Monkey in Paradise Vodka
Monkey in Paradise Vodka

Monkey in Paradise Vodka NV

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Item# 72334-NV

Background

You don't expect a premium vodka to have a name like "Monkey in Paradise." Or, for that vodka to win Double Golds at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition. "Best Domestic Vodka" at the Fifty Best American-Made Craft Vodkas tasting competition. Double Gold and "Best Vodka" at the Stuttgart International Spirits Competition. And, Double Gold and "Best Vodka" at the New York World Wine & Spirits Competition - two years in a row.

Distillation

Most vodkas are made in stainless steel column stills. We use copper stills exclusively. Producing and filtering vodka in a copper still reduces sulfites and creates a much smoother product. We also use the more expensive copper vapor filtering process - not just once, but seven times. This filtering is accomplished in a 100% copper vapor path. If purity is the end goal, a copper still is where you need to begin.

The Corn

It all starts with sweet, certified American-grown corn. That's also where it stops. Unlike other vodkas that add cheaper grains to their mash which bitter the taste, our vodka lets the corn's natural sweetness come through. Plus, the corn-to-water ratio in our proprietary mash creates a thicker, richer mash. Sure, it's harder to work with and makes the fermentation process twice as long. But, it's this extra time and effort that gives our vodka its clear, clean taste.

The Water

Water is denser than alcohol. So, successfully blending the two requires extra steps in the aging, resting, and filtering process. The bottom line: the more you filter and allow for "age settling," the better the marriage of those liquids — and the smoother the final product. As a result, we charcoal filter the liquid three times, allowing the alcohol and water to age and rest together at four different proof levels. This "age and rest" procedure is slow and time-consuming, but the result is a twelve-times charcoal-filtering process that allows the water and alcohol to bind completely. In addition, we demineralize the water with our five-ppm reverse osmosis system to assure the water's utmost purity before the process ever begins. This extreme level of purification takes 11 gallons of water to produce one "paradise pure" gallon of water to use for the distillation process.