Hangar One - Mandarin Blossom - Vodka 70cl Bottle


Hangar One - Mandarin Blossom
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Totally fresh tangerines in the infusion, with fresh tangerine flowers added. It's like peeling an actual tangerine, a really good one: the tiny spray of oil that comes up from your thumbnail is exactly what their vodka smells and tastes like.

One night as Lance Winters walked from his apartment to the laundromat, he went by an orange tree in full bloom. The fragrance blew him away. Later he asked a friend if he could pick the flowers off her orange tree. She thought he was kind of crazy, but let him pick a bucketful of blossoms. Lance distilled them right away, and - it came out perfectly. So the Mandarin blossom infusion was the first idea that came to mind when St George Spirits decided to to make a high-end vodka.

Many parts of a citrus tree have the same fragrance and flavour characteristics as the fruit. Hangar One like using the Mandarin flowers because they allow them to capture complex and floral citrus characteristics without having to depend on unstable acids from the fruit's juice.

It takes about 100 pounds of Mandarin blossoms (that's about the size of an oil drum) to do two bottlings of the Mandarin Blossom vodka. It takes someone about an hour to harvest one pound of Mandarin blossoms, and they have to be picked at the height of bloom (which also means there are lots of bees) - so it's a pretty labour-intensive process, but the result is so worth it!

Incidentally, the Mandarin Blossom vodka makes a great perfume.

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Category(s):     Vodka
Group(s):     Flavoured Vodka
Producer: Hangar One   -   www.hangarone.com
ABV:   40%
Brand:   Hangar One
Country of Origin:   USA
Flavour:   Mandarin
Grain:   Wheat
Vodka Type:   Flavoured


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Producer Information

Hangar One always knew they could make pretty great vodka, but the vodka they wanted to make, they couldn't afford to sell for £10 a bottle. When Grey Goose & Belvedere started selling a ton of vodka at £30 a bottle, they thought, let's give it a try.
This was 2001. They were two tiny companies, hand-making exquisite brandies & liqueurs in California. Connoisseurs think these brandies are absolutely fabulous, for good reasons: in California, they had access to wonderful fruit & grapes, as well as sophisticated wine-making equipment. Best of all they were free to innovate - but also had tiny old-fashioned pot stills and did their work informed by centuries of European distillation methods.
With a lot of experience making really good products out of genuine ingredients. Jorg Rupf, who spent months developing the actual vodkas, is one of the world's most inventive distillers. But there was another issue - how to exist in the vodka market. A pot still vodka from real fruit costs a lot to make, which meant they wouldn't be able to run advertisements in magazines or cut deals to get displays in stores. But, they thought, people know a lot more than they used to about alcohol, and they are ready for something real.
So they just tell their story and try to get people to taste the vodkas. They named the vodka because of where they make it (the old Alameda Naval Air Station), and put it in a simple bottle because all they really care about is the stuff inside the bottle, Hangar One vodka.

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