Durham Distillery – best known for its gin which garnered two prestigious stars in this year’s Great Taste Awards - has officially launched its new vodka.
The alcoholic beverage, which is being sold under the Durham Vodka brand, is slow filtered and triple distilled in the same hand-made copper pot still where the distillery makes its gin.
The distillery plans to produce 250 bottles of the vodka every month.
Jessica Tomlinson of Durham Distillery - who is the region’s only professional distiller - says: “We are proud that we do things properly, and we use a proper copper still to make everything we sell. The vodka is made using the end of the gin run. We then slow filter it through a custom made Lincoln County Column (the same technique used in the making of Jack Daniels) before redistilling it.”
It takes several days for the filtration, after which it is redistilled. During the distillation, Jessica takes off the start and the end of the run (‘the cut’), only keeping the smoothest part for the finished product.
Jessica says the result is a smooth vodka that is good enough to drink neat over ice, with a long finish.
The vodka is available to buy online from www.durhamdistillery.co.uk , with stockists around the North East to be announced shortly.