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Rieger's Premium Wheat Vodka
This product is available in: NH, NJ, NY Unfortunately, we can't ship to PO Boxes and APO addresses.Size750mL Proof80 (40% ABV)
This product is available in: NH, NJ, NY Unfortunately, we can't ship to PO Boxes and APO addresses.
About Rieger's Premium Wheat VodkaWhere most vodkas on the market aren't produced from grain, J. Rieger & Co. Premium Wheat Vodka starts from neutral grain spirit that is distilled from 100% wheat. Instead of simply cutting it down to proof, they re-distill the spirit in Kansas City under the watchful eye of Head Distiller Nathan Perry using a 750-gallon copper pot still. While a percentage of the vodka is lost due to cutting the heads and tail, this results in a purer spirit with an exceptionally clean flavor profile and unparalleled smoothness. The vodka is then charcoal filtered and bottled at 80 proof.
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About J. Rieger & Co.J. Rieger & Co. was a prominent Kansas City, Missouri distillery and the largest mail-order whiskey producer in the US before Prohibition. It was founded by Jacob Rieger, an Austrian immigrant. After opening a grocery store in Kansas City, Rieger quickly turned to making spirits. The company was founded in 1887 and around the turn of the century had a customer base of over 250,000, selling whiskey, gin, rum, and bitters via mail. The company continued to thrive under Rieger's son Alexander but was forced to shut down when Prohibition began. The Rieger family transitioned into banking, while the J. Rieger & Co. building was turned into a parking lot.
In 2010, Ryan Maybee started playing with the idea to revive the historic distillery. Maybee was a Kansas City bartender who opened a bar at the former Rieger Hotel building. He teamed up with Chef Howard Hanna, adding a restaurant to the business. Andy Rieger, at the time the only remaining Rieger from the same bloodline, came to congratulate Maybee on opening night, and Maybee suggested that the distillery be brought back. The two secured the original trademark and set the plan in motion. In 2014 they were joined by the legendary Dave Pickerell, who helped them with the re-launch. Fittingly, the revived company's first product was a whiskey.
Soon after, Head Distiller Nathan Perry joined the team, studying under the mentorship of Pickerell. Their 750-gallon copper Vendome still came online in 2015 and their lineup started expanding with a wheat vodka, gin, and amaro. Today, they distill 1,200 barrels of rye and bourbon each year and the first 5-year-old whiskeys came of age in 2021. J. Rieger & Co. is the first legal Kansas City distillery since Prohibition.
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.