Superior Water Makes for Quality Spirits
Water is a critical component of fine spirits. The choice to use a natural source, municipal tap or engineered supply demands the highest level of analysis from the distiller. Understanding the acidic vs. alkaline balance and how the spirits will be served is paramount to creating products that best utilize natural minerals to enhance the drinking experience.
Alpine Distilling’s facility was chosen specifically for the water supply. Our water comes from an under-mountain aquifer in Summit County that is separate from the city supply and arrives at the distillery at 52 degrees, 354 ppm and at a pH of 8.0. The water is high in minerals and iron. Working with the experts at Water Science, we engineered a carbon-filtering and double reverse osmosis system to both soften and balance the natural electrolytes while reducing the harsh iron.
We bring our water to a pH of 6.8 using citric acid and hold the water at under 35 ppm and between 60-66 degrees, turbidity is not a concern. This creates a natural crisp and clean effect that some describe as slightly sweet and smoky. Persistent Vodka is enjoying great reviews not only for the nonGMO, Gluten Free & Kosher corn base which is six times distilled, but for the blend of the cereal with our engineered water.
Alpine’s products are designed to be highly delicious. Our dedication to providing you with the best spirits in the world demands that we carefully evaluate every step of the process and make decisions that support that commitment.