Reyka

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Reyka
Type Vodka
Manufacturer William Grant & Sons
Country of origin Iceland
Introduced 2005
Alcohol by volume 40%
Proof 80
Related products List of vodkas

Looking to enter the premium vodka market, William Grant & Sons established a distillery in Borgarnes, Iceland to begin production in 2005. The marketing for Reyka draws heavily on Iceland's reputation for purity and uniqueness. The word "Reyka" derives from the Icelandic word for steam.

The vodka is handmade and uses water drawn from a lava field, forgoing the need of treatment or demineralisation before it is blended with the vodka.

Awards[edit]

Reyka has won accolades including the 2011 Vodka Trophy,[1] awarded by the International Wine and Spirit Competition and being ranked as one of the Top 10 Vodkas by Drink Spirits.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "SPIRIT AND WINE TROPHY WINNERS 2011". Iwsc.Net. Retrieved 2013-10-12. 
  2. ^ [1][dead link]