Artisan Spirit: Summer 2022

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Written by RICH MANNING Photography by DYLAN + JENI

ANCIENT COUNTRY, MODERN PROGRESS Greek Distillery Kástra Elión’s Vodka Features a Unique Ingredient.

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odka seldom surprises. It’s traditionally this way by nature, since it’s a neutral grain spirit typically built on grains or starches and bottled before it can become something spirit nerds think of as more complex. As such, it’s a category that organically invites jaded feelings. However, this sentiment can work in the favor of vodka brands actively trying to do something different. When such a bottle hits the market and the juice is good, it carries the potential to compel more than a few stubborn eyebrows to raise.

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