Hope City Vodka is made in North Charleston, South Carolina by the parents who introduced you Walker’s Cay Bourbon, which is to say, Steven Busch. This one is definitely made in SC, not sourced from elsewhere, which is correctly for an unaged spirit. Distilled six occasions.
A straight vodka and, oddly, one flavored model — lime — can be found. We tried each.
Each are 80 proof.
Hope City Vodka – Fairly nameless however wholly innocent. The nostril has a faint woodiness and a stronger earthy high quality, barely grainy however by no means off-putting, with that doughy character that vodka usually evokes. A lot the identical on the palate: It’s a clear however gently cereal-fueled expertise, frivolously sweetened with notes of white sugar, a contact of almond paste, and a lightweight inexperienced factor on the end. Innocuous however completely able to mixing right into a cosmopolitan, ought to that be within the playing cards tonight. B
Hope City Lime Vodka – “Only a contact of fresh-squeezed lime,” it says on the label. The lime actually pops on the nostril, right here displaying a definite lime peel character that’s heavy with sharp acidity. That squeeze of lime does wonders to mood the vodka’s earthier qualities, giving it a a lot wanted citrus high quality and a vibrant freshness that doesn’t really feel in any respect synthetic. Constructed completely for a gimlet, it will work even higher in that cosmo, or another variety of citrus+vodka cocktails. A-
every $23 / hopetownvodka.com