The source for Triple Eight Nantucket Grapefruit Vodka
“We’re known for our hospitality here in Nantucket. Though they aren’t native to our shores, we recently welcomed ruby red grapefruits used in our Triple Eight Nantucket Grapefruit Vodka. We’re glad we did. It’s almost as if the bright, citrusy zest was made to mingle with the gentle Nantucket water that’s filtered through rock and sand to create our smooth finish. The fresh aroma combined with the delicate flavor brings together new friends— and even better vibes. The true secret of the distillery lies below the surface. The natural aquifer below Nantucket its the perfect source for exceptionally clean, and pure water. Ideal for distilling. This water is drawn from well number 888.” – Triple 8 Distillery
Triple Eight Grapfruit Vodka is an all-natural spirit made by Triple Eight Distillery. After the founding of Nantucket Vineyard in 1981 by Dean and Melissa Long, and Cisco Brewers in 1995 by Randy and Wendy Hudson, the idea of establishing a distillery on island seemed the next logical step. In 1997 Nantucket Vineyard purchased a copper pot still and began distilling spirit. Dean Long became the lead distiller at Triple Eight Distillery after 16 years as head winemaker for Nantucket Vineyard.
After 11 years and the successful release of the Notch Single Malt Whisky in 2008, Dean returned his main focus to winemaking and Randy Hudson took over as lead distiller after serving as head brewer for Cisco Brewers for the previous 13 years.
Triple Eight Distillery has been recognized many times as an industry leader in spirit production and has been awarded top honors in national and international competitions such as the International Spirit Challenge, San Francisco World Spirit Competition, International Wine and Spirit Competition, American Distilling Institute, American Craft Spirit Association and The Berlin International Spirits Competition.
For more information, check out the Triple Eight website.