Vodka, like most alcohols, is made from fermented grains or vegetables that have been distilled. Vodka is normally distilled at nearly 150 proof to eliminate all odors and undesirable flavors from it. In this way, vodka is considered a neutral spirit, unlike beer or rum.
Texas Vodka Tales
Our Texas made vodka was born in Hell’s Half Acre, an area in Fort Worth Texas. Known during the late 1800s for a number of saloons, gambling parlors, and brothels – Hell’s Half Acre was where outlaws broke bread. It was recognized as the most notorious red-light areas of Old Wild West. Frequented by a number of infamous criminals & outlaws like the Sundance Kid, Butch Cassidy, and the Fort Worth Five – the area was quite deadly.
The economy of the acre was a model of gin and sin. Supply and demand kept the town alive for over 30 years. Fort Worth was a place for making love with a pistol in one hand and a bottle of liquor in the other.
Since 1885, the best Texas vodka has been made in Hell’s Half Acre, or Texas’ bloody third ward. Due to its lawless and violent status, it was easy for an average criminal to produce his or her own vodka, and profit hand over fist. The best way of breaking bread in the Old West was by splitting blood, breaking rules, and sharing a stiff (or smooth) bottle of alcohol. In this rough dynamic, Texas-born vodka evolved as the best vodka for the people living a rebellious or suppressed lifestyle – desirous of true expression.
The making of a healthier vodka…
In order to make our vodka healthier than others on the market, we use healthy ingredients in Hells Half Acre 1885 Vodka. Our vodka is made from gluten-free, GMO-free, kosher, and organic ingredients. It has been sweetened naturally rather than artificially, as our flavor derives from the cassava root. Cassava is an organic source of dextrose found at the base of the cassava plant (looks kind of like a sweet potato).
The cassava root produces tapioca starch when it is crushed and dried in the form of a powder. This tapioca starch is combined with naturally produced enzymes. As a result, more than double the amount of fermentable sugary ingredients as potatoes, grains, or corn are cultivated in this process.
The cassava root gives our vodka a natural hint of sweetness to complement its unique undertones. Similar to other modern vodkas, you’ll experience the same strength and potency. However, our vodka is smooth and subtly sweet. These rich starchy ingredients help us achieve our flavor, without sacrificing quality. This floral scented, healthy vodka is also certified organic & Safeproof verified.
The making of a better vodka…
In order to make a better vodka, we used a unique distillation process. We use a copper column containing 21 plates, and a reverse osmosis machine to distill our vodka. Distillation takes place 6 times to get the sweetest taste and purest solution.
Copper reflux columns, pure water, and stainless steel machinery are used in balanced proportion to achieve this. In this way, our 1885 vodka has become the favorite of a large number of people due to the crispness it provides to the pallet. With its subtle sweetness and zero bite, our brand is growing in popularity amongst modern health-focused consumers.
The making of a cleaner vodka…
In order to make a cleaner vodka, we also use a very specific filtration process. We filter our 1885 recipe through the finest charcoal in Texas to give it a smoother taste. This removes all impurities, compared to other brands on the market that are distilled and filtered half as much.
After all this, Hell’s Half Acre 1885 vodka is filled into glass bottles and ready for consumption!