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Anchor Distilling currently has just three tiny stills in one corner of the large brewery on Potrero Hill in San Francisco. Two of them make their rye whiskeys and Genevieve. The other one makes Junipero gin and Hophead vodka. In this post we'll look at the history and production of the spirits produced in one of the stills at Anchor. Read more →

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Potato Vodka by Woody Creek Distillers Woody Creek Distillers started distributing its potato vodka in New York this month. Union Beer Distributor's craft spirits division, BluePrint Brands, is joining forces with Woody Creek Distillers to develop and expand the market throughout New York State. Woody Creek Distillers’ Woody Creek Colorado 100% Potato Vodka (MSRP: $37) is a potato-based vodka, made from just three ingredients: alpine potatoes (native Colorado Rio Grande), local mountain spring water, and yeast. After being washed and mashed on-site at the WCD distillery, the potato mash is then stripped and distilled only once to produce its 80-proof... Read more →

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Artisan Spirit Merchants VDKA 6100 Vodka Artisan Spirit Merchants announces the U.S. launch of VDKA 6100 (pronounced Vodka 6100), in New York, Connecticut and New Jersey. Inspired by the Australian country code, VDKA 6100 name pays homage to its Australian roots. It is distilled from New Zealand grass-fed cows’ milk whey and spring water, which is triple distilled and charcoal filtered. The resulting vodka is gluten free, sugar free, and lactose free. VDKA 6100 is available in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut and will be distributed by Opici Family Distributing Co. in all three states. VKDA 6100 will be... Read more →

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Craft Distillers Vodka DSP 162 Vodka DSP 162 is produced by infusing fruit from the fruit orchards of John Kirkpatrick in Exeter, Tulare County, CA in wheat vodka. The infusion is blended into the “straight” vodka. The residue of the fruit in the infusion gives a faint blush to the real-fruit vodkas. The “straight” vodka is a blend of wheat vodka with a vodka distilled from muscat, riesling, & viognier grown in Mendocino County, CA. The grapes are vinified into a low-alcohol, high-acid distilling wine at local wineries; the wine receives a first distillation on the main Germain-Robin cognac still,... Read more →

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Soyombo Vodka From Mongolia comes Soyombo Vodka, a vodka produced by The APU Company, Mongolia's first national beverage company since 1924. Soyombo is produced, distilled, and bottled in Mongolia and is the number one selling super-premium vodka in Mongolia. Soyombo will be launched in five US markets: California, New Hampshire, New Jersey, upstate New York and Ohio; as well as at online spirits retail site Caskers.com; and in Canada. The suggested price is $29.99 (40% ABV; 750ml). Soyombo Vodka is distilled on the site of the last Emperor's palace, the Bogd Khan’s Winter Palace located in Ulaanbaatar, the capital of... Read more →

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Absolut Elyx is the newish, high-end expression of Absolut vodka. On a trip this past winter to Ahus, Sweden, where Absolut is made, we took a day to learn about Elyx. Elyx is a single-estate vodka made in Absolut's old distillery (the new one is only 5 years old), in amazing copper column stills dating to 1921. I wish I had more pictures to share but they weren't allowed on our tour. The winter wheat for Absolut Elyx is grown on an estate named Rabelof. Rabelof is located near Ahus, and everything for the vodka comes from within a 25km... Read more →

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This week was the announcement that a new brand from New Zealand was hitting the market in Florida: Stolen Coffee & Cigarettes Spiced Rum. Stolen is "...infused fine Caribbean rum with natural roasted coffee beans and tobacco flavors, delivering a unique style of spiced rum." This comes on the heels of Ivanabitch vodka's two flavors: "Ivanabitch Traditional Tobacco Vodka features a bold taste of smoky vanilla blended with sweet caramel. The Menthol Tobacco Vodka features the same taste as the Traditional Tobacco Vodka with a hint of mint." One liqueur that's been on the market for a while (though I've... Read more →

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Absolut vodka is made in southern Sweden, in the town of Ahus in the Skane region. I took a trip there this winter to learn how the vodka is made. The distillery can produce 650,000 bottles of vodka per day and I had about that many questions for the producers. I think it's best to break the process of making the vodka down into its components. Wheat Absolut purchases 20 percent of the wheat grown in the large Skane region of Sweden; about 125,000 tons of it annually. It is winter wheat, planted in September and harvested in August, nearly... Read more →

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