Hangar One - Citron Buddha's Hand - Vodka 70cl Bottle


Hangar One - Citron Buddha's Hand
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This weird & rare South Asian citrus variety is beautifully aromatic. The lemon flavour is delicate but deep & complex.

Folks in China hang them in their closets to make their clothes smell good. Hangar One can't get them all the time so sometimes they run out.

There are lots of citrus-flavoured vodkas, but most are flavoured with highly purified extracts, which means they have only a single note. Hangar One is made with whole fresh fruit, which of course includes seeds, skin, pits, and juice, and all the fresh citrus oils. That's why Hangar One vodkas have far more complex flavours. They hit the palate in more spots. They just taste richer. When you taste the Buddha's Hand, it doesn't have only the focused intensity of, say, a standard lemon. It also has wonderful jasmine overtones, as well as hints of fruitcake spices.

The Buddha's Hand citron is one of the oldest citrus fruits. What's really great about distilling Buddha's Hands is that when you cut one open, they don't have any juice inside; they're entirely pith (that's the white stuff inside the peel). And unlike most citrus, the pith of the Buddha's Hand citron is sweet, not bitter. This allows them to get incredible depth of flavour without having to deal with high-acid citrus juice, which is really hard to stabilise in a bottle and has less complexity.

Rumor has it that Buddha's Hand citrons got their name because they look like the upturned fingers of Buddha statues; the mutation that gave them the fingers started around 200 ad. Buddha's Hands are highly aromatic and are hung to perfume rooms and closets. They also make great candied lemon peel and marmalade.

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


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Date of Review: Fri, 24 Apr 2009
Review: Describing Buddha's Hand as lemon flavoured is like describing the Sistine Chapel as a roof with some blokes painted on it. That sounds over dramatic, but this is a truly exquisite vodka. It has a light and very fruity flavour that completely refreshes the palate. Hangar One is out and out by a long way the best flavoured vodkas that money can buy and my recommendation of this variety would follow second only to the Fraser River Raspberry that the drink shop don't yet stock.
Try for yourself - you won't be disappointed.

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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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