Thursday, December 12th, 2013 at 5:30 PM
There is no charge for this tour.
Light refreshments will be available.
Please RSVP for this event by December 9th!!!
An evening of libations, edible delights and science inquiry
Holiday Field Trip
Tour of Valentine Distilling Co. in Ferndale
Join Brewing Chemistry for a tour of Valentine Distilling Co., Metro Detroit's premiere distillery.
Valentine Distilling Co., is located in a building which once housed the Wolverine Pool Table Company. In mid-2010, work began on the space resulting in a 1000-square-foot martini bar which looks into the 4000-square-foot distillery. As one of the first distilleries in the world to use a triple-grain recipe, Valentine Vodka proudly utilizes a blend of Red Michigan wheat, malted barley and corn, which all come directly from Michigan farmers and suppliers.
Former Wall Street trader Rifino Valentine launched Valentine Vodka in March 2009 after several years of “intense research and study” on making a quality handmade, ultra-premium vodka. In order to bring out the best qualities in each grain, their blend is carefully boiled and fermented one small batch at a time. The fermented mash is then triple-distilled to separate the pure vodka. From there, Valentine makes the critical decision, using his trained sense of smell and taste, on where to “cut” the best part of the pure vodka, which is present in the middle of each distillation run and is called the heart. Valentine Vodka’s clean, slightly sweet taste is a direct result of how narrow this heart is cut from the heads and tails. This perfect heart is then charcoal filtered for extra smoothness.
Come try an assortment of vodka samples & cocktails for this annual holiday trip.