WHAT IS IT?
Voted the World’s Best Vodka and awarded Gold by the prestigious San Francisco Spirits Competition, Chase Vodka is the only UK distillery to offer a premium vodka that is made entirely from seed to bottle, giving a quality vodka with provenance. The vodka is three times distilled from gluten-free King Edward and Lady Claire potatoes grown on the family farm in Herefordshire.
Chase Vodka is clean with notes of light white pepper and potato, black pepper and macadamia nuts on the palate and smooth potato finish.
Alcoholic strength: 40% ABV
WHO'S BEHIND IT?
The Chase family have been in potato farming for generations and before turning to making vodka (and gin), William Chase was in fact the brains (and driving force) behind the hugely successful brand of potato crisps called Tyrrells. It was when in the US researching packaging methods, that he stumbled on a distillery producing potato vodka After some years of further research (and lots of tinkering), it wasn't until April Fool's Day that the first batch of vodka for release was distilled in June 2008 with the bespoke copper batch pot still commissioned by Will from a family firm. Today all bottles are stillfilled and sealed by hand.
Today, Will remains heavily involved in the operations of the farm and distillery but sons Harry and James have been roped in to make this a real family business - Harry oversees the farming side of things whilst James oversees all the "meet and greet" at the farm as well as travelling the world spreading the goodness of Chase.
HOW TO DRINK IT - SOME SERVING SUGGESTIONS
Chase Vodka is perfect over ice and soda, or in fresh summer fruity cocktails. Try it neat, chilled or in this refreshing cocktail:
- Combine 40ml Chase Vodka, 20ml Chase Elderflower Vodka Liqueur and 15 ml freshly squeezed lemon juice over a tall glass filled with ice
- Top up with cloudy apple juice
- Garnish with fresh apple slices
At the Chase Distillery, 16 tonnes of potatoes makes only 1000 litres of alcohol!
The rectification column of the copper pot still at Chase is the tallest of its kind in the world and at more than 70ft, rises through the roof of the barn in which it is located!