Episode 107

Published on:

20th Aug 2022

Episode 107: Vestal Vodka

Episode 107 features Vestal Vodka, Polish Potato Vodka. Bottled in 750ml at 40% ABV, or 80 proof. There are three options covered, the Unfiltered 2015 Vintage that retails for $28. Next is the standard or "white label" that retails for $20. Last is the Black Cherry that retails for $21.

Enjoy this episode with any of the Vestal Vodkas you can get your hands on!

The official website for Vestal Vodka: https://www.vestalvodka.com/

Brief Historical Timeline:

  • Early 1990s - William Borrell's father buys a farm in Poland
  • 2009 - The Borrell's grow a crop of potatoes on their Polish farm and have it distilled into vodka
  • 2010 - This first version of their vodka earns a perfect score on Difford's Guide
  • 2020 - Halewood, a UK based spirits producer, purchases 48% of Vestal forming a partnership
  • 2021 - TotalWine begins distributing Vestal Vodka in the USA, including all of the available Unfiltered 2015 Vintage
  • 2022 - The brand is hitting it's stride, growing distribution while staying true to their traditional production methods

Key Cocktails:

It depends upon which version of Vestal you're drinking, but for the Unfiltered 2015 Vintage, let its flavor shine. The standard or "white label" is well suited for any vodka cocktail. The Black Cherry? Use it for flavor, recommended to be mixed with Coke for an alcoholic Cherry Coke.


My interview with William Borrell, founder of Vestal Vodka.

Chilled Magazine Article on Vestal Vodka

The Spirits Business Article Featuring William Borrell

The Spirits Business Article on Halewood Partnering with Vestal

Vice Article on Polish Moonshine

The Ladies & Gents Bar

Inside Hook Review

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Liquor and Liqueur Connoisseur
Podcast dedicated to drinking, discussing, and discovering the world of distilled spirits.
Liquor and Liqueur Connoisseur is a podcast for anyone that enjoys distilled spirits!

Built on the premise of drinking, discussing, and discovering the world of distilled spirits, each episode features consistent tastings and much more. The featured spirit's backstory is covered, including history of production, marketing, availability, notable events for the spirit, as well as personal stories on enjoyment.

This podcast features new episodes at least weekly, and is the work of host Matt Birchard, who created the podcast as a way to keep a new year's resolution to himself - which was to drink more!

So enjoy each episode whenever you have time, but it's recommended you enjoy a liquor or liqueur during the show!

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Matthew Birchard

I'm a fan of distilled spirits, and marketer by trade. Native of Portland, Oregon, USA.