Crater Lake Vodka
Crater Lake // Oregon, USA
Crater Lake products were first made in Bend, Oregon. Then in 2010 they moved their distillery to Tumalo, Oregon. Their standard vodka is distilled from grain. It is filtered ten times through charcoal and crushed lava rock. This is to imitate the natural filtration that happens to the water of Crater Lake. A portion of each batch is rested briefly in new American oak barrels.
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.
Cask Typenew American oak
"This has an integration problem. The aroma gives an impression of pure ethanol with aromas of hot rubber and alcohol. However the palate seems to express only the water with lots of mineral flavors. The two components bind for a moment at the finish to give a lingering oily texture. Drink this over a big cube of ice to lighten the mouthfeel and focus on the minerals."