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Monday, March 15, 2010

Day 74 Drink: Hangar One Kaffir Lime

Craft Distillers of Ukiah, Calif., got started in 1982 Hubert Germain-Robin and Ansley Coale brought a small antique still to Mendocino County. The company makes high quality Germain-Robin brandies, St George's Aqua Perfecta, whiskey and absinthe. But many people first encounter the distillery through Hangar 1 Vodka.

The company has a "Straight" vodka, Mandarin Blossom, Buddha's Hand Citron and Kaffir Lime.

Hangar One Kaffir Lime has a fresh lime nose. The first sip has an almost lemon-lime soda quality, but the flavor quickly evolves into a very adult profile. There is clearly what the distillery calls a "herbaceous flavor component" that goes from being slightly sweet to a lime zest quality.

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