Hangar One Fog Point Vodka
This revolutionary experiment yields an extraordinarily crisp, pure, and gluten free sipping vodka with elegant hints of pear, citrus, and honeysuckle.
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This limited-edition vodka is “inspired by the Bay Area fog,” the producer says. The base is distilled from a Chenin Blanc and Viognier blend from California’s Pine Ridge Vineyards, then cut with water sourced from Hangar 1’s “fog catchers.” The finished vodka is remarkably silky and layers a distinctly fruity note with earthy unsweetened chocolate, finishing lightly with a dusting of lemon-pepper.
In 2001, Ansley Coale and Jorg Rupf were the owners of two tiny companies, hand-making exquisite brandies & liqueurs in California. Jorg Rupf, who spent months developing the actual vodkas, is one of the world’s most inventive distillers.
Jorg spent months developing some very special vodkas that both 1) taste great and 2) keep their quality after you opened the bottle, which is technically very difficult when the distiller is working with fresh fruit. Jorg drew on 20 years of experimentation and experience in preparing and distilling fresh fruit.
Meanwhile, Ansley designed the package and worked on ways to communicate what was special about these vodkas. He chose the name Hangar One because Jorg's distillery was located in a former military structure on the old Alameda Naval Air Station.
The first bottles were put on the market in April, 2002. The response to Hangar One vodka was so positive that Jorg prepared to move into a larger hangar. Ansley founded Craft Distillers to market the vodkas.
Ansley and Jorg hope that people’s experience with Hangar One makes them want to explore the rich world of small-production hand-distilled spirits.
We named the vodka because of where we make it (the old Alameda Naval Air Station), and we put it in a simple bottle because all we really care about is the stuff inside the bottle, Hangar One vodka.