From some savvy young entrepreneurs located in the Pacific Northwest, and U.S. state of Oregon “Blood, Sweat & Tears” an American made vodka. Handcrafted vodka derived from grain to glass using winter wheat from the Hamilton Ranch on Rattlesnake Ridge located in Washington State and water from Oregon’s Cascade Mountains. The cool thing is, I have personally been to Rattlesnake Ridge during a wine trip visiting Elephant Mountain Vineyards in the Yakima Wine Valley and it’s also called Rattlesnake Hills AVA.
This vodka is made by a team self-labeled as “misfits” in Eugene, Oregon… They like to call themselves “misfits”, but perhaps some pretty noble ones. These young men have created a “Best Friends Animal Society” to help find homes for pit bulls and other homeless pets. Also, in the ongoing effort to contain COVID-19, like many distilleries nationwide Wolf Spirit Distillery broadened their production capabilities to include creating hand sanitizer. The donation campaign geared to supporting grocery workers initially located in their home state of Oregon, as well as other states like my home state of Texas. You can find “BST Vodka” here in Houston at the Total Wine located in the Houston Heights.
This morning’s post Fourth of July holiday cocktails, I made freshly squeezed blood orange juice, and added just a little bit of “Blood, Sweat & Tears” vodka.
Rattlesnake Ridge is as so known as, Rattlesnake Hills (Rattlesnake AVA) . I visited Rattlesnake Hills at the 2018 wine bloggers conference, and an excursion trip to the Yakima Valley Wine Country via (wine media conference) and the actual wine conference was held in the Walla Walla Valley Wine country .
Below are just a few of my trip snapshots taken at the Elephant Mountain Vineyards at Rattlesnake Ridge or Rattlesnake Hills AVA. The mountain ridge is in the Yakima County which is located in the U.S. state of Washington and just north of the Rattlesnake Hills where these pictures were taken. Enjoy!