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Would Bond Drink a Quinoa Martini? Courtesy The WSJ ~ Weekend Sip
We have put in a lot of love, time, and patience to bring you an exceptional quinoa based vodka, a rich flavored café liqueur, a smokey 5-year oak barrel-aged rum, a true London Gin, and a distinctive goji liqueur.
Our process starts with sourcing key ingredients from our partner countries, all of which qualify as developing markets and therefore benefit economically from Fair Trade Certified initiatives. We chose these sources on the basis of ingredient quality and purity. The farmers with whom we deal use sustainable agricultural methods and their crops are pesticide, herbicide and GMO free.
We use ocean-going vessels to transport ingredients and FAIR. products, maintaining a low carbon footprint in keeping with our mission of environmental consideration. Despite the long distances, we actually produce less CO2 from our shipping of ingredients and finished goods than a facility located in Texas would in shipping a truckload of vodka to California or New York.
We selected the Cognac region in France as the production location for FAIR. products based on a combination of important reasons - the availability of pure limestone spring water, high quality local glass works and packaging experts, and state of the art distilleries. The Cognac region has a culture that celebrates the environment, high quality spirits and a healthy, natural life style.
Our FAIR. products are the only line of spirits to actively support a sustainable, socially responsible lifestyle. Join us in our journey to expand this sensibility through these high quality products and spread the word. Thank you for being part of a FAIR new world!
The Classic Martini:
Chill FAIR. Quinoa Vodka until the temperature hovers at 28°. Gather ice, a chilled, stemmed glass with an inverted cone bowl, cubed ice, a cocktail shaker, a shot glass, quality vermouth, & green olives.
Mixing it up
Pour a little bit of dry vermouth in the chilled cocktail glass and swirl to coat the inside of the glass. Dispose of excess vermouth. In a shaker full of ice, gently swirl or stir 2 oz. of vodka before straining into glass.
Fair Trade Certified
Fair Trade Certified goods are just that. Fair. From far-away farms to your shopping cart, products that bear the Fair Trade Certified logo come from farmers and workers who are justly compensated. We help farmers in developing countries build sustainable businesses that positively influence their communities.
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We use 90% recycled materials in our packaging, so we are not cutting down trees. With that savings, maybe you will pick up an extra six pack to celebrate.Close
We select the best ingredients possible and brew in small batches to ensure top quality and freshness. There are no additives, flavor enhancers, syrups or extenders.Close
We’re so excited about our new craft beer (a full flavored, low gluten beer made with an unexpected, unique ingredient – quinoa), that we wanted to tell you about it now! Learn more »
In fact, if not for the West Coast dock strike, you would have been able to taste this beer already. (Our new fermenters were on a vessel in San Francisco harbor and are now making their way back to San Francisco).
Aqotango (named after a famous mountain in the Bolivian altiplano, home of much of the world’s quinoa) is a great tasting beer with the flavor you would expect in a premium amber ale. It's also naturally low in gluten, due to the quinoa base, which sets us apart.
Aqotango is the result of a multi-year research effort to determine the optimal ingredient combination and production methodology that results in a well-balanced smooth amber ale. As a plus, Aqotango supports the low gluten life style many people follow today. When you taste it, you’ll be drinking a delicious beer that is naturally less than 10ppm total gluten.
Unique & Distinct
While this exceptional vodka will please even the most demanding consumer, we had the professional mixologist and bar manager in mind when developing it. The combination of distinctive taste, a bottle designed for use in the well, and an approachable price distinguishes Belle Chasse from the common vodkas available everywhere. Learn More »
For the Mixologist
We began by interviewing top mixologists to understand what they felt was most important in their choice of a vodka. We learned that their first priority was to have the highest quality liquid. This means a vodka that is neutral, with a smooth approach and a pleasantly warm finish… a spirit that doesn't need hiding, but rather one that blends seamlessly with a palette of flavors, enabling the mixologist to create interesting drinks that are not overpowered by the vodka.
For the Bar Manager
As we talked with bar managers, we learned that their priority was the same as their mixologists… with the added requirement of value. They want a quality vodka at a reasonable price.
The bottle design was the next most important factor. Professionals want a light weight bottle with a broad base and a neck that is easy to hold while pouring. It also shouldn't be too tall, since height affects the balance and maneuverability. Glass was the universal material of choice as it protects the quality and can be easily recycled. The closure is designed for ease of use. Learn More »
Creating a Quality Vodka
Contrary to popular belief and marketing hype, vodka quality is determined by the skill of the master distiller rather than by the number of distillations and filtrations. In our search for where to produce our vodka, we carefully evaluated many locations around the world, and finally selected a boutique distillery in the Cognac region of France. Distillation has been perfected in this area over the past 400 years and the art of distilling is part of the culture.
In recognition of our search leading us to the Cognac region, we selected Artemis, the Greek goddess of the hunt as our symbol and the name Belle Chasse, which means Beautiful Hunt in French.
We use only the highest quality French wheat, which is GMO free.