Anchor Distilling Company has just announced the launch of Hophead Vodka, the world’s first distilled hopped vodka. Anchor Distilling Company has been at the forefront of innovation for craft distilling in America since Fritz Maytag first released Old Potrero Whiskey in 1995, followed by Junipero Gin, and Genevieve Gin.
According to David King, President of Anchor Distilling Company, Anchor had been looking for a vodka to add to their portfolio for a while, but nothing caught their eye. With the incredible history of Anchor Brewing and Fritz Maytag, creating Hophead Vodka was a natural fit.
Hophead Vodka is pot-distilled from two types of hops from Washington’s Yakima Valley, where over 75% of the United States’ hops come from. The hops impart a very clean, assertive hop character, but without the bitterness that hops are known for. If you’ve ever walked into a hops room at a brewery, opening a bottle of Hophead smells exactly like that.
Try it in a West Coast Vesper, by Russell Davis:
- 1 oz. Hophead Vodka
- 1 oz. Junipero Gin
- .5 oz. Maurin Quina
- Garnish: orange peel
Combine all ingredients into a mixing glass and add ice. Stir until proper dilution and strain into a chilled champagne coupe. Garnish with an orange peel.
Hophead Vodka is 45% ABV. It is now available in San Francisco, New York City and other key markets. Suggested retail price is $29.95. For more information, visit www.AnchorDistilling.com.