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What do you do if you just can’t seem to find that perfect straight Vodka?
The folk at the Hangar 1 Distillery know the answer to that question. Located at a WWII repurposed aircraft hangar on Alameda Island in San Francisco Bay, Hangar 1 is fond of a good airplane reference and it was basically born because they wanted a straight, but not harsh, but still deep, but also perfectly balanced and even a slightly fruity Vodka. Founded in 2001 by Ansley Coale, the very same one who founded the legendary Germain-Robain Craft Distillers back in the 1980s, and St. George Spirits, Hangar 1 soon became an exclusive grape-based Vodka distiller. Today, it’s owned by Proximo Spirits of New Jersey and their myriad of offerings includes infused Vodkas and a Californian-French Brandy blend.
The Spirit that started it all – their Straight Vodka – is an American Vodka, made one batch at a time. Sourcing fine grapes of the Viognier variety at the peak of their ripeness and blending them with Midwestern grains, this is one “winey” Vodka (it definitely won’t have you whining, though!). It’s everything Hangar 1 (and us, to be honest.) ever wanted in a Vodka – it’s floral, it’s fresh, it’s light and bottled at 80 proof, it’s just the perfect mixer. Or, a neater, if you want it to be.
Appearance / Color
Nose / Aroma / Smell
Gentle aromas of Asian pear and honeysuckle. Slightly floral.
Flavor / Taste / Palate
Sweet flavors and a light body.
Lively and light with a hint of black pepper.
The Flavor Spiral™ shows the most common flavors that you'll taste in Hangar 1 Straight American Vodka and gives you a chance to have a taste of it before actually tasting it.
We invented Flavor Spiral™ here at Flaviar to get all your senses involved in tasting drinks and, frankly, because we think that classic tasting notes are boring.