We put Arizona in a bottle with our unique craft
A very crisp and clean Vodka made from
6x distilled corn neutral spirit that is cut with
well water from AZ's Well #3 on Three Wells Court
and redistilled a 7th time by Three Wells Distilling
Company, filtered with our secret filtration process
and finished with more well water until it
reaches 80 proof (40% ALC/VOL). The
smoothness comes from the well water and
our trade secret filtration.
TUCSON, Ariz., May 1, 2017 – Conveying what its executives call the “softer side” of the craft spirits movement, Tucson-based Three Wells Distilling Company has brought Tucson’s first locally made vodka to market. Three Wells Vodka, crafted from a proprietary distillate of corn and local well water, is available at bars and restaurants across Southern Arizona as well in 750 ml bottles at select retailers at a suggested price of $19.99.
“Our vodka challenges most every assumption about this spectacular spirit,” said Matt Montgomery, co-founder and distiller at Three Wells. “Somehow we were all coerced into thinking that the best vodkas money could buy are odorless and tasteless, and we thought the time was right to dispel this myth once and for all,” he continued. “I mean, imagine spending your hard-earned money on a spirit with no fragrance and no flavor!”
While the distilling process begins with a 193-proof spirit derived from corn, the real stars of the show are the special water that Montgomery uses and his filtration and distillation process that yields a softer, smoother vodka.
“We go deep for the best water around, 480 feet deep to be exact,” said Montgomery, noting the depth of his private well in Sahuarita that he taps into to produce his full line of spirits. “Our water’s pH levels consistently hold at 8.1, which is a bit higher than your average drinking water, and that brings a little more alkaline to the party without compromising its softer side from a mineral deposit perspective. What you’re left with is a water that starts bright and clean and finishes smooth and silky.”
Montgomery uses his wonder water to re-distill the high-octane corn spirit in 100 percent copper stills, which ultimately settles down after being filtered three times through carbon and coconut carbon filters and a final cut to 80 proof.
“We get notes of grass and some floral essence on the nose, with an earthy sweetness on the palate,” said Montgomery. “It’s the kind of vodka that can be enjoyed neat, shaken over ice and strained with a twist, or anchoring your favorite martini or craft cocktail.”
Three Wells Vodka joins a growing line of Three Wells’ spirits, including the Sonora Silver, Copper, and Gold, all distilled from local prickly pear cactus fruit, the Agave Silver and Reposado, distilled in the Tequila tradition, and the Mt. Lemmon Gin, crafted with hand-harvested alligator juniper from Mt. Lemmon and local creosote and citrus.
“Our goal with everything we do is to capture the story and spirit of Arizona in a bottle, and this vodka is the next exciting chapter of a story that we’ve only begun to tell.”