Eastside Distilling, Inc., a producer of award-winning craft spirits, today announced that its award-winning Portland Potato Vodka surpassed 1,000 cases sold for the month of October.
This important milestone is an all-time record for the Northwest’s premium potato vodka. Portland Potato Vodka is currently available in 750 ml, 1.75 liter and 50ml sizes. A 375ml bottle is slated for November release.
Portland Potato Vodka has a clean, crisp taste that mixes especially well in Oregon’s favorite cocktails and can be enjoyed straight-up on the rocks.
The key to producing a vodka this smooth is to start with the right ingredients. Most vodka is made from grain, because it is as much as two thirds less expensive than potatoes.
Potatoes, on the other hand, are the original source of Vodka and worth the extra expense. Portland Potato Vodka, the leading locally produced Vodka, also has the pristine water of Mt. Hood.
Potatoes make for a vodka that is low-octane and exceptionally clean. If you’re looking for a tasty gluten free alternative to grain-based spirits, you’ve found your drink of choice.
Mel Heim, Eastside’s Master Distiller:
"Portland Potato Vodka is silky through and through. It opens with refreshing mineral water and gentle ethyl notes.
You can finally say goodbye to the 'burn' that you feel from corn and wheat vodkas. Absolutely no burning sensation with a sweep of cotton candy sweetness."
Portland Potato Vodka recently received a Gold Medal rating by Blue Lifestyle Seal of Approval (92 points), and a Gold Medal and Best of Category at the 2017 Los Angeles International Spirits Competition (91 points).
The new Hot Potato version of Portland Potato is a habanero infused variation and is produced in collaboration with the Secret Aardvark hot sauce company.
Grover Wickersham, CEO of Eastside Distilling:
“Our Portland Potato Vodka continues to gain momentum, as evidenced by our sales more than tripling from last year to our first ever 1,000 case shipment month in October.
I thank our loyal customers and I encourage them to share our great Vodka with their friends and family over the holidays and to ask their local bartenders to start carrying us as a superior local alternative to Texan and Russian Vodkas.”