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Posts from the ‘Potato Vodka’ Category


Review: Vesica Vodka

Vesica Vodka was launched in 2010.  It is made from premium grade potatoes grown in Poland.   The vodka is triple column distilled and triple filtered through activated carbon at the Polmos Poznan Distillery.  Artesian well water is blended for balance and to reduce to proof.  A state of the art ceramic candle process follows to give clarity to the vodka.  Vesica is named for a vesica piscis.  The vesica piscis is a geometric image formed when two circles of equal radius intersect in such a way that the center of each circle lies on the circumference of each other.  This is the case when a 750ml bottle of Vesica is placed next to a 1 liter bottle.  While I still see Vesica Vodka at several liquor stores I frequent, the Vesica vodka website is no longer available, and their Facebook page has not been updated in some time.  This is never a good sign. Read more »


Review: Born and Bred Vodka

Born and Bred Vodka was released in 2016 and is now approaching near national distribution.  It originated on a quest by Channing Tatum to find the best vodka in the USA.  After taste testing vodka from 25 different American distilleries, he selected the family owned and operated Grand Teton Distillery in Driggs Idaho to help craft his vodka.  Born and Bred is made from Idaho potatoes grown within 25 miles of the distillery, and pure glacial waters of the Grand Teton Mountains.  The vodka is small batch distilled 20 times.  The Jackalope pictured on the bottles label is a mythical animal, part rabbit and part antelope.  If you see one of these animals, it may be an indication you drank too much of this vodka. Read more »


Review: Cold River Vodka

Cold River Vodka was introduced in 2005.  It is crafted along with a Blueberry vodka, a Barrel Aged vodka, and a gin at Maine Distilleries in Freeport Maine.  While many vodkas made from a potato base use potato starch, Cold River Vodka is made from whole Yukon Gold, Russet, and White potatoes grown on the Green Thumb Farm owned by Donnie Thibodeau.  He is one of the distilleries four partners that include his brother, a neurosurgeon at Maine Medical Center.  The whole potatoes arrive at the distillery washed and in 2000 pound bags.  3-4 of these bags are dumped into a 1475 gallon kettle where they are steamed and cooked in filtered water.  The potatoes are then fermented with yeast, before being triple distilled in a 1000 liter copper pot still.  Water from Maine’s Cold River aquifer is filtered and blended with the vodka to reduce to 80 proof.  Cold River Vodka is then bottled onsite. Read more »


Review: Grand Teton Vodka

Grand Teton Vodka was introduced in 2012.  It is crafted from Idaho potatoes, grown within 25 miles of the distillery.  The vodka is distilled the equivalent of 20 times and then freeze filtered 6 times with charcoal and garnet crystal.  Pure Rocky Mountain spring water is blended to reduce to 80 proof.  The Grand Teton Distillery is family owned.  They also produces a huckleberry, and cherry flavored vodka, a 100 proof vodka and a few whiskeys, and moonshine’s.      Read more »