Media and Press

CITYNYTES™ is thrilled to announce the launch of our latest collaboration with Fleet DJs of Georgia

Atlanta, GA United States, 2024 – We are thrilled to announce the launch of our latest collaboration with Fleet DJs of Georgia. This partnership features an array of curated events that will capture the essence of timeless moments.

Our teams have worked tirelessly to create a collection of events that embodies the perfect blend of style and sophistication while enjoying the exquisite taste of CITYNYTES Vodkas.

We welcome you to stay tuned to hear about the beautifully crafted showcases from the best DJs in Georgia while enjoying the best of The CITYNYTES experience.

About the Fleet DJs of Georgia

The Worldwide Fleet DJs is noted as one of the largest DJ Coalitions, with over 700 members to include DJs, Producers, Journalist, Photographers, Industry Taste Makers, Models and Artist. Established in 2001 in Newark, New Jersey by Klassik, Founder and CEO. Having come from a family line of music, Klassik took on many of his learned talents and spread it throughout his Fleet family. Klassik’s father, who played a pivotal role in his ideology behind the structure of the Fleet DJ’s, sat on the World Council of Zulu Nation prior to his passing in 2017. The Fleet DJ’s mission is to create an environment that educates, supports, and elevates its members, while solidifying the brand as a staple in the entertainment industry.

CITYNYTES™ Vodka Bags Three Silver Medals at the 2023 USA Spirits Ratings Competition in San Francisco

San Francisco, CA, United States, 2023 – In the USA Spirits Ratings competition, which took place in San Francisco in July 2023, CITYNYTES won three Silver medals, which is the ultimate seal of approval within the spirits industry. In order to receive this award, CITYNYTESneeded to score highly in 3 different categories – Quality, Value and Packaging – in a blind tasting competition overseen by a panel of high-profile judges.

The inaugural USA Spirits Ratings competition took into account three different factors: Quality, Value and Packaging. Quality refers to the overall taste, flavor and aroma of the spirit. Value refers to the relative pricing of the spirit vis-à-vis other peers. And Packaging refers to the overall brand presentation of the spirit, with an emphasis on how well the spirit appeals to a specific customer segment.

The goal of the USA Spirits Ratings competition is to find, evaluate and award spirits that successfully score well across each of these three major scoring criteria.

According to Sid Patel, CEO and Founder of event organizers Beverage Trade Network, “This innovative scoring system has been instrumental in identifying world-class spirits that consumers actually want to drink. We’ve broadened the definition of drinkability, in order to reflect how spirits drinkers actually choose which spirits they buy at a retail store or order from a bar menu.

The judging panel consisted of spirits industry experts with extensive commercial buying expertise. Spirits were evaluated across three different criteria (Quality, Value and Packaging) and assigned scores on a 100-point basis. In order to receive a Silver medal in the competition, a spirit needed to score at least 80 points as part of a total weighted score.

“We’re extremely pleased that each of the vodkas received a medal at the USA Spirits Ratings event. Our aim is to create consumer-friendly spirits that are going to be appreciated by specific customers looking for high-quality spirits with competitive pricing. Winning a Silver medal is important to us because it shows we are making the right types of spirits, said Dr. Amanda Turner, Owner/Founder.

About USA Spirits Ratings

The 6th Annual USA Spirits Ratings competition took place in San Francisco this July. The USA Spirits Ratings looks to recognize, reward and help promote spirits brands that have successfully been created to identify with and target a specific spirits drinker.

The winners were evaluated based on three separate criteria – Quality, Value and Packaging – and assigned a score out of 100 possible points. The organizer of the event is Beverage Trade Network, which also hosts industry events around the world and owns media assets and platforms to connect the drinks industry globally.

CITYNYTES™ Takes Home Silver & Bronze Medals at 2023 Bartender Spirits Awards

San Francisco, CA United States, 2023 – After a successful judging session in San Francisco in the month of May, CITYNYTES™ received Silver & Bronze medals from a panel of high-profile bartenders and beverage directors.

Medals were awarded to those spirits that meet very specific judging criteria, with a goal of identifying spirits that should become additions to restaurant and bar menus. Spirits were judged by Mixability, Balance and Versatility, Taste, Mouthfeel and Finish, Package & Price.

“We’re really excited that our vodkas scored so highly on the various factors making it a great spirit for the consumers to enjoy in restaurants and bars,” said Dr. Turner, Owner/Founder. “We really put a lot of emphasis on creating a brand with broad consumer appeal, and one that beverage drinkers will enjoy for a variety of occasions. This award is really a validation of our distillation expertise and commitment to our consumers.”

Judged By Bartenders, Bar Managers and Off-Premise Managers For The On-Premise Industry. Each spirits brand had to score among these 5 criteria to get the best score: M (Mixability Score) + B (Balance and Versatility) + T (Taste, Mouthfeel and Finish) Score) + Package Score (P) + Value Score (V) = Bartenders Spirits Awards Final Score.

Sid Patel, CEO of event organizers Beverage Trade Network, pointed out the significance of having world-class bartenders choose the spirits they think customers will most enjoy drinking, “The idea of the Bartender Spirits Awards is to put the best judges forward to evaluate the best on-premise spirits for the consumer. We were very pleased with the quality of the spirits we received in the 5th year of the competition.”

About the Bartender Spirits Awards

Highest marks were awarded to spirits that provide value for money at their respective price points. To learn more about the judging process, please visit

CITYNYTES™ Wins the Bronze Medal at the 2023 London Spirits Competition

London, England, 2023 – CITYNYTES™ wins a Bronze medal at the 6th London Spirits Competition, which took place in London on March 22, 23 and 24, 2023. The medal is an ultimate endorsement in the global spirits industry. CITYNYTES™ Ginger, Honey & Hemp scored highly in the three judging aspects of quality, value and packaging.

The London Spirits Competition awards spirits for their drinkability and for its all-around excellence – in the way it tastes, looks and the value it provides. They believe that this golden triangle makes spirit drinkers more likely to buy and drink the spirit either from a retail store or at a bar or restaurant and want to laud this.

CEO Sid Patel of event organizer Beverage Trade Network mentions that “Spirits brand consumers are looking for a comprehensive experience when drinking a spirit. The spirit needs to hit all the right notes to be enjoyed again and again. So, at the London Spirits Competition, we evaluate spirits that contribute to a spirit’s overall drinkability. Along with the quality, spirits are also assessed for their appearance and value.”

The judging panel of 2023 was drawn from the leading spirits industry professionals with direct commercial buying responsibility. This establishes the winners at the competition to be agreeable to the on-premise trade and consumer alike. Spirits were judged on the basis of three primary criteria – quality, value and packaging – and then scored on a 100-point scale. Spirits that scored 90+ points were awarded Gold medals, those that scored 76 to 89 points were awarded Silver medals, whilst Bronze medals were awarded to spirits that score between 65 to 75 points.

The extremely qualified judges, the chance to compete with thousands of excellent spirits from around the world and the stringent judging criteria of quality, value and packaging makes an award from the London Spirits Competition a coveted one. “We are pleased that our vodka performed well at the competition” said Dr. Amanda Turner, Owner/Founder. “This Bronze medal demonstrates that the spirits we are making are the kind that bar managers and mixologists want to stock and spirits drinkers enjoy drinking.”

About the London Spirits Competition

The London Spirits Competition is one of the leading international spirits competitions of its kind that rates spirits by their quality, value and packaging. The competition happens annual in London every year. For more information, please see:

CITYLYTES LLC., obtains Certification by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council.

CITYLYTES, maker of CITYNYTES™ Vodka, is proud to announce our national certification as a Women’s Business Enterprise by the Greater Woman’s Business Council, a regional certifying partner of the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC).

Obtaining the Women Business Enterprise National Certification helps to remove barriers and create opportunities for women to enter a traditionally male dominated industry. This certification is a humbling honor and shows the younger generation that if they think it, speak it, and act on it then it can be achieved. – Dr. Amanda Turner, Owner

The WBENC standard of certification implemented by the Greater Women’s Business Council is a meticulous process including an in-depth review of the business and site inspection. The certification process is designed to confirm the business is at least 51% owned, operated, and controlled by a woman or women.

By including women-owned businesses among their suppliers, corporations and government agencies demonstrate their commitment to fostering diversity and the continued development of their supplier diversity programs.


Founded in 1997, WBENC is the nation’s leader in women’s business development and the leading third-party certifier of businesses owned and operated by women, with more than 17,000 certified Women’s Business Enterprises, 14 national Regional Partner Organizations, and more than 350 Corporate Members. More than 1,000 corporations representing America’s most prestigious brands as well as many states, cities, and other entities accept WBENC Certification. For more information, visit