White Mountain Ginger Vodka
Ginger is a curious and common rhizome. Used in many cultures’ dishes and drinks, it’s health benefits have long been utilized, from stomache pain relief to possible anti-inflammitory potential. The bold and spicy flavor of fresh ginger can awaken any palate. We infused dozens of pounds of fresh ginger, mandolined by hand. The painstaking process opens the root fibers to infuse in our house made neutral grain spirit for weeks. The infusion is then drained off the solids and distilled on our copper batch still. Cuts are made to remove some sharp or tougher flavors and aromas. The hearts captured, raw New England honey is added and the spirit is proofed to a versatile 40% abv for bottling.
Flavor Profile/Tasting Notes:
Bright and lively mixture jumps from a glass. This distillate brings not only the spice of the ginger to mind but the floral, citrus and woody notes as well. The addition of honey heathers the nose with a touch of softness. The spice is a little more prominent on the palate then the scent, aromatizing to a warm and fragrant vanillic note.
While a pleasant and peppery sipper on it’s own, the vodka was designed as an excellent mixer. It doubles down on the ginger notes in a classic Moscow Mule, zests up a Cosmo or bolsters a Bee’s Squeeze.