The Hardware Distillery Co. Vodka
Hardware Distillery Co. // Washington, USA
Hardware Distillery Company is based in Hoodsport, Washington. All of their grain, fruit, and honey is sourced from Washington. Their water comes from the Olympic National Forest. They use pears to make their vodka.
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.
"The nose is a big waft of vanilla beans. Afterwards there is a small chemical odor but it dies off if it sits in the glass long enough. The palate like the aroma is full of robust vanilla. The mid palate is fairly neutral, but grains come out to play on the finish. Big flavors of toasted grain and graham cracker make for a satisfying end. Drink this on a big cube of ice to keep chilled and not watered down."