Vodka Made with Deep-Ocean Water Makes Waves

Did you know you could drink 80-proof vodka made from seawater and organic sugar cane?
Vodka Made with Deep-Ocean Water Makes Waves

Beneath the waves of the Pacific Ocean, beyond the beaches of Hawaii, spirits lurk. The name of those spirits is ... vodka.

Did you know you could drink 80-proof vodka made from seawater and organic sugar cane?

A distillery and “organic farm” called Hawaii Sea Spirits has, since 2005, been producing high-end vodka using deep-ocean, mineral-rich Pacific seawater gathered from 3,000 feet below the surface off the coast of Hawaii.

Not only does the water there remain crisp and cold in all weather, but it also contains natural minerals, including potassium, calcium and magnesium. To make its Ocean Organic Vodka, which it maintains is “the only vodka in the world made with deep ocean mineral water,” the distillery purifies and desalinates the water using a “natural filtration process” that leaves the minerals intact even as it removes the sodium.

“The high mineral content of our water imparts a unique character to our vodka and adds great depth of flavor to the traditional vodka cocktail,” the company boasts on its website. Reviewers seem to concur, detecting flavors like “sweet vanilla,” charcoal, licorice and pepper; one reviewer even described the spirit as “smooth and dry.”

The “deep-ocean mineral water ... has a noticeably rich, round feel in the mouth,” Hawaiian Sea Spirits’ master distiller, Bill Scott, recently told the Vice site Munchies. “Some say [it’s] very slightly salty. I don’t know if I agree, but it is definitely rich in minerals.”

Because the vodka is 60-percent water, Scott added, the water is an “extremely important” element.

The makers of Ocean Organic Vodka note that they employ sustainable practices and support ocean-protecting organizations. With a new production facility, they have expanded their product line to include rum and whiskey — and they’ve been getting a lot of recent attention in the press. You can't blame them for riding that wave.

Photography by Jessica Pearl
Photo courtesy of Ocean Organic Vodka

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