About R6 Vodka
The story of the R6 Distillery begins with one Rob Rubens becoming disillusioned after nearly a decade of working in corporate America. After taking a tour of the Old New Orleans Rum Distillery he was captivated by the idea of starting a small and family-owned distillery and bringing quality spirits to Los Angeles. This is how the R6 Distillery and Speakeasy, situated in LA's suburb of El Segundo, came to be.
Rob turned to his family history for inspiration. The name "R6" comes from six Ruben brothers, Rob's ancestors, who opened the Rubens Rialto Theatre in Joliet, Illinois in 1926. This entrepreneurship that runs in the family, as well as the stories he heard of the theatre operating in the Roaring Twenties and during the days of The Prohibition, played a great part in his decision to start R6. Today they produce over a dozen craft spirits, continuing Rob's vision of striving for greatness.
R6 Vodka uses 100% California non-GMO yellow corn and is distilled a whopping 20 times in a German Kothe Still. It is then carbon filtered to rid it of any residual undesirables left after distillation. Afterwards, reverse osmosis water is added and the vodka is filtered once more before bottling. The result is sweet on the nose with a pleasantly smooth and grainy palate, accompanied by notes of tropical fruit, as well as corn. The finish is warming and balanced with hints of spice and pepper. It has garnered numerous accolades in various competitions, ranging from several blind tastings to the American Distilling Institute and the prestigious San Francisco World Spirits Competition.
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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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