Success Vodka™ is the concept of Alvin Philipose and Jeff Thurmon. Their endeavor started in the Fall of 2013. Mr. Thurmon was previously the distiller with a large distillery in Austin, TX and decided to start his own spirit. Determined to make a world class vodka, he began crafting spirits and ultimately came up with Success Vodka. The two began entering competitions and won the 2014 TOP 50 DOMESTIC VODKA contest held in New York. They were given a 5-Star Rating by VodkaBuzz.com who stated, "the care and craft is palpable in every sip". The Top 50 judges stated Success Vodka was "Smooth" and "Vibrant".