After taking over ten years off from her career to raise her children, Charisse was looking to reenter the workforce when her youngest children began school full time. But it begged the questions of who was going to hire someone with a MBA who has not worked in over a decade, and what type of job would allow her the flexibility of an active and often time unpredictable family life?
Having a large family demands a lot of time, energy and organization. A bustling family life also demands comfortable clothes in the form of yoga pants. They have become a busy woman’s wardrobe staple. Charisse wanted to start a business that could incorporate the flexibility, health, and energy of her lifestyle. Soon a distillery was born.
With the help of her husband who was redeveloping the former Buffalo China Complex, Charisse began transforming the Compressor Room area of the old factory into what would become the Yoga Pants Vodkas Distillery (YPV). As one of the few female-owned and managed distilleries in the world, she gained product inspiration from the lifestyle yoga pants represented.
Her first craft spirit was Busia’s East Side Polonia Krupnik which is historically made by women in small batches. It was also a way to incorporate her Polish heritage into her work.
No Bush Vodka was the second product produced. Its edgy name and risqué bottle reflect the sexy and passionate elements of women. It has a clean, smooth taste that women and men can both appreciate.
Blonde Bush Vodka is the third product by YPV. A honey vodka that is sweet and tangy, its taste is unique and exceptional.
Above The Knee Citrus Gin followed quickly. It has a truly extraordinary blend of four citrus flavors with a delicate blend of juniper, cardamom, and coriander.
While all Yoga Pants Vodkas are unusually smooth and particularly suited for sipping...they also make phenomenal cocktails. For our favorites, please see the Cocktail Recipe Section of this website.
Aceti's Wine & Spirits - Grand Island, NY
Addy's Fine Wine & Spirits - Williamsville, NY
Aurora Liquor - East Aurora, NY
B & B Liquor - Buffalo, NY
Best Value Wine & Liquors - West Seneca, NY
Biehler's Village Square Liquors - Hamburg, NY
Buffalo Liquor - Lancaster, NY
Caputi Wine & Liquors - Tonawanda, NY
Cavalier Wines & Spirits - Lackawanna, NY
Colonial Wine & Spirits - Orchard Park, NY
Cordially Yours Wine & Spirits - Depew, NY
5 Star Wine & Spirits - Buffalo, NY
Global Wine & Spirits - Amherst, NY
Isle View Fine Wine & Spirits - Tonawanda, NY
Key Liquor - Buffalo, NY
Lexi's Fine Wine & Spirits - Getzville, NY
Mckinley Wine & Spirits - Blasdell, NY
North Boston Liquors - North Boston, NY
On the Rox Liquors - Amherst, NY
Outlet Liquors - Depew, NY
Premier Wine & Spirits - Amherst, NY
Premier Wine & Spirits - Williamsville, NY
Premier Wine & Spirits - Orchard Park, NY
Queen City Wine & Liquor - Buffalo, NY
Rose Liquor Store - Grand Island, NY
Straight Up Wines & Liquors - Kenmore, NY
Supermarket Liquors & Wine - Niagara Falls, NY
The Wine & Liquor Outlet - Lockport, NY
Third Street Liquors & Wines - Niagara Falls, NY
Turbo Liquor Wine & Delivery - Bowmansville, NY
Yankee Spirits Liquors - North Tonawanda, NY
You can also enjoy Yoga Pants Vodka
on premise in the following establishments:
Ricks on Main - East Aurora, NY
Gadawski's - Niagara Falls, NY
Gregor's Garden Grove - West Seneca, NY
Polish Villa 2 - Cheektowaga, NY
Batavia Downs - Batavia, NY
The Public House - Buffalo, NY
The Road Less Traveled Theatre - Buffalo, NY
STO LAT BAR - Williamsville, NY