Bainbridge Legacy Organic Vodka captures ‘World’s Best’ crown

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You can add vodka to the list of things Bainbridge Island is known for after Bainbridge Organic Distillers’ Legacy Organic Vodka was crowned the “World’s Best Vodka” at the World Vodka Awards in London recently.

More than 1,000 brands from 25 countries entered the 8th annual competition that also includes the best brandy, calvados, cognac, gin and rum. An independent tasting panel that included journalists, retailers and industry reps judged the entries.

So what did the experts have to say about Legacy Organic Vodka? Check out this rave review:

“This is an excellent spirit that’s well balanced and full of individual character, great potential for cocktails. It has a powerful but soft nose with berry fruits and grain coming through. Rich, creamy, marshmallow flavours develop nicely on the palate.”

They also gushed over the company’s bottle design, which also won top honors:

“A confident well-considered look combining a clean cut, modern classic bottle shape with a strong, well-designed tactile label. Technically well executed and applied.”

Bainbridge Organic Distillers, which plans to release its Legacy Organic Vanilla Vodka next month, can be found in fine restaurants and retail outlets in Washington state and California.

About Ethan Fowler

Ethan Fowler has more than 20 years of journalism experience with 19 years of daily and weekly newspaper experience covering news, features and sports, as well as being an editor for 14 of those years. He has won several writing awards over the years in Washington state, Virginia, Texas and Georgia, including award-winning investigative journalism. Fowler was paid by the Review & Herald Publishing Association in 2009 to co-author a book, "Brushed Back: The Story of Trevor Bullock," with his wife. The book details the real life of a top minor league pitcher in the Philadelphia Phillies organization and his Christian faith. "Brushed Back" has sold more than 2,000 copies since its release.