THE SOURCE OF THE VODKA
Our water used to make the Vodka GOLD is sourced from the Bláfjöll Ranges; the secret behind every precious GlacierFire product. For more than 5000 years, this spring has provided abundance to its every visitor, shielded by an impenetrable barrier of lava.
The spring is continuously replenished by rain, snow and melted ice from the mighty mountains that pepper the area.
These waters come from the numerous glaciers in the south west of Iceland, especially the famous, Eyjafjallajökull, which is know for its eruption in 2010 that caused total aviation disruption in Europe.
The Grains that go into the making the Vodka come from Valleys, South of France. We seven times distil the final product to make the finest batch of vodka ever made, epically produced under the northern lights.
The Vodka GOLD is infused with 24 carat gold for a clean, crisp and refined taste. The underlying base notes are Ethereal fruity.
Ultra smooth, yet conceals a tantalizing hint of fire to allure even the most refined palate. It exemplifies the ultimate combination of exceptional ingredients presented in an exquisitely designed decanter. An extraordinary culinary complement.
Infused with 24 carat gold for a clean, crisp and refined taste.
DISTILLED 7 TIMES
Unrivalled quality and consistently exceptional taste. Crafted from the finest nongenetically modified wheat then blended with the finest distilled water, complemented with a hint of Icy cool, Icelandic water.
Distilled to perfection, with a clean crisp, authentic vodka taste. Unadulterated, with an underlying ethereal fruity note.
All Natural Ingredients
Distilled with our proprietary blend of ingredients, perfected with Icelandic Glacial Water. Starts with a tantalizing hint of fire, and leaves a lasting impression of pure smooth luxury.
Epically Bottled & Certified
Reykjavik water from springs originated from the Bláfjöll ranges, collected and processed in state-of-the-art processing facilities to create this special product in the distillery.
THE NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION
HOW WE MAKE IT
MASH PREPARATIONThe grain or vegetables are loaded into an automatic mash tub. Much like a washing machine, the tub is fitted with agitators that break down the grain as the tub rotates. A ground malt meal is added to promote the conversion of starches to sugar.
STERILIZATION & INNOCULATIONPreventing the growth of bacteria is very important in the manufacture of distilled spirits. First, the mash is sterilized by heating it to the boiling point. Then, it is injected with lactic-acid bacteria to raise the acidity level needed for fermentation. When the desired acidity level is reached, the mash is inoculated once again.
FERMENTATIONThe mash is poured into large stainless-steel vats. Yeast is added and the vats are closed. Over the next two to four days, enzymes in the yeast convert the sugars in the mash to ethyl alcohol.
DISTILLATION & RECTIFICATIONThe liquid ethyl alcohol is pumped to stills, stainless steel columns made up of vaporization chambers stacked on top of each other. The alcohol is continuously cycled up and down, and heated with steam, until the vapors are released and condensed. This process also removes impurities. The vapors rise into the upper chambers (still heads) where they are concentrated. The extracted materials flow into the lower chambers and are discarded. Some of the grain residue may be sold as livestock feed.
WATER ADDEDThe concentrated vapors, or fine spirits, contain 95-100% alcohol. This translates to 190 proof. In order to make it drinkable, water is added to the spirits to decrease the alcohol percentage to 40, and the proof to 80.
BOTTLINGAlcoholic beverages are stored in glass bottles because glass is non-reactive. Other receptacles, such as plastic, would cause a chemical change in the beverage. The bottling procedure is highly mechanized as the bottles are cleaned, filled, capped, sealed, labeled, and loaded into cartons.
VODKAVodka is an alcoholic beverage distilled at a high proof from a fermented vegetable or grain mash. Proof is a measurement of the alcohol content. Each degree of proof equals a half percent of alcohol. Thus, 100 proof is that which contains 50% alcohol, 90 proof contains 45%, and so on. Because distilled vodka can have a proof as high as 145, all taste and odor has been eliminated, making vodka a neutral spirit. Water is added to bring the proof down to a range between 80 and 100.
THE VOKTAILS BOOK
All Vodka Gold purchases come with our 40 Voktail Recipes to enjoy.