The practice of drinking vodka with mixers and ice is wholly western in origin – there is no cocktail culture in Eastern Europe. Medoyeff is made in the European style, preserving some of the grain's original character and creating an expansive palette you won’t find in other vodkas.
The Taste: Subtle sweetness opens to a spicy mid-palate with a long, clean finish and a mineral-rich mouth-feel.
Serving notes: Enjoy it straight from the freezer or highlight it as the signature ingredient of classic cocktails like the Martini and the Moscow Mule.
Pairing: Ginger, Grapefruit and Anise.
Availability: Better cocktail bars and retailers in California, Illinois, Massachusetts, New York, Oregon, Texas, Washington state and Washington DC.
40% ALC. / VOL. (80 proof)
100% grain and Bull Run Water, minimal distillation for maximum flavor and texture retention, premium grain alcohol and trickle filtration using proprietary techniques.
The 15th century marked the beginning of an Eastern European tradition of burying oak wine barrels filled with vodka at the birth of a baby. The barrels were aged for years, only to be opened at that child’s wedding. This unusual tradition inspired us to create our Medoyeff Starka. Beginning with our delicious vodka, then aging it in pinot noir barrels, our Starka is an exquisite spirit that you can enjoy without having to put on a tux or dig anything up in your backyard.
The Taste: Cream with hints of toasted vanilla and fruit, finishing with subtle spice and lingering flavors of grape and vanilla.
Serving notes: We recommend using our Starka to replace whiskey in classic cocktails like Sazeracs and Old Fashions, or enjoy it neat, straight from the freezer.
Pairing: Bittersweet chocolate, chai tea and pecan
Availability: Available at better bars and retailers throughout Oregon, Washington, New York and Massachusetts.
43% ALC. / VOL. (86 proof)
100% Grain and Bull Run Water, minimal distillation for maximum flavor and texture retention, 100% premium grain alcohol, aged a minimum of 1 year in Oregon Pinot Noir and Rye barrels and trickle filtration using proprietary techniques.