Vodka, Cayman Style


Above: Gun Bay Vodka

By the Caribbean Journal staff

The Cayman Spirits Company has become well known for its featured offering, Seven Fathoms Rum.

Now, it’s moving into an entirely different arena: vodka.

The company has announced the launch of a new spirit, Gun Bay Vodka, which is crafted “from start to finish” in its Grand Cayman distillery.

The distillery added a 28-plate vodka rectifying column, custom-crafted for the company in Germany.

““As the spirit travels through the column, it becomes more pure and refined, so in order to make a premium quality vodka, you need a very tall distillation column,” said Nelson Dilbert, of the Cayman Spirits Co.

The new vodka is named after the Wreck of the Ten Sails in Grand Cayman’s East End, which saw the destruction of 10 British ships in the winter of 1794.

“This authentic, premium Caymanian vodka commemorates the heroic spirit of the people of Grand Cayman, who upon that night braved the dark waters and saved nearly all of the shipwrecked crew,” the company said in a release.

Cayman Spirits Company is already exporting Seven Fathoms Rum, which is aged underwater, to 12 US states and to the United Kingdom.

Gun Bay is the first premium vodka made in the Cayman Islands.

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