IWSC Gold. World's Best Vodka, 2012.
Five generations of the Farthofer family have dedicated themselves to crafting high quality organic spirits. Located in Austria, the Farthofer distillery has now ascended to be recognized as a World-class producer of spirits and liquers. That is especially so after the success of their organic Farthofer O-Vodka which achieved tremendous success by winning the Gold medal at the International Wine and Spirits Competition in 2012 and was proclaimed the World's Best Vodka.
The current head of this family opration, Josef V. Farthofer, claims the secret is in the quality of the water they use, the fact that they don't need to filter the distillate because of the water quality, and the use of wheat that comes exclusively from Austria, from a controlled organic agricultural area. Finally, Farthofer lets his Vodka rest for 12 months in order to "calm the flavours".