Hangar One Vodka
Hangar 1 Straight Vodka is distilled from grains & grapes to create a perfectly balanced whisky. Fine grapes are blended with Midwestern grains to make a deliciously smooth vodka with floral notes, hints of honeysuckle and Asian pear. Hangar 1 was born in a repurposed WWII aircraft hangar on the Alameda Naval Air Station.
Hangar One Vodka Strange. But we couldn't seem to find a straight vodka we truly liked; some were harsh; all of them lacked the depth of our flavored spirits. I realized this was going to be a challenge. I knew we had to find a way to make straight vodka our way - distilling it right from whole, just-picked fruit - skin, stems, seeds, leaves and all. Enter the Viognier. This grape has low acid and amazing fruit and floral aromas. It takes the harsh ethanol bite right out of the spirit, and it gives our straight vodka a sweet, smooth, satisfying feel. We blend a Viognier eau de vie with spirit made from midwestern wheat to make a perfectly balanced, fruity, "straight" vodka. The viognier is not an easy grape. It has low and unpredictable yields and we can only pick it when it's fully ripe - a window of a day or two. Sometimes I think we might be fixated on doing things the hard way. Probably it's just the German way. When I taste the results I remember why.
Color: Pure, crystal clear; leaves a thin, clear coat on the inside of the glass on swirling
Aroma: Wheat grain, slightly sweet
Flavor: Sweet, with plump, round taste; almost creamy texture
Finish: Faint fruitiness and a touch of sweetness; clean, crisp