About Olympia Artesian Vodka
Crafted and bottled locally, the vodka owns its smoothness, purity, mouthfeel, and flavor to natural artesian water that is hand-drawn by Olympia's Master Distillers Ray Watson and Lesa Givens from an artesian well that lies deep underground. Artesian water is known for being contaminant-free and rich in minerals and electrolytes, meaning that it lends itself well to distilling and blending. When 60% of the finished spirit is water, it's natural that the quality of the water needs to be of the highest quality. Recognizing the importance of pure water, Olympia donates a portion of profits to charities that work to protect waters around the globe as well as the Pacific Northwest. Its smoothness and purity have garnered several awards, including gold medals at the SIP Awards in 2021 and at the Bartender Spirits Awards in 2020. The vodka is bottled at 80 proof.
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Leopold Schmidt was born in 1846 in Germany. Equal parts adventurer and brewing enthusiast, Schmidt trained as a brewmaster in Germany, eventually arriving in America. In 1896 he founded the Capital Brewing Company, the predecessor of Olympia Brewing Company. Olympia Beer has transferred its brewing operation from Tumwater, Washington, 2 decades ago.
The brand has recently returned to Tumwater in the shape of Olympia Distilling Co. ― the distillery that produces Olympia Artesian Vodka. "We know how historically important the brewing of Olympia beer has been to this town. To be able to now distill Olympia Artesian Vodka here in Tumwater, and produce a product and facility that we, and the community can be proud of, has been an incredible experience," said Ray Watson, one of Olympia's Master Distillers.
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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