Crater Lake Reserve Vodka
Crater Lake // Oregon, USA
Like many things in the food and beverage world, Crater Lake’s Reserve Vodka was created by accident. Upon making batch 333 of their standard vodka (which is filtered 10 times through charcoal and crushed lava rock) it was mistakenly left to filter over 100 times. The resulting vodka surprised and impressed the Crater Lake team. Today they create limited releases of their Reserve Vodka to celebrate the happy accident. Made from grain.
Unflavored VodkaDistilled from any agricultural product, most commonly grains or potatoes. Typically distilled to 95% ABV. Water is added to bring the spirit down to as low as 37.5% ABV in the EU and 40% ABV in the US. It is usually filtered, often with charcoal, prior to bottling. It is almost always clear and unaged.
"This is for those vodka purists out there. An earthy, but subtle bouquet. A bit of flint, burning canola oil, and linseed oil. The texture is luxuriously round and smooth. Initially you taste a little vanilla but the more you taste the more pronounced it becomes. The finish is fleeting and begs for another sip."