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Thursday, September 20, 2007

Quote of the week: From Charbay

Charbay Winery & Distillery is in Napa Valley and makes some of the best spirits that you've probably never heard of.

They make rum, whiskey, brandy, and vodka in 7 different varieties. Every single taste is clean, pure, and brings about flavor profiles that most spirits only dream of.

At a wine and food fundraiser last weekend in Lake Tahoe, they were the only spirits company there and they were getting plenty of activity for it. They were sharing their drinks as well as a private "moonshine" that was 151 proof. It was strong but you could still taste just how smooth it was.

I spent some time talking with Marko Karakasevic, the 13th generation master distiller, about todays crop of vodka's. His statement?

"If you have to filter your vodka nine times, it's because the vodka you're making is shitty in the first place. Worry about your ingredients and you won't have to run it through a fucking filter so many times."

That ought to help anyone cut through the marketing bull.

Charbay Winery & Distillery

1 Comment:

gwen said...

there is a vodka that is totally unfiltered. it is UK5 Organic Vodka, and it is smooth.