SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS (August 3, 2011) – Enchanted Rock Vodka, produced by Rebecca Creek Distillery in San Antonio and launched less than one year ago, has been named a Platinum winner in the “Unflavored Vodka” category in the 2011 Spirits International Prestige (SIP) Awards program.
The SIP Awards is the only international spirits competition leveling the playing field for established brands and newcomers alike by enlisting consumers as judges. These judges engage in blind tastings and score each spirit in three categories -- aroma, taste and finish. Global brands featured in the competition included but were not exclusive to Vodkas, Gins, Rums, Whiskeys, Tequilas, and Liqueurs. Several countries were represented including England, U.S.A., Mexico, India, South Africa, Turkey, Finland, and Germany.
Named after the national landmark Enchanted Rock (an enormous natural granite formation that rises 425 feet above its surrounding terrain in the Texas Hill Country), the grain-based, 80-proof, ultra-premium Enchanted Rock Vodka is handcrafted in small batches and designed with sustainability in mind. Green initiatives include:
In addition to its sustainability initiatives, another unique attribute of Enchanted Rock Vodka -- and to traditional distillation as a whole -- is its exclusive blending, chilling, and filtering process. It is first blended with pure limestone-filtered water straight from the Trinity Aquifer, then chilled at 28 degrees Fahrenheit for more than 14 hours in a pure copper kettle, and then continuously cycled through 20 different filters prior to bottling, ultimately creating the ultra smooth taste it’s become synonymous with.
The new Texas-distilled, ultra-premium vodka is artisan-crafted to honor its Texas roots and sustainability
SAN ANTONIO, December 22, 2010 – Inspired by its iconic Texas Hill Country namesake and produced at San Antonio’s new Rebecca Creek Distillery, the ultra-premium Enchanted Rock Vodka is now available in upscale bars, restaurants and liquor stores throughout the Lone Star State.
Enchanted Rock has already been touted by regional bartenders, vodka connoisseurs, and patrons as the “smoothest of Texas’ vodkas.” This is primarily due to its handcrafted distillation process, as each batch is made with pure limestone-filtered water and then artisan-distilled six times in Rebecca Creek’s traditional copper distillation pot, resulting in extremely pure, superior-tasting vodka. It is the ideal foundation for any vodka-based cocktail, yet has quickly developed a loyal fan base who prefer sipping it on its own due to its clarity and smooth finish.
Named after the national landmark Enchanted Rock (an enormous natural granite formation that rises 425 feet above its surrounding terrain in the Texas Hill Country), the grain-based, 80-proof vodka was designed with sustainability in mind. Green initiatives include employing an extensive water-recycling program, incorporating water that is naturally filtered using native limestone from the Trinity Aquifer, and donating leftover grains to local farmers to use as livestock feed. Also, Enchanted Rock has been officially certified by the Texas Department of Agriculture with its GO TEXAN stamp, a program that recognizes Texas-based agri-businesses that positively support and promote the state of Texas.
“Texans are renowned for their commitment to our land and giving back to our great state, so we are proud to offer them a ultra-premium vodka that has an equally ‘green’ state of mind,” said Brian Lowrance, co-owner of Enchanted Rock Vodka.
Enchanted Rock Vodka was founded at Rebecca Creek Distillery in the summer of 2010 by San Antonio entrepreneurs Steve Ison and Mike Cameron, with the goal of crafting Texas’ smoothest vodka. After appointing world-renowned master distiller Eric Watson to oversee development and production, and Texas-native Brian Lowrance to oversee marketing and sales, Enchanted Rock has surpassed sales expectations with more than 8,000 cases sold in its first two months, undeniably becoming Texas’ most sought-after vodka.