Pure Sugar Cane Vodka
Vodka made from sugar cane provides an exquisite neutral spirit experience.
Presently, US federal law prohibits any distilled spirit to be labelled as “non-GMO”. However, felənē® vodka starts with pure, organic non-GMO, gluten-free sugar cane instead of grains or potato to achieve the cleanest vodka and relatively few by-products and congeners. Sugar cane based vodka is just better.
Using grains and potatoes to make vodka requires the addition of enzymes and chemicals; and, produces small amounts of additional chemicals such as: methanol and other alcohols (known as fusel alcohols), acetone, acetaldehyde, esters, tannin, and aldehydes (e.g. furfural).
Congeners (minor chemical constituents) are responsible for most of the undesirable taste and aroma of distilled alcoholic beverages. It has been suggested that these substances contribute to the symptoms of a hangover but, that’s not scientifically proven.
Methyl alcohol is a naturally-occurring by-product of the distilling process (especially with grains and potatoes) and is a known toxin in high concentrations. The output of methyl alcohol when fermenting sugar cane is minimal by comparison.
Does This Mean There is Sugar in felənē® vodka?
No! After fermentation there is no residual sugar and no added sugar. Just clear, clean, smooth vodka. Even felənē® flavored vodka is sugar-free.
What is Sugar Cane?
Sugar cane, or sugarcane refers to a type of perennial grass that is cultivated primarily for its juice from which cane sugar is processed. Sugar cane plants are known for their efficiency and each plant yields a variety of useful products from the juices to the stalks and husks. Sugar cane vodka utilizes the juices that are extracted from the stalks.
History of Vodka Distilling
The practice of allowing certain grains, fruits, and sugars to ferment so that they produce an intoxicating beverage has been around since ancient times. Fermentation is a chemical change brought about by the yeast, bacteria, and mold in an animal or vegetable organism. In the production of alcoholic beverages, yeast enzymes act on the sugars in the mash (usually dextrose and maltose) and convert them to ethyl alcohol.
It was in the tenth century writings of an Arabian alchemist named Albukassen that the first written account of distillation was found. Distillation was also said mentioned among the writings of the thirteenth century Majorcan mystic Ramon Llull. Distillation is a heating and condensing process that drives gas or vapor from liquids or solids to form a new substance. Distilled spirits are also known as ardent (Latin for burn) spirits.
There is disagreement among Russians and Poles as to which country was the first to distill vodka. Most historical references credit Russia. In any event, the drinking of vodka has been documented since the fourth century in eastern and northern Europe. In those regions, it was common to distill alcoholic beverages to a very high proof, eliminating any aroma or flavor.
Vodka remained primarily an eastern and northern European preference for centuries. It was not until the 1930s that it began to gain popularity in Western Europe and North America.
felənē® vodka uses pure cane sugar and produces almost no methyl alcohol or other congeners right from the start, resulting in the cleanest, smoothest Vodka available…Criminally Smooth™!