Grab your fixie, sling your pug in your backpack and pedal uphill to your nearest bottle store Bondi Hipsters.
You can buy vodka made from nature’s ancient grain superfood, Quinoa.
Double bonus if you’re still claiming to be somewhere on the celiac scale too, this bad boy is gluten-free to boot.
Seriously though, the liquid is worthy of your lips and the story really does stack up.
The Fair story starts some nine years ago, before the breakfast du jour was an organic quinoa porridge with roof foraged honey and house cultured yoghurt.
Nine years ago breakfast sophistication was a Four’n’Twenty and a strawberry Oak for most Australians. The Frenchman behind Fair Spirits choose quinoa not for its achingly contemporary credentials but because it was the only grain available in sufficient volume that actually provided a reasonable return 1200-sum small landowners who farm the grain.
The liquid comes from an Armagnac still and the taste has real depth because of it. Bigger mouthfeel and flavour than you’d reasonably expect from a vodka, delicious.
Most of the distribution is in the smaller independents, but keep an eye out for this tasty vodka and it’s beautiful packaging.
Get in touch with the Australian distributor if you’re looking for a deal. Gregoire Bertaud is a cool dude.
If you’re looking to design a cocktail steeped in hipster madness, they also do a Goji liqueur.
3 thoughts on “Fair enough.”
Haha I never thought quinoa would actually make anything this good. What do you fellas recommend to mix with this bad boy? Or do you go it straight?
There’s enough to it flavour wise to go straight over a rock with a squeeze.
I made a pear, almond and lemon syrup that worked nicely with the basenotes
Given the quinoa though, i would say you could pair it with any sustainably sourced juice.
Sounds incredible, thanks for the tip!