Indiana Vodka adds interesting line of infusions

15 Aug

It’s always fun to be on the cutting edge of new drinks, so I’ll be curious to show which New York establishments are the first to offer a new line of infused domestic vodkas.

Heartland Distillers, the first legal distillery to open in Indiana since Prohibition, is on the brink of unveiling a line of seven flavored vodkas, some of them rather unusual.

The company’s Indiana-brand vodka, launched about a year and a half ago from its distillery in Indianapolis, and Prohibition-brand gin, new to the market as of March this year, constitute its portfolio at the moment, but it has been promising the addition of liqueurs, whiskies and bourbons at some point. Now, according to the company’s own blog:

“Yes, the rumors were true, we have a whole line of flavored Indiana Vodka coming out soon … . In creating our new flavors we discovered — after much trial and error! — that many flavors are enhanced if we add just a little bit of a complementary flavor.

“For example, we kept trying to flavor our vodka with cherries, but the end result, even if better than the last, always tasted a little too much like cough syrup.  Then we added a touch of vanilla and something magical happened — great taste!  So an idea was born.

“Our new line of flavors will consist of Cherry Vanilla, Chai Tea, Orange Cream, Double Vanilla, Raspberry Citrus, Chocolate Espresso, and Honey Lemon.”

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Posted by on August 15, 2010 in Vodka


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