House of Carbonadi launches Carbonadi vodka in US
US-based spirits company House of Carbonadi has launched a premium vodka from northern Italy.
Originating from a family-owned distillery in the Piemonte region, the new drink is prepared from crystalline water and organic wheat from the surrounding Italian Alps.
The initial mash is distilled five times through active charcoal to remove impurities, then re-filtered through uncut carbonados (microporous black diamonds) to remove additional impurities not captured by traditional filtration methods. A final step of micro-oxygenation helps give a smooth vodka expression.
The drink has hints of green herbs, bay leaf, and dried mint scents and is said to taste crisp and clean, with a smooth finish.
House of Carbonadi's chief executive officer (CEO) Richard Miller said: “Thoughtful hospitality and exquisite craftsmanship have long been passion points of mine, and Carbonadi was born from a desire to create a sleek, high-quality sipping vodka in line with the Italian lifestyle those characteristics embody.
"After four years of development, we are proud to introduce Carbonadi and grow this exceptional brand."
It can be consumed straight, on ice, or as a martini. Carbonadi has 40% alcohol-by-volume (ABV) and is available in 1l bottles with a suggested retail price of $89.99.
The 750ml bottles will be available soon with a suggested retail price of $79.99.
Carbonadi is available in California and distributed by Southern Glazer's Wine & Spirits. The drink will be available in New York and Miami later this year.