ABOUT US

Cirrus Vodka is The Artisan Vodka. Award winning, premium, potato-based, gluten free,  and solely owned, produced and bottled by the Parched Group, LLC in Richmond, VA, USA

 

NHS Distributors of Richmond is a female, minority-owned affiliate of Cirrus Vodka and the Parched Group, LLC

ADDRESS

1603 Ownby Lane
Richmond, VA 23220
P.O. Box 70324
Richmond VA 23255

info@cirrusvodka.com

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Tasting Room Hours: Friday 5:00 - 8:30 PM | Saturday 1:00 - 8:30 PM | Sunday 1:00 - 6:00 PM

OUR PROCESS SETS US APART

POTATO BASE

It’s a common misconception that all vodkas are made from potatoes. The first vodka was made in Poland in the 8th century, and potatoes didn’t make it to Europe (from Peru) until the 16th century. Grapes and fruits were the basis for the first vodkas. Today, over 90% of all vodkas are made from grains - usually wheat, rye, corn, or a combination of the three.

 

So, why use potatoes?

 

Potatoes make the best and smoothest vodka. Potato vodkas are more expensive and much more difficult to produce than grain vodkas – but we think it’s worth the time and effort.

 

The finest russet potatoes we use are denser and heavier than grains and offer a full, voluptuous character to our vodka. Potatoes also make a slightly sweeter, creamier flavor profile that makes it ideal for sipping.

HARVEST

PROCESS

COOK

TRIPLE DISTILLATION

After testing many different methods and levels of filtration, we’ve found that our triple distillation process produces a pure vodka that still has character. Too much distillation removes all hints of flavor and creaminess, and too little leaves a starchy quality that is undesirable.

STAINLESS STEEL STILL

Cirrus also uses stainless steel stills in addition to traditional copper stills only used by other producers. We’ve found it produces a purer vodka that isn’t tainted by the corrosive effects alcohol has on copper, which could leach into the vodka. Clean, clear, pure.

Another Cirrus distinction.

OUR PROCESS

We add pure spring water to the potatoes and begin to cook with steam, constantly stirring to ensure the smoothest taste. Our stainless steel tanks keep it pure and simple. The mash is then carefully transferred to a fermenting tank where yeast and enzymes are added to change the mash to alcohol. We triple distill the alcohol and guide the mix through copper and stainless steel to create 190 proof base. It is then blended with purified water to create our premium 80 proof vodka. Our finished product is bottled, corked, and sealed.

FERMENT

DISTILL

BLEND

BOTTLE

ENJOY!