By James Atkinson
Perth-based Hippocampus Metropolitan Distillery has released its first product, Hippocampus Vodka.
"Using biodynamic farmed wheat from Australia's Wheatbelt, fermenting in small tanks using an organic yeast and then distilling in our custom made copper pot still, we have crafted a clean and textured vodka which references our ground of clean skies, healthy farms and the team behind producing it," the distiller said.
"Flavours of vanilla and fruit shine through with a super smooth mouthfeel from destilling a select number of times… enough to ensure we embrace the soft sweet flavour of the wheat but not too much to strip away this wonderful texture.
"We have made our Hippocampus Vodka to be enjoyed neat, as a base in cocktails or as an accompaniment to your favourite mixer to create a moment in your Hippocampus."
Memorable Drinks' Jye Glaskin told TheShout the small batch vodka is available now in WA, with other states to follow in the coming weeks – though stock will be limited.
Hippocampus Vodka is 40 per cent ABV and has an RRP of $79.99 for a 700ml bottle.