Hangar One California Handmade Vodka

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93

Hangar One California Handmade Vodka

Hangar One California Handmade Vodka
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  • California, United States

$29.99
  • PRODUCER:

  • Proximo Spirits

  • REGION:

  • California, United States

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This small-batch, California-crafted, additive-free vodka is made from a blend of column still-distilled American wheat and pot-distilled Viognier grapes, which ramp up flavor and assure a smooth taste. In 2011, Wine Enthusiast awarded the vodka 93 points.

"With a real aromatic wine finish, this vodka is perfectly sippable even at room temperature, and it adds complexity to otherwise boring vodka cocktails."

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What Members Are Saying

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OVERALL CSX RATING

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93

OVERALL RANKINGS

Category Rankings

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  • 93
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  • Vodka
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  • RATED

  • 10
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  • 61
  • in the

  • Classic
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TASTE SCORES

Taste Scores

  • 93

  • Wine Enthusiast 2011

TASTE SCORES

Taste Scores

  • 93

  • Wine Enthusiast 2011

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Taste Profile

  • Black Fruit

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  • Briny

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  • Caramelized

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  • Citrus

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Product Details

Heady and exotic, the Viognier is not an easy grape to grow. It has low and predictable yields, and can only be picked when it’s fully ripe—typically a window of just a day or two. Nonetheless, the California distillery uses it in their vodka to bring out a greater flavor without any burning taste or finish. A blend of pot-distilled Viognier and column still-distilled American wheat go into this small batch vodka, which touts citrus notes along with hints of pepper and spice. The producer is also proud of the fact that the spirit is additive-free, containing no sugars or other ingredients that other distillers may use to conceal harsh, alcohol taste.

About the Producer

Hangar One Vodka was founded in 2001 by Jörg Rupf, the founder of St. George Spirits, in a 2000-square foot World War II-era airplane hangar adjacent to the Alameda Naval Air Station in California. St. George Spirits was founded by Rupf in 1982, who had come to the United States as Germany’s youngest judge on assignment from the Ministry of Culture. He fell in love with the Bay Area’s food culture and its embrace of top-quality raw materials, which resonated with what he already knew from his family‘s generations of distilling back in the Black Forest. In 2004, Hangar One’s distillery expanded to a 60,000-square foot hangar in Alameda. In 2014, the company was acquired by Proximo Spirits, and its vodkas are now produced in the building next to St. George’s distillery, which it shares with Faction Brewery.

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