Tell us about yourself.
Krystal Williams is a child of God, the daughter of Veronica, a mother of 3 amazing kids Davian, Ty, and Teagan, a sister, and a friend. I am a native of Saint Rose, Louisiana, which is a mere 15 minutes from New Orleans. I am outgoing, intelligent, and talented. I love to dance, sing and cook. I love to hang out with my kids and family.
What is Klase’ Vodka?
Klase’ Vodka is produced in Cognac, France. This ultra-premium vodka is craftily distilled three times and is made with French grapes and Artesian spring water. The end product is smooth and subtle, with a sultry finish that compliments an amazing night out on the town. A lot of patience and perfection was invested in Klase’ Vodka.
You have started Klase’ Vodka, why? What did it take to accomplish this amazing goal?
The reason I started Klase’ Vodka takes me back to November 2018 when I almost lost my life. I was hospitalized for 7 days with a serious health concern. While in the hospital and facing a serious medical condition, I had time to reflect on myself and my kids. During that self-reflection is when I noticed my life treading water. I told myself there is nothing for my kids to inherit or live on if I would have died. Days after I was released from the hospital and I was still reflecting on myself. I had the time to think about what I like to do and what would I be great at. I started my research and January 2019 is when Klase’ Vodka was formed. What it took for me to accomplish this goal was A LOT OF RESEARCH AND SLEEPLESS NIGHTS!! LOL
Where do you see your brand/business/passion in the next 5 years?
I see Klase’ Vodka in the next 2 to 5 years being sold in multiple states and Countries. I see Klase’ Vodka in rooms I may not even know about. The Brand Klase’ will not only be Vodka, but other options will come along. I have multiple things I have been working on to keep Klase’ alive, even through the toughest situations. Covid has caused me to push everything behind which became a major downfall, but I will work towards rebuilding Klase’ Vodka and other brands in the near future.
What has been your biggest accomplishment and why?
My biggest accomplishment thus far has been, my being able to produce Klase’ Vodka in 2019. That is because with me being the first Black Female to produce a Grapes Based Vodka made in France is hard work. The time difference, the distributors, the ingredients, the warehouse, the decorating of bottles, etc. was not easy during this process. Not having the support you wanted and needed had me questioning myself multiple times. Then when Covid came along that caused a bigger issue. Products ran out as in bottles, caps, and other stuff. Ingredients ran out, prices increased and so much more. At that moment I gave up, I believed this route is not for me. I beat myself up for two years because I knew this was meant for me and I worked so hard for it alone for me to throw it away or for it to be taken from me.
What message is on your heart to share right now?
Don’t wait to start, Start now if you’re able to. Whatever is in your heart that you want to start or accomplish do it. Every day is not promised and putting off something you want to do will cause you to worry or question yourself.
Where is your favorite place to go and just be around DFW?
I don’t really have a favorite place to visit in DFW because anywhere I go have to have R&B music, Cigars, and or Hookahs. When in Dallas I love to visit Blowin Smoke Cigar Lounge in Lancaster and Temptations in Arlington for the most part.
How can people get in contact with you? What’s up next for you?
People can get in contact with me via email: email@example.com
Social media: FB-Klase’ Vodka or IG- Klase’ Vodka
This is the She is the Ish magazine, so tell me, what makes you the ISH?
What makes me the ISH is being the First African American Female to produce a Vodka made in France. Hard Work and Dedication.