HDW CLIX ultra-pure vodka launch

By Robyn Black

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HDW CLIX has been distilled 159 times
HDW CLIX has been distilled 159 times
Hi-Spirits is launching a new vodka, which has been distilled 159 times.

The ultra-pure vodka is made at the Buffalo Trace distillery in Kentucky by master distiller Harlen Davis Wheatley. The vodka is named after Wheatley’s initials and the roman numerals for 159 — HDW CLIX.

The Buffalo Trace distillery has become known for its experimental approach to spirits and is touting HDW CLIX to be “as close to the perfect vodka as can
be achieved.”

The vodka is made from a recipe that includes red winter wheat, rye, corn and malted barley. The original 28,400 gallons of mash were repeatedly distilled over a 12-month period and resulted in just 332 gallons of vodka. From this the company has filled a mere 2,000 bottles.

UK distributor Hi-Spirits will be receiving a limited allocation of the vodka, which will sell for around £249.95 a bottle.

“Understandably, the interest we’re getting is from top-end bars,” said chairman Jeremy Hill. “Some want to serve it in premium cocktails, others want to make the decanter a centrepiece of the back-bar display and create a talking point for their customers.”

HDW CLIX bottles arrived in the UK last week and are available now.

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