His son, Kyle, had become a talented distiller in his own right, and was ready to take over day-to-day operations at Kymar. Ken accepted the Sauvage offer, giving his son room to thrive. But when Kyle was offered a job at the renowned High West Distillery in Utah, Ken told Kyle he’d be crazy not to take it, and began formulating plans to simplify operations and focus on Sauvage.
With Ken at the helm, Sauvage refined its sparkling wine, Comsi Comsa, which soon became a top-seller and launched the apple-based vodka, Upstate Vodka. It has won multiple awards and accolades, leading to Sauvage being named New York’s best Kosher distillery of the year.