable scotch however?
If it goes ill be missing that Hazelnut Espresso Vodka too! My go to dessert drink is that and Bailey's on ice.
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Old Jan 7, 2018, 10:27 pm
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Originally Posted by channa
Had it a couple weeks ago as well. It was on SkyWest, and I thought it was a miscater from UA's supply or something.

Good to see it's going to be permanent. These obscure Seattle brands need to go now that they're #mostwestcoast . Well known national brands with recognition will work better.
I like the Sun brands and thought they set AS apart. I will miss them.
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Old Jan 7, 2018, 10:35 pm
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Hi -

Slightly off-topic, but I remember when I used to drink them out of RedBull, with or without an alcoholic chaser ...
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Old Jan 7, 2018, 10:59 pm
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I'm bummed. I really like the Sun Gin and it made AS unique. Beefeater is available everywhere and, while it is a reason gin, is not unique to AS.
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Old Jan 7, 2018, 11:13 pm
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Originally Posted by Orwaid
Hi -

Slightly off-topic, but I remember when I used to drink them out of RedBull, with or without an alcoholic chaser ...
I remember drinking it without... regular and sugar free
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Old Jan 7, 2018, 11:23 pm
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I don't care for Tito's, better than Skyy which I wouldn't even use for mouthwash.
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Old Jan 7, 2018, 11:46 pm
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I like Tito’s and consider it a good brand. Makes a good Bloody Mary. Don’t axe the Baileys though or I’ll be upset.
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Originally Posted by Orwaid
Hi -

Slightly off-topic, but I remember when I used to drink them out of RedBull, with or without an alcoholic chaser ...
Did it give you wings?
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Old Jan 8, 2018, 12:08 am
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Originally Posted by channa
These obscure Seattle brands need to go now that they're #mostwestcoast . Well known national brands with recognition will work better.
That's exactly what AS is shooting for; national brands get asked for, while local Seattle brands are not always warmly received everywhere.
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Old Jan 8, 2018, 7:27 am
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Originally Posted by beckoa
Perhaps they'll get a drinkable scotch however?
I wouldn't mind having the Scotch & Tequila that VX has
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Old Jan 8, 2018, 7:37 am
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Large national brands provide substantial promotional discounts to vendors, e.g. AS, to get them to serve and promote their products. Air carriers are great targets because there is not a huge onboard selection. So, when a passenger orders vodka, he gets Titos and, having tried it, presumably likes it and buys it at home or elsewhere in the future. When that matches up with consumer choice from surveys, that is simply a bonus. It is all proprietary, but more than likely, AS is paying very little for that Titos.
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