WHAT IS IT?
Voted the World’s Best Vodka by the prestigious San Francisco Spirits Competition, Chase Vodka is the only UK distillery to offer a premium vodka that is made entirely from seed to bottle, giving a quality vodka with provenance.
The elderflower liqueur uses the award winning Chase vodka as it's base spirit as well as fresh elderflowers sourced from Herefordshire. No artificial ingredients are used.
There's a powerful elderflower nose on this liqueur, which carries through to the palate but you'll find that this is a liqueur that is an excellent balance of alcohol and sweetness with the kick coming from the vodka base.
Alcoholic strength: 20% ABV
WHO'S BEHIND IT?
The Chase family have been in potato farming for generations and before turning to making vodka (and gin), William Chase was in fact the brains (and driving force) behind the hugely successful brand of potato crisps called Tyrrells. It was when in the US researching packaging methods, that he stumbled on a distillery producing potato vodka and after some years of further research (and lots of tinkering), it wasn't until April Fool's Day that the first of the potatoes were harvested and the first batch of vodka distilled in June 2008 with the bespoke copper batch pot still commissioned by Will from a family firm. All bottles are filled and sealed by hand.
Today, Will remains heavily involved in the operations of the farm and distillery but sons Harry and James have been roped in to make this a real family business - Harry oversees the farming side of things whilst James oversees all the "meet and greet" at the farm as well as travelling the world spreading the goodness of Chase.
HOW TO DRINK IT - SOME SERVING SUGGESTIONS
For a sparkly treat, add a shot to a champagne flute and top with champagne. Or try this refreshing cocktail
- Mix 40ml Chase Vodka, 20ml Chase Elderflower Vodka Liqueur and 15ml lemon juice in a tall glass with ice.
- Top with cloudy apple juice and garnish with slices of green apple
At the Chase Distillery, 16 tonnes of potatoes makes only 1000 litres of alcohol!
The rectification column of the copper pot still at Chase is the tallest of its kind in the world and at more than 70ft, rises through the roof of the barn in which it is located!