Crater Lake Pepper Vodka
Crater Lake Pepper Vodka at Third Base Market & Spirits
At Third Base Market & Spirits, we are pleased to introduce an artisanal spirit that defies convention while capturing the essence of ingenuity: Crater Lake Pepper Vodka. This unique offering takes vodka to a different level by infusing it with an elegant blend of fiery peppers, offering a sensory experience that straddles the line between spicy and sophisticated.
- Name: Crater Lake Pepper Vodka
- Type: Flavored Vodka
- Age: Unaged
- Region: Bend, Oregon, USA
- Alcohol by Volume (ABV): Varies (typically around 40%)
Tasting Notes and Technical Description:
The liquid displays a crystal-clear transparency, characteristic of a meticulously distilled vodka. Its immaculate clarity suggests a purity achieved through multi-stage filtration, a fundamental aspect of high-quality vodka production.
The nose initially greets you with a crisp and clean spirit character, almost minty in its freshness. The true spectacle lies in the background, where the complexity of various peppers—ranging from jalapeños to habaneros—begin to dance, adding layers of aroma without overwhelming the senses.
A clean, smooth entry of classic vodka transitions into a mid-palate that introduces a crescendo of pepper notes. The spiciness is judiciously calibrated, offering a tantalizing heat without verging into the realm of astringency. While the dominant characteristic is the warm, peppery infusion, subtle nuances of bell peppers and even a hint of garden herbs like basil can be discerned with attention.
The finish is long, carrying the spiciness through to the end but taming it with a lingering note of clean, smooth vodka that neutralizes the palate and readies it for another sip.
The vodka possesses a medium body and a clean texture. It offers a silky mouthfeel that contrasts with the spicy accents, creating a harmonious blend of sensation and taste.
Third Base Market & Spirits Perspective:
Crater Lake Pepper Vodka is a standout in the world of flavored vodkas, offering both complexity and versatility. Ideal for sipping chilled or incorporating into a variety of cocktails, it’s particularly suited for Bloody Mary variations where the pepper infusion can provide an extra layer of depth and heat. Its mastery lies in its balance: enough spiciness to intrigue, but not so much as to alienate. It's a bold choice for vodka enthusiasts looking to broaden their horizons.
As a specialty spirit, Crater Lake Pepper Vodka is available in limited quantities. It’s an intriguing and valuable addition to any curated home bar, and we're pleased to make it available to our discerning customers at Third Base Market & Spirits.
To sum up, Crater Lake Pepper Vodka stands as a prime example of innovative distillation techniques married with thoughtful flavor infusion. Its balancing act between purity and spiciness makes it a unique yet versatile spirit worth experiencing. Visit Third Base Market & Spirits to add this novel vodka to your collection.
A couple of years ago we visited their distillery and fell in love with this Vodka and here in Vt. We can’t find it. We saw this site and now it’s back in our house. Awesome packaging arrived fairly quick with all going on, only downside was the shipping cost is high even if you order more than a couple of bottles.