Vodka 40 % vol
Vodka is often seen as a spirit which reveals little of its ingredients in terms of flavor. Continuous distillation in industrial rectification columns, with countless booster trays, has resulted in a product that could often be described as tasteless ethanol. What is frequently taken to be proof of quality makes for something rather boring and lacking in character.
Georg Hiebl, meanwhile, distills his grain and pseudo-grain spirits in small batches. Using a copper still designed for the production of fruit brandies, he creates aromatic spirits in which the sensory character of each ingredient is highlighted.
Quinoa (Chenopodium quinoa) is a species of goosefoot (Chenopodium) belonging to the foxtail family (Amaranthaceae). It originally comes from South America, where it has been a staple food for over 6,000 years. Georg obtains his quinoa from a local organic farm with which he is directly acquainted, based in the Mostviertel region.
Nose: Freshly Ground Poppy Seeds | Nutty
Taste: Brioche | Melon | Ginseng | Poppy seed | Cranberry
Finish: Currant | Bitter almond | Black pepper
Ingredients: Quinoa (Chenopodium quinoa) | Yeast | Water
Distiller: Georg Hiebl
Origin: Mostviertel, Lower Austria