Posted by Patient Zero | 04.11.16 | 9:18 am
The Homicidal Homemaker is a cross between Martha Stewart and Morticia Addams. She is renowned for her darker side to delicious food and drink recipes. From recipes such as Edible Entrails and A Nightmare on Elm Street Soul Pizza, her latest creation utilizes Virus Vodka in the Viral Outbreak Cocktail. Check out the video below and don’t forget to subscribe to her YouTube page…or else!>>read more
Posted by Patient Zero | 12.26.15 | 11:13 am
Virus Vodka teamed up with Balitmore, MD based rapper ZombG, for the release of his new track – Make The Dead Walk. ZombG is making his ranks through the music industry with his horror-style music, making him a perfect partner for Virus Vodka.
Check out his new video below and to hear more of this music, visit: https://soundcloud.com/wyzae
Posted by Patient Zero | 06.29.15 | 10:35 pm
Virus Vodka partnered with Dallas based Rock band Down to Friend, to be featured in their latest music video entitled “Business As Usual.” In addition, Virus Vodka sponsors the band as they tour and play at local venues and most recently at the Vans Warped Tour in Dallas, TX.
Virus Vodka is a big supporter of local bands and musicians. To hear more Down to Friend tracks, find tour dates and more, visit: https://www.facebook.com/DownToFriend>>read more
Posted by Patient Zero | 06.26.15 | 5:49 pm
BY JEFF COPE
Virus Vodka was introduced to Texas less than a year ago. In August 2014, Virus Vodka debuted its Erlenmeyer Flask inspired bottle and gluten free, kosher certified, six times distilled vodka for the first time at The Texas Package Stores Association (TPSA) Show in Fort Worth.
The response was overwhelming and growth or as the owner shrouded in secrecy as Patient Zero attests, the virus began to spread rapidly. By December 2014, Virus Vodka officially launched in Dallas. Within three months the brand was picked up by over 100 liquor stores in Texas and by five months Houston, San Antonio, Austin, Longview, Anna, and Corpus Christi were all infected and carry the brand. Simultaneously, Virus Vodka received a silver medal in bottle design at the Davey Awards and a Gold Medal for Branding at the MarCom Awards.
Last month Virus Vodka participated as the sole liquor sponsor in Texas Frightmare Weekend, took home a silver for taste and packaging at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition and another silver for packaging at the Communicator Awards. The brand also had a presence at ComicPalooza and is now gearing to bring their Virus to the Alamo City Tattoo Festival June 12th-14th, the Best Little Brewfest in Texas on June 20th, and back to the TPSA Show on July 26th. Virus Vixens will be at each event to promote and sample the deliciously affordable vodka made in America, which retails for $19.99 and is currently distributed solely in the state of Texas.>>read more
Posted by Patient Zero | 06.25.15 | 9:47 pm
Virus Vodka proved that it’s not just a gimmicky vodka, winning a Platinum Award on Taste for it’s clean, smooth, easy-to-drink profile. We also won the prestigious Best of Class Award for Individual Bottle Design, only One Award was given this honor!
The Spirits International Prestige (SIP) Awards were created to fill the void that is the current state of international spirits competitions. The illusion created by massive advertising budgets, celebrity endorsements and lofty judging is old, tired and susceptible to industry bias.
There is no better group of advisors for a product than real consumers. The SIP Awards are the first to cut to the core of public opinion as a starting point, rather than an afterthought, in branding and product development. Catering to the palates and opinions of the consuming public, the SIP Awards present a unique, spirit-judging competition, unaffected by industry bias.>>read more
Posted by Patient Zero | 06.24.15 | 10:17 pm
Virus Vodka won the Best of Show Award this year at the Summit Creative Awards. This is the highest and most prestigious award given at this show and we are extremely honored and excited to have won such a highly acclaimed award!
Since 1994, the Summit Creative Award has enabled creative firms to receive the recognition they have long deserved. This international advertising competition offers participants a unique opportunity to showcase their talents alongside similarly positioned agencies, and to have their work judged by experts in the advertising field. Our exclusive award-selection process means winners have earned the right to broadcast their achievements far and wide.
Companies and individuals from more than 50 countries and across five continents have participated in this prestigious 22-year competition – the first and best of its kind.>>read more
Posted by Patient Zero | 06.23.15 | 6:24 pm
A vodka must have an unusual hook to be successful in this market, and even then, there’s no guarantee that your brand will appeal to consumers. While other spirits fight for credibility and mainstream acceptance, Virus Vodka has taken the road less traveled and is looking for a client base that is, shall we say, askew of the norm. There has to be a place behind your bar for a vodka marketed in an Erlenmeyer flask and sporting a biological hazard symbol. The American-made spirit is produced from 100% corn that is six-times distilled in a continuous column still. After the vodka exits the still, it is subjected to TerrePURE ultrasonic filtration, an entirely revolutionary system for filtering impurities out of spirits. The finished vodka is gluten-free, kosher-certified and bottled at 80 proof. According to “Patient Zero,” creator of Virus Vodka, the product name and packaging are unlike anything developed for the beverage industry. “I grew up a rebel and was into everything from horror and sci-fi films to comic books, in addition to having numerous tattoos. All of the things I was into growing up are now becoming mainstream. After 14 years in the beverage business, I decided to put what I loved growing up and my career experience together to develop Virus Vodka. There are many consumers out there like myself that have embraced Virus Vodka for what it stands for. Virus Vodka is about a person’s individuality and originality, and we invite consumers to embrace their inner Patient Zero.”
The marshmallow/candied blueberry perfume spreads quickly out of the glass and into the nose in a feverish momentum. A vein of cocoa dust and white pepper merge in tandem, like a heartbeat, flowing to the midpalate and terminating with a ghostly whisper of anise. 90 —M.M.>>read more
Posted by Patient Zero | 06.09.15 | 3:56 pm
Aaron with Deep In the Horror of Texas interviewed Patient Zero, creator of Virus Vodka at the Texas Frightmare Weekend Event in May 2015. The interview questions included the story and reasoning behind the name Virus Vodka and more.
Deep In the Horror of Texas is a podcast based in Texas that reviews horror movies both classic and new: http://deepinthehorroroftexas.podbean.com/>>read more
Posted by Patient Zero | 06.01.15 | 9:34 pm
Virus Vodka won 2 Silver Medals at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition, one for packaging and one for taste! It’s Not Only About the Outside, But What’s on the Inside That Matters Most!
The San Francisco World Spirits Competition, the largest, most influential international spirits competition in America, is judged by a prestigious panel of nationally recognized spirits experts. Judging is based on a blind, consensual procedure, ensuring competitive integrity as it remains the nation’s most respected spirits competition.>>read more
Posted by Patient Zero | 03.04.15 | 6:36 pm
Virus Vodka™ is now the official and exclusive spirit brand for Texas Inked.
The six-times distilled premium brand, recently launched in Texas, is made in America, gluten-free, and kosher certified. Its smooth taste and clean finish, along with its compelling appeal to alternative subcultures, have quickly drawn a large following across the state.
The brand’s history is as unique as its fans. Legend has it that all of Earth’s unique creatures derived from one main source. One main virus that spread and mutated into several strains to bring us Vampires, Werewolves, Zombies and the like. It is also said, that this virus will one day bring about the Apocalypse. After thousands of years, the company captured the essence of this virus to bring you Virus Vodka™.
Vodka lovers can taste what thousands of years of evolution has become by enjoying the quality spirit. Its popularity is growing quickly, with over 27,000 social media followers who are enthusiastic about the taglines Get Infected™ and Spread the Virus™.
One of Virus Vodka’s™ newest fans is Hollywood veteran actor Robert LaSardo, known internationally not only for his extraordinary film and television credits, but also for his extensive neck, chest and arm ink. LaSardo recently visited Houston’s Article 91 studio for a photo shoot to endorse Virus Vodka. He will be featured in a new branding campaign currently under development and set to debut soon.
“We’re looking forward to building our partnership with Texas Inked. It’s a perfect fit. Virus Vodka™ fans are not your ordinary vodka drinkers; they’re into self-expression and individuality, just like those who are serious about their ink,” states Patient Zero with Immortal Brands, LLC, the company behind the new spirit.
To find out where to buy Virus Vodka™ and more about the brand, visit www.virusvodka.com.
Be one of the first to taste the new spirit by visiting the Texas Inked booth at the Houston Tattoo Extravaganza on March 5-7, 2015 at the Hyatt Regency, 1200 Louisiana. The lovely Veronica Gomez, along with other Texas Inked girls, will be serving up Virus Vodka™ samples.>>read more
Posted by Patient Zero | 02.24.15 | 4:30 pm
Virus Vodka gets its first non-paid, non-biased review from Common Man Cocktails. We were happily pleased that they were able to see that Virus Vodka is not all packaging and marketing, we truly have the best vodka on the market. Compared to the competition, Virus Vodka is a very clean, smooth, great tasting vodka that is perfect straight, on the rocks or in your favorite cocktail.
Common Man Cocktails reviews spirits and cocktails on their You Tube page and posts regularly on their social media pages and their website: www.everydaydrinkers.com>>read more
Posted by Patient Zero | 02.01.15 | 10:26 pm
Virus Vodka wins Silver yet again, but this time at The Communicator Awards for Packaging.
The Communicator Awards is the leading international awards program recognizing big ideas in marketing and communications. Founded two decades ago, The Communicator Awards receives over 6,000 entries from companies and agencies of all sizes, making it one of the largest awards of its kind in the world.
Posted by Patient Zero | 01.13.15 | 9:40 pm
Virus Vodka wins Gold at the MarCom Awards!
MarCom Awards is a creative competition for any individual or company involved in the concept, writing and design of print, visual, audio and web materials and programs. Entries come from corporate marketing and communication departments, advertising agencies, PR firms, design shops, production companies and freelancers.
The MarCom statuette graces the trophy cases of some of the top business and communication firms in the world. The MarCom competition has grown to perhaps the largest of its kind in the world with about 6,000 entries per year. A look at the winners shows a range in size from individuals to media conglomerates and Fortune 50 companies. The competition is so well thought of in the industry that national public relations organizations, local ad clubs, and local business communicator chapters are entrants.>>read more
Posted by Patient Zero | 10.21.14 | 4:49 am
Virus Vodka wins a Silver Award at the Davey’s for our bottle design. Vampires and Werewolves never fear, the award is not made of Real Silver!
The largest and most prestigious awards competition exclusively for the “Davids” of creativity.
David defeated the giant Goliath with a big idea and a little rock – the sort of thing small agencies do each year. The annual International Davey Awards honors the achievements of the “Creative Davids” who derive their strength from big ideas, rather than stratospheric budgets.>>read more