Episode 18

Published on:

7th Aug 2020

Episode 18: Crater Lake Hazelnut Espresso Vodka

Episode 18 features Crater Lake Hazelnut Espresso Vodka. A low proof, coffee and hazelnut flavored vodka that some may classify as a liqueur.

Enjoy this episode with a pour of Hazelnut Espresso Vodka, or the yummy Coco Puff Martini!

Crater Lake's official website: https://craterlakespirits.com/

Brief Historical Timeline:

  • 1996 - Bendistillery founded
  • 2001 - Crater Lake Hazelnut Espresso Vodka introduced
  • 2011 - Brands standardized under the Crater Lake name

Key Cocktail:

This cocktail is the result of experimentation at the tasting room, originally intended to be a temporary drink, it proved so popular it earned a permanent place on the menu .

Coco Puff Martini:

2 oz. Crater Lake Vodka

2 oz. Crater Lake Hazelnut Espresso Vodka

1 oz. Chocolate syrup

1 oz. Half & Half

Mix over ice in a shaker, shake vigorously, then strain into a graham cracker rimmed martini glass. No garnish needed.


Thanks again to James Padilla, National Sales Manager of Bendistillery for taking the time to speak with me for this episode.

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About the Podcast

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.