Purity® Vodka today announced the launch of its biggest US campaign ever, “Crafted Spirits,” which features a new digital content series starring actor Joel McHale.

The campaign shines a light on the world of obsessive craftsmanship, highlighting unique and accomplished craftsmen as a way to communicate Purity’s own dedication to quality in creating its award-winning taste.

“Purity® Vodka called with an opportunity to hang out with the world’s most unique craftsmen and drink on the job. So naturally I said, ‘Sign me up!’ And they replied, ‘We just did – this phone call is legally binding,” said Joel McHale.

The campaign will be first seen as a comedic, documentary style digital video series starring McHale and titled “Crafted Spirits with Joel McHale.” Executive Produced by Anthony and Joe Russo (“Captain America 2: Winter Solider”) through their Bullitt banner, it was created with Purity® Vodka to show viewers Joel McHale’s journey to discover craftsmen who do things a little differently, to create the ultimate statement of taste. This idea parallels the brand’s own Master Craftsman and Founder, Thomas Kuuttanen, who created Purity Vodka.

The first video in the “Crafted Spirits” series is being released today, and is free for those 21 and older to see at www.PurityVodka.com. The other two videos will be released later this year.

“For the “Crafted Spirits” series, I play a lightly fictionalized version of myself. For example, this ‘Joel McHale’ is slightly taller than I am, thanks to trick photography. He also has some free time on his hands which is very different from the real me. So I hit the road to discover the finer things in life, and – here’s the best part – score some free stuff,” added McHale.

“’Crafted Spirits’ is a natural progression in our communication strategy for an artisanal brand like Purity” said Andy Glaser, President and CEO, Purity Vodka. “We have a unique story in how we craft our vodka and create its award-winning taste. We can share this in a big and edgy way through the comedic storytelling of Joel McHale, while remaining authentic to our brand’s story of obsessive craftsmanship.”

Joel McHale is one of the busiest actors in the business right now. He recently starred on NBC’s hit comedy series “Community,” which will next be seen on Yahoo, is starring in the thriller Deliver Us From Evil currently in theaters, can be seen in Warner Bros’ romantic comedy Blended and will star in A Friggin’ Christmas Miracle. In addition, McHale continues to satirize pop culture and current events each week on E!’s “The Soup”. His quick wit and sharp comedic timing have made the show a pop culture phenomenon. McHale also performs his stand-up act around the country to sold-out audiences.

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