Beverage of the Week (BOW)
Frey Ranch Vodka
This tasty and unique Vodka is made with a blend of four grains (presented in order of quantity) corn, rye, barley, and wheat. All of the grains are grown on the estate. All steps from milling, fermenting, distilling, and bottling are done on the Frey Ranch property. Now that's craft. The spirit passes through three stills and comes out at 98% abv. By the numbers this is a very neutral spirit but the nose and the palate beg to differ.
The Frey family have been farming grains in Nevada for more than a century. In 2001 the Freys planted a three-acre vineyard and began making wine. Buoyed by the success of their wine project the Freys turned their thoughts toward distilling. In 2010 they obtained their commercial license and set about building a 4,700 square-foot modern distillery. The Frey Ranch is a true craft distillery taking the grain to bottle practice to a new level by growing and harvesting their own grains. Today Frey Ranch offers fantastic Vodka and Gin with a Whiskey coming soon. This is an American distillery to watch. The Freys are doing it the right way and the results are spectacular.
Brilliant, crystal clear. The nose is filed with the scents of pure grain spirit with corn certainly in the lead. The aromatics are so pure that the corn takes on a fruity note (peach and melon) that is supported by mineral, sweet talc, and a hint of pepper. The palate is in full agreement with the nose delivering a lush and fruit-filled core with flanking notes of pepper that are more prominent on the finish. Medium-bodied with perfect balance and a silky texture that while generous finishes quite dry.
How to Serve
This is waiting for Vodka martini lovers to discover the silky texture and pure flavors found within the bottle Frey Ranch. You could always just chill briefly over ice, strain, and serve.
Price: $ 29.99
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