Shark tale: Wilmington vodka maker Blue Shark aims to help namesake species

Mark Bloomquist, AKA Mark the Shark, will be getting a closer look this month at the stealthy stalkers of the ocean. He’s one of the people behind the local distillery Blue Shark Vodka. A deep love of the ocean is among the company’s guiding principles.

Former Triad resident launches vodka brand, plans to build family spirits business

‘Smooth’ Blue Shark Vodka is made in Wrightsville Beach from North Carolina sweet corn.

What Do An NFL Kicker, A Chief & A Blue Shark Have In Common?

The guys sit down with UNC Football’s 2nd leading all-time scorer Connor Barth and CEO Mark Bloomquist to discuss Wilmington, NC’s own, Blue Shark Vodka. Here is what they learned:

Blue Shark looks to expand nationally with ‘world’s smoothest vodka’

Former journeyman NFL kicker Connor Barth remembers his first taste of Blue Shark Vodka. His buddy, a bartender at King Neptune’s in Wrightsville Beach, told him he had to try Wilmington’s first locally produced vodka.

NFL star teams up with Wrightsville Beach’s Blue Shark Vodka for brand’s expansion

It started as a meeting of three Wrightsville Beach faves — retired NFL star Connor Barth, King Neptune Restaurant, and Blue Shark Vodka.

Wilmington’s first distillery Blue Shark Vodka makes a ‘splash,’ hits local ABC stores

The blue shark is one of the most docile sharks in the ocean, it is not known for being aggressive towards people so there is no need to fear the ‘bite.’

Local Distillery Makes A Splash

With Brooke Bloomquist’s background in marketing and special events and her father’s naval career and business prowess, their masterminding of Blue Shark Vodka seemed almost inevitable.

Summer sippers use Wilmington-made spirits

Wilmington distillers know that there’s more to a great drink than a high-quality foundation.

Get to know Wilmington’s first vodka distillery

Blue Shark Vodka, headquartered in Wrightsville Beach and distilled in Wilmington, is flying off the shelves of New Hanover County’s ABC stores.