Lytos, a Baltimore-based company that specializes in making a patent pending, gluten-free premium vodka with added electrolytes, announced Tuesday it will be moving production, distillation and packaging to Maryland after partnering with Lost Ark Distilling Company.
Previously manufactured in Hollywood, Florida, Lytos will now be distilled through Lost Ark Distilling Company, an artisan distillery in Columbia.
After debuting in November 2020, Lytos Vodka is now sold in more than 300 bars, restaurants and liquor stores in the greater Baltimore area as well as Ocean City. Lytos is the first vodka ever with added electrolytes.
Recognizing that traditional spirits tend to be harsh, Lytos’ mission is to bring consumers a spirit that is easy to drink and enjoyable, while providing a drink for those needing a distilled spirit alternative.
Lytos is distilled from domestically sourced-farm fresh corn, making it gluten-free. It is then infused with salt, potassium, and phosphorus, the compounds of electrolytes found in sophisticated sports drinks but without the added sugars.
Fanshawe grew up in Severna Park, is a Howard County resident and Towson University Graduate. Some of the first bars retailers to purchase Lytos are in the Severna Park, Pasadena, Elkridge, Ellicott City and South Baltimore area where Fanshawe spent time cold-calling local establishments.