About Boyd & Blair Potato Vodka
In an old warehouse with a cracking facade and grass growing in the rain gutters, Master Distiller Barry Young rests his hand on a custom-made, 1,200-liter copper pot still. Inside the still, Young, the former CEO of RX Partners, a pharmaceutical services company, is distilling another batch of Boyd & Blair Vodka. Using only locally-sourced Pennsylvania potatoes, each batch of Boyd & Blair Vodka is made from scratch and tasted twenty times before being labeled and bottled by hand. The potatoes, Young says, produce a silkier, sweeter Vodka than traditional grains such as wheat, rye or corn.
Along with his partner-in-crime, Prentiss Orr, Young carefully monitors each step of the production process. While most commercial distilleries reuse the "tails" of the distillate in order to improve yield, Young and Orr and discard it due to its inferior quality and bottle only the "hearts."The result is an exceptionally smooth and flavorful Vodka. Triple distilled and charcoal filtered, Boyd & Blair Vodka earned five stars from F. Paul Pacult's Spirit Journal
in 2011, 2012 and 2013, ranking it as the top Vodka in the world
"Making Vodka is incredible," says Orr. "It is satisfying to own something tangible, to see your product on the shelf."
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Historians are not clear on the exact origin of vodka since different sources link its beginning to both Russia and Poland. But one thing is clear: this somewhat simple spirit, first used as a medicinal concoction, has become one of the most versatile drinks in the world.
It can be distilled from any type of grains, potatoes, or even grapes worldwide. Due to its simplicity, this unaged spirit's main flavor factor is the quality of water and the ingredients used in the distillation process.
Primarily used in cocktails, vodka can also stand its ground when enjoyed neat.
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