Apparently this vodka has been around since 2009, but I’ve never seen it or heard about it until now! I’m really looking forward to having an alternative to regular vodka that can be made from wheat or potatoes. I like the potato vodka, but have not tried the quinoa yet. Here is what I found out about Fair Spirit Quinoa Vodka:
Fair Spirits great taste comes from our high quality quinoa with a special production process – the result of a two-year joint research project between French distillers and Bolivian farmers.
Quinoa is the mother of all grains and is an ancient power food used by Incan warriors 5000 years ago. Quinoa is gluten free.
We source our quinoa from the Andean mountains of Bolivia. The Altiplano plateau is over 3000m above sea level where the quinoa grows in fertile soil on volcanic rock.
JUDGE’S TASTING NOTES
“Very smooth, fruity, spicy vodka that will shine with a nice chill or in martinis”
2012 DOUBLE GOLD MEDAL
50 BEST IMPORTS
2011 SILVER MEDAL
SF WORLD SPIRITS COMPETITION
2009 GOLD MEDAL
BEVERAGE TESTING INSTITUTE
2009 BEST OF CATEGORY
93 Points / Gold Medal – Chicago Beverage Tasting Institute
Silver Medal – San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2011
FAIR. Vodka is certainly setting an example for the spirits community. Not only is it the first vodka to be created using Quinoa, but it is also the first to be produced with Fair Trade certified™ ingredients. Cultivated by the Incas since the 13th century in the Andes mountain range, Quinoa has recently become popular in the western world for it’s exceptional nutritional values. The Quinoa used to produce this vodka is cultivated by over 1,200 small producers in the Bolivian Altiplano, gathered within the Anapqui cooperative, the main association of farming producers in the country. The grains are then transported to the Cognac region of France, where they are expertly brewed and distilled to create the finest fair trade spirit possible. Delicate and smooth, this unique vodka displays soft, natural notes of fruit and spice that complement a variety of cocktails.
Fair Spirits also makes Rum from fair trade sugarcane that is aged in French Oak barrels.