The Lavender Flavored Vodka from Heritage Distilling is part of their fifteen-strong line of flavored vodka. This particular selection is the recipient of the following awards.
- Silver Medal from Sunset Magazine International Spirits Competition 2020
- Double Gold from Sip Northwest’s Best of the Northwest 2019
- Silver Medal from American Distilling Institute 2019
After enjoying this vodka for the last week I am in agreement with the selection committees.
Heritage Distilling Company was founded by Jennifer and Justin Stiefel in 2012 in Gig Harbor Washington. This distillery has quickly become elevated to the pantheon of top premier craft distilleries on the West Coast. This company has spread from its remote Pierce County location to tasting rooms in Ballard, Tumwater, Roslyn in Washington State, and Eugene Oregon. From these recent beginnings, this company has become the largest independently owned craft distillery in Washington.
The aroma of this vodka presents with the flora notes of the lavender. A subtle undertone of vanilla can be found with some mint and wood notes. This aroma is warm and inviting to the drinker.
At 30% alcohol by volume, this vodka is easy in alcohol flavoring. The Lavender flavoring of this vodka is not overwhelming to the alcohol. Overall this alcohol is very smooth in flavor and can be enjoyed neat. Additionally, it can be a great addition to any cocktail.
Would I recommend this vodka? Obviously, this vodka is great! You can buy locally and pick this up to replace the various big brand vodkas that have found a home in your liquor collection. I am looking forward to experiencing the other 14 vodkas of Heritage Distilling and reporting back if they are equally as excellent.
To give you some ideas of cocktails that you can craft with this alcohol I have created a Marvel mini-theme menu with this purple goodness.
- 2.00 oz Lavender Vodka
- 2.00 oz Lemonade
- 2.00 oz Soda Water
Add ingredients to a highball glass with ice.
- 1.50 oz Lavender Vodka
- 0.75 oz Grenadine
- 0.50 oz Lemon Juice
- 0.50 oz Lime Juice
- 3 Dashes of Bitters
Add ingredients to a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake and strain in a martini glass.
- 2.00 oz Lavender Vodka
- 0.50 oz Simple Syrup
- 4 Lemon Wedges
Muddle 3 lemon wedges win a cocktail shaker with the simple syrup. Add ice and vodka to the cocktail shaker. Shake and strain in a martini glass. Garnish with the remaining lemon wedge.