A premium potato vodka made from whole Skagit Valley Yukon Gold potatoes – smooth and highly sippable for the most discerning of palates. Gluten free.
There aren’t a whole lot of potato vodkas in the world – and for good reason. Potato vodka isn’t easy to make. In fact, it’s downright difficult. And if you’re committed to making potato vodka out of fresh, whole potatoes instead of from potato flakes as other distilleries sometimes do, well then you’re really in for a project. Fortunately, we don’t mind a project.
Our potato vodka was the very first product we ever introduced here at Chuckanut Bay Distillery. Matt trucked freshly picked Yukon Gold potatoes up from Skagit Valley. We didn’t have an electric grinder at that time, nor could we afford one. So Matt connected a bicycle frame to Kelly’s old apple grinder and proceeded to grind down over 13,000 pounds of potatoes. We’ve since retired the bicycle grinder (much to Matt’s relief), but you can still see it if you come visit our tasting room.
Chuckanut Bay Distillery Potato Vodka was one of only two vodkas in the world to win the New York International Spirits Competition’s Double Gold Medal in 2013. It also won a gold medal and “exceptional” classification from the prestigious Beverage Tasting Institute with a score of 92 out of 100.
Tasting notes were as follows: “Clear color. Toasty aromas of nougat and raisin bread with a supple, crisp, dryish light-to-medium body and a tingling, interesting, long mocha cream, ground nuts, spiced fig, and minerals finish. A zesty fruit nuanced vodka that will mix brilliantly.”