Does the way vodka is distilled affect flavor?

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When it comes to vodka, the team at loft & bear knows best. We have studied the craft for years and perfected the distillation process to ensure each bottle is filled with the finest premium vodka. One of the most common questions we get from friends and fans of loft & bear is: does the way vodka is distilled affect its flavor? The answer is absolutely yes, and that is part of what elevates loft & bear artisanal vodka above other vodka brands. Let’s explore what makes the distillation process so important.

Vodka Distillation


When making vodka, distillation is one of the most crucial steps in the process to ensure a quality product that drinkers will keep coming back to. Think of it as a purification process; each time the liquid goes through distillation, impurities and chemicals are removed, refining and concentrating what will be the finished product.

If you’ve ever tried a vodka that tastes like rubbing alcohol or tried a mixed drink made with low-grade vodka that made you crinkle your nose, forget those past experiences and seek out a vodka that has been expertly distilled several times, like loft & bear artisanal vodka.

When a vodka is distilled multiple times, the heads and tails of the batch are removed each time, eliminating contaminants and using only the purest sections of the batch to create the vodka that ends up in your glass. At loft & bear, our handcrafted vodka is distilled four times and made only with the heart for that elegant, crisp taste you know and love.

Distillation and Texture


You may find that distillation can also affect the texture of a vodka. While some are smooth and weighty on the palate, others are light and thin. loft & bear artisanal vodka hits the perfect notes of welcoming warmth and body without the prickliness of astringency.

Is Distilled 20x Any Better?


Once a vodka has been distilled a few times, you’ll be hard-pressed to notice any differences after unless you’re lucky enough to call yourself a supertaster. Many vodkas are distilled three times, loft & bear artisanal vodka is distilled four, and there are other companies that distill their vodkas ten or more times.

Don’t let a number on a label fool you – the more times a vodka is distilled past four or five rounds should lead you to question the quality of the ingredients being used. Instead of asking “How many times has it been distilled?,” ask “Has this been distilled the appropriate amount?”

Enjoy loft & bear for an elevated vodka drinking experience


loft & bear artisanal vodka is currently found in bars, restaurants, and speakeasies throughout Los Angeles and beyond, even as far as the Bahamas. As a small-batch distillery, we produce each batch by hand and go to great lengths to ensure the quality of the product, from creation to labeling and every step in between.

When you enjoy a cocktail made with loft & bear or pour a glass on the rocks, you’ll also be helping our community. We are proud to give a percentage of every purchase to PATH to help end homelessness for those throughout Greater Los Angeles.

Enjoy a vodka that was meticulously crafted to be your top choice and do good at the same time; find loft & bear at a location near you, or order loft & bear online today.