Potatoes fuel the spirit at Langley’s Roots and Wings Distillery
If you want something done right, do it yourself.
It may be a truism, but for Rebekah Crowley and Rob Rindt it’s also the organizing principle that inspired their newly opened Roots and Wings Distillery in Langley, and the reason their handcrafted vodka exists.
FRAGRANCE: Vanilla, cream corn, créme brulée. FLAVOUR: Custard, funky earth notes, white pepper, this IS a potato and corn vodka. FEEL: Slightly viscous, but buttery in a very good way. FINISH: A load of spice stays around for a minute. BEST ENJOYED: Will make a buttery Martini that packs a spicy finish, or a Moscow Mule. THE BOTTOM LINE: Surprisingly ballsy finish after a sweet nose, cool product. —Shaun Layton, February 2017
Hops and Honey Vodka
FRAGRANCE:Malty, resiny, touch of buttery corn. FLAVOUR:Faint coriander spice, danky, dry pepper, honeysuckle. FEEL:Creamy on the palate. FINISH:Nice subtle black pepper, piney, slightly bitter. BEST ENJOYED:Would make a great collins style drink, looking forward to this in a Michelada or a Caesar. THE BOTTOM LINE:I wouldn’t put it in the vodka category, theres a lot going on. A very intriguing spirit. —Shaun Layton, July 2017
FRAGRANCE:Cooked corn and orange. FLAVOUR:Corn comes through with playful citrus notes and a touch of smoke. FEEL:Mild creaminess. FINISH:A little baking spice on the front, a touch of smoke on the back. BEST ENJOYED:Could sub into a sour or Old Fashioned with some ease. THE BOTTOM LINE:An interesting take on a young (soon-to-be) corn whisky.—Trevor Kallies, October 2017
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