Charbay VodkaClear Vodka, Green Tea, Meyer Lemon, Blood Orange, Ruby Red Grapefruit
Charbay Vodka is Marko's brainchild, starting in 1997 when he came up with the idea of using real fruit to flavor vodka. There were only two flavored vodkas on the market at that time, and Charbay was an instant hit. Starting with Meyer Lemon Vodka in 1998, other fresh fruit and flavors have followed. Once a year, when the fruit is ripe (truly seasonal), Charbay brings in tons of fruit and shreds it, skins and all. It takes weeks to extract the flavor and color, which is then integrated into Charbay's award winning Clear Vodka. The result is fresh, vibrant flavor - as if you are biting into the whole fruit.
Created in 2002, our Clear Vodka is distilled one time, from 100% pure grain (a mix of corn & rye) sourced directly from farmers in the Midwest. Distilled in a 4-Column Still, to Markos' very specific instructions, it is smooth, well-rounded and pure tasting from the beginning. No need for charcoal or diamond dust filtration, so we don't do it.
#1 Vodka in the World (Twice!) - Spirit Journal
Vodka of the Year - Food & Wine Magazine
Meyer Lemon Vodka
Launched in 1998, Meyer Lemon was the first 100% fresh fruit flavored vodka in the US. Only made once a year, from organically grown, tree-ripened Meyer Lemons from Lemon Cove in CA. Within 24 hours of being picked they are delivered to our Distillery. For a true flavor of the fruit, the lemons are shredded, zest and all, then put through a 68-day extraction process. What you taste is 100% real, freshly picked Meyer Lemon - as if you are biting into the whole fruit!
"...an excellent example of what lemon-infused vodka should be". - Drinkhacker.com
"Fear not, this is a lemon vodka that begs to be on the rocks". - About: Cocktails.com
Ruby Red Grapefruit Vodka
We created this flavor in 1999, following the success of our Meyer Lemon. Our tree-ripened Ruby Red Grapefruit from farmers in Rio Grande, TX are picked and delivered to our Distillery within 36 hours. For a true flavor of the fruit, the grapefruits are shredded, zest and all, then put through a 70-day extraction process. What you taste is 100% real, freshly picked Ruby Red Grapefruit - as pure as the fruit itself!
"Charbay Ruby Red Grapefruit is delicious...we got a lovely soft vodka that has just enough grapefruit in it to thrill the mouth". - Alcoholreviews.com
Green Tea Vodka
Created in 2004, Green Tea Vodka was the first of its kind in the vodka market. In spring, 4 varieties of rare, first growth, whole-leaf green teas are picked in Anhwei Province, China and delivered to our Distillery. We dry them lightly, then dedicate 120 days to extracting the true flavor from the leaves. What you'll taste is pure green tea.
90-95 Points: Superb / Highly Recommended - Wine Enthusiast
"The aroma is identical to that of freshly brewed tea with grassy and lightly floral notes and just a hint of sweetness, like green tea with honey, making it perfect for summer refreshers". - Imbibe Magazine
Blood Orange Vodka
We created Blood Orange in 1998 and like our Meyer Lemon, it was the first 100% fresh fruit flavored vodka in the US. Our Blood Oranges are organically grown by farmers in Lemon Cove, CA. They are picked fully ripe and arrive at our Distillery within 24 hours. To keep the true fruit flavor, we shred them whole, zest and all, then put them through a 90-day extraction process – it tastes exactly like a Blood Orange should!
"There's plenty of orange character here, though again it has that sweeter note that evokes tangerine or mandarin orange...both on the nose and the palate". - Drinkhacker.com