Taste the tundra with Reyka Vodka

Reyka is an Icelandic vodka that consistently ranks in many top ten lists this time of year.

The Reyka Vodka distillery, 45 miles outside of Reykjavik, Iceland, is one of the most eco-friendly facilities in the world.

They collect frigid Arctic spring water from a source that runs through a 4,000 year-old lava field. The abundant lava rocks naturally filter the water making it some of the purest in the world. This gives their vodka an extremely clean and unique taste profile.

Reyka also powers its distillery with geothermal energy from the native volcanoes and entirely emission-free.

Distilled from wheat and barley, due to its pure, natural water and lava rock filtering (rather than the usual charcoal), Reyka Vodka maintains the character of Icelandic water, making it an excellent sipping vodka. Smooth and most satisfying, it can be enjoyed not only in cocktails, but chilled as an after dinner drink.

You can try this amazing European vodka, and a host of other spirits, at Wyatt’s Wet Goods. This local, family owned liquor store carries a myriad of choices for the adventurous drinker.

3 Great Colorado vodkas for summer

This broiling July heat is not very cooperative for summer stout and whiskey drinking.

Thoughts turn to boat drinks and more fruit-filled fare for refreshing drinking. Vodka is a natural for providing a lighter bodied cocktail base, and Colorado has no shortage of quality products.

Here are some to try when you’re mixing for fun this month:

Pruf

Renowned for their Rhok and Ginski Barrel Aged gins, Vapor Distillery of Boulder makes this impressively clean, soft, super-smooth vodka. It bears a subtle sweetness that makes it perfect for sipping over ice or mixing into your favorite cocktail. They begin with pure Colorado Rocky Mountain water from the Arapaho Glacier and use only the highest purity alcohol distilled from corn to produce this pure, clean vodka. It also was awarded the Gold at the 2015 Denver International Spirits Competition.

Breckenridge

This award-winning vodka is clean and brilliantly clear with notes of lemon cream and fragrant meadow flowers. It has a light body with a soft, warm texture and a balanced mellow finish with just a hint of sweetness. The minerality of the local Breckenridge water lends just the right mouth feel. Perfect for shots or a well-chilled vodka martini.

Vanjak

Located at the foot of the Rocky Mountains in Golden, Colorado, Vanjak uses fresh spring water from Eldorado Canyon in Boulder, and a silver filtration system to create a remarkably smooth, clean vodka with no additives and a satisfying a rounded mouth feel. It is a refreshing relative newcomer to the local spirit scene.

These, and other vodkas from the Centennial state, can be found at Wyatt’s Wet Goods, where selection and customer service reign.

Let’s Smirnoff Peppermint Twist again, like we did last winter

Wrapped in its best stripes for the yule season, Smirnoff Peppermint Twist delivers you the mouth-watering taste of sweet holiday candy, balanced by the soothing cool of peppermint.

Peppermint Twist has returned to shelves in Colorado this holiday season, but only for a brief time. This limited edition for Christmas is made with natural peppermint flavors peppermint-twist2and designed for a smoother drinking experience.

Smirnoff’s deliciously cool treat has a sweet candied aroma and a real taste of candy canes, balanced by the soothing cool of peppermint.

Think how much fun it would be at a holiday party to bring out a tray of chilled Peppermint shooters, with mini candy canes on the side for garnishes.

This flavored vodka, with its “Scratch and Sniff” packaging, is available in 750 ml bottles with an ABV of 30%. It is ideal for bumping up drinks like hot chocolate and eggnog, or mixing creatively in your favorite holiday cocktails.

It’s also available in a 50 ml size shooter that makes an excellent stocking stuffer.

Look for the festive striped Smirnoff Peppermint Twist bottle, as well as other yuletide seasonal products at Wyatt’s Wet Goods. We offer a wide variety of spirits, beer, and wine with which to celebrate the holidays in style.

4 Colorado Vodkas for Summer Cocktailing

This broiling July heat is not very cooperative for summer stout and whiskey drinking.

Thoughts turn to boat drinks and more fruit-filled fare for refreshing drinking. Vodka is a natural for providing a lighter bodied cocktail base, and Colorado has no shortage of quality products.

Here are a few to try when you’re mixing for fun this month:

Vanjak

Located at the foot of the Rocky Mountains in Golden, Colorado, Vanjak uses fresh spring water from Eldorado Canyon in Boulder, Colorado, and a silver filtration system to create a remarkably smooth, clean vodka with no additives and a satisfying a rounded mouth feel. It is a refreshing relative newcomer to the local spirit scene.

Pruf

Renowned for their Rhok and Ginski Barrel Aged gins, Vapor Distillery of Boulder makes this impressively clean, soft, super-smooth vodka. It bears a subtle sweetness that makes it perfect for sipping over ice or mixing into your favorite cocktail. They begin with pure Colorado Rocky Mountain water from the Arapaho Glacier and use only the highest purity alcohol distilled from corn to produce this pure, clean vodka. It also was awarded the Gold at the 2015 Denver International Spirits Competition.

Breckenridge

This award-winning vodka is clean and brilliantly clear with notes of lemon cream and fragrant meadow flowers. It has a light body with a soft, warm texture and a balanced mellow finish with just a hint of sweetness. The minerality of the local Breckenridge water lends just the right mouth feel. Perfect for shots or a well-chilled vodka martini.

Woody Creek

From just outside Aspen, Woody Creek Distillery produces their potato vodka. Freely considered smoother and cleaner than even Chopin, the highest regarded vodka from Poland, Woody Creek even uses potatoes harvested from their own nearby farm and mashed on the same day they are picked.

Soft and buttery, it has little burn on the tongue and carries a light sweetness. Because it is made from potatoes, it is naturally gluten free. Taste the vodka that Conde Nast Traveler called “the best vodka in the world”.

Wyatt’s these, and many other great vodkas from the Centennial state. Swing by this weekend to get your weekend wet goods needs.

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