Sloop Betty Vodka
Sloop Betty // (bottled in) Maryland, USA
Produced and bottled by Blackwater Spirits located on Kent Island, Md. in the Chesapeake Bay. They source two neutral spirits, one made from organic wheat and one from organic sugarcane. They blend the two spirits (80% wheat, 20% sugarcane) then filter and dilute to make their spirit 80 proof. Named for the sloop named Betty, a merchant vessel filled with Madeira wine captured by Blackbeard in early 18th century off of Cape Charles.
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.