About Volstead Vodka
Born in the Northwest, Westward Whiskey was founded in 2004 by former brewer and winemaker Christian Krogstad who graduated from the Siebel Institute of Technology, the oldest brewing academy in America. Beginning with a vision to bring American Single Malt, inspired by the distinctive culture, climate, and natural ingredients that come together in the Northwest, to the people, Westward Whiskey was at the time one of the three dozen craft distilleries in the U.S. Today, Westward Whiskey is lead by Christian and Thomas Mooney who joined the team in 2011. The distillery is a proud leader among more than 2,200 producers, producing five signature spirits, including Aquavit, Casa Magdalena Rum, Westward Whiskey, a coffee liqueur and Volstead Vodka.
Volstead Vodka is cheekily named after Congressman Andrew Volstead from Minnesota – the one who sponsored the National Prohibition Act of 1919. Sometimes even called the Volstead Act, it started the period of prohibition. A gluten free, corn-based vodka, Volstead Vodka undergoes a special step in the production process – the grain spirit is filtered through charred coconut husks for 96 hours after distillation. Cut to proof 80 proof with pure Cascade mountain water, the result is an abundance of smoky and tropical flavors with a touch of spice to balance the sweetness.
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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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