I didn’t know Vodka could be this good- or smooth. 100 points!!…Delightful.
English vodka brand voted the world’s best -Source BBC News.
Chase Vodka has triumphed in the 2010 San Francisco World Spirits Competition, beating 249 rivals from around the globe, including Russia and Poland’s finest.
Tasted under blind conditions (all the bottles were covered to maintain anonymity), Chase was preferred by a 30-strong panel of independent judges.
And instead of being produced by one of the global drink giants in a huge, automated distillery, Chase is made on a farm in Herefordshire – from potatoes.
The spuds are all grown in the farm’s own fields, before being added to water, fermented, and then distilled and bottled. It all takes place on site.
First produced in 2008, Chase is the brainchild of potato farmer William Chase, the man who founded posh crisp company Tyrrell’s.
When he sold Tyrrell’s to a private equity group that same year, Mr Chase realised he needed to find something else to do, and the vodka business was born.
Despite having no distilling experience, he decided to aim for the gourmet end of the vodka market and use his crops of traditional variety potatoes instead of the more usual wheat or rye grains.
Now making 1,000 bottles a week – a drop in the ocean compared with the best-known global vodka names – Mr Chase says demand is soaring in the US thanks to winning the San Francisco competition.