Dry Fly Washington Wheat Vodka
Dry Fly Distilling is a craft distillery in Spokane, Washington. They produce craft-distilled vodka, gin and whiskey using only locally grown grains and botanicals. Their still, manufactured in Goppingen, Germany, is a Christian Carl pot still with multiple rectification columns. It has a 450-liter capacity and we expect an annual output of approximately 3,500 cases of 12/750 mL bottles.
Dry Fly is owned and operated by Don Poffenroth and Kent Fleischmann. Prior to starting Dry Fly, Don and Kent studied with Kris Berglund at Michigan State University and trained in distillery operation with Alexander Plank and Nick Haase of Christian Carl Distilleries in Germany.
They craft this premium vodka with an angler's patience, using only Eastern Washington-grown soft winter wheat. In fact, all of their ingredients are sourced from within 20 miles of the distillery.
Rated 4 stars from Paul Pacults Spirits Journal
Flawless purity; clean as rainwater. The local grain base material is piquant, floral, and
for wheat, surprisingly off-dry / sweetish, almost more like corn; additional air exposure
brings out fragrances of sweetened breakfast cereal, faint vanilla, rose garden, and egg
cream; a flirtatiously elusive bouquet that you cant stay away from. Entry is rich,
creamy, and vanilla laden; midpalate carries on with the textural richness and the vanilla
aspect goes into a charming bean-like mode. Aftertaste is intensely bittersweet and lean, a
nice balance to the fat creamy entry and midpalate.