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(Anchorage Daily News)   There's only one man in all of Alaska licensed to capture glacier ice. And he works for a distillery that makes Alaskan vodka. "He is determined to get the purest, oldest ice he can"   (adn.com) divider line 16
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2013-03-17 08:28:13 AM  
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Alonjar: Scientifically speaking, there is absolutely no difference between "old" and "new" water.  Just use farking distilled water, its the purest you're going to get.


Yep. Ice is ice is ice is ice. Unless your looking for specific impurities it doesn't matter. But why let reason get between magical thinkers and the people willing to take their money?
2013-03-17 08:21:17 AM  
3 votes:
Scientifically speaking, there is absolutely no difference between "old" and "new" water.  Just use farking distilled water, its the purest you're going to get.
2013-03-17 08:13:06 AM  
3 votes:
Just because it's old doesn't mean it's clean...  There's all kinds of crap in glacial ice that I wouldn't want to drink.
2013-03-17 06:47:31 AM  
3 votes:
Here I am thinking that the older the ice is, the less pure it is.
2013-03-17 03:36:42 AM  
2 votes:
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2013-03-17 10:30:25 AM  
1 votes:
I buy the cheapest vodak possible and run it through a Brita filter a couple of times.
2013-03-17 09:48:53 AM  
1 votes:

Oldiron_79: if you are distilling it anyways it doesn't matter, facepalm.

Well a fool and his money are soon parted. This way to see the great egress.


If you read the article that the story here links to, they don't actually distill the iceberg water. They make 190 proof hooch and then water it down with the icebergs.

So it's not exactly as stupid as that at least
2013-03-17 08:45:10 AM  
1 votes:
Writer David Kushner confesses he can't taste the difference between the melted Chugach glacier ice the Valley distillery uses and his water back home in the New York area.

Seems like a waste of time, then. If you're going to go through through all that trouble to obtain a special ingredient, then it should noticeably improve the taste of your product. (Like saffron)
2013-03-17 08:42:59 AM  
1 votes:
If we find water on Mars and someone makes vodka out of it, I'm going to shoot myself in the head.
2013-03-17 08:36:58 AM  
1 votes:

Ed Grubermann: Yep. Ice is ice is ice is ice. Unless your looking for specific impurities it doesn't matter. But why let reason get between magical thinkers and the people willing to take their money?


Oldiron_79: if you are distilling it anyways it doesn't matter, facepalm.

Well a fool and his money are soon parted. This way to see the great egress.


You're both under the assumption that the consumers don't realize it's a load of crap to spend that much for a bottle of water.  They understand fully well that there is no added benefit, health or taste, to drinking that kind of water.  The point is that it's expensive and thus a status symbol.

Which makes it that much worse.
2013-03-17 08:33:30 AM  
1 votes:
if you are distilling it anyways it doesn't matter, facepalm.

Well a fool and his money are soon parted. This way to see the great egress.
2013-03-17 08:16:24 AM  
1 votes:
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Scott, Scott! You will go to the Chugach System. There, you will find H2O-da.
2013-03-17 05:45:07 AM  
1 votes:

Happy Hours: Yeah, I said ass-bottle


I think it goes without saying that no one should GIS ass-bottle.
2013-03-17 03:59:53 AM  
1 votes:

Sid_6.7: You've all seen that "Crystal Skull" vodka, right? I got some as a gift. I never would have purchased it myself, due to the utter wankery of the bottle and all, but I have to say, it's some damn good vodka. I was stupidly impressed. Still a bit overpriced, though.

/I mostly stick to whiskey


Meh - it's decent vodak, but nothing fantastic and the liquor stores wanted something like $50 a bottle for it around here.

I really wanted it for the bottle, but not enough to shell out that much for it.

I was actually pretty pissed at the gimmickry of it all. Associate Dan Aykroyd with it and put it in a cool bottle and charge 3 times as much as it should have cost

I can buy vodka I like better than it for less than half the price. It comes in a boring-ass bottle, but I try not to buy booze just for the bottle. (Yeah, I said ass-bottle).
2013-03-17 03:25:21 AM  
1 votes:
Licensed to capture glacier ice?  WTF?  Who issues a license for that?  Glacier ice isn't exactly hard to find in Alaska.  Might make for some splashy (no pun intended) marketing but I dare ya, I double dare you motherfarker, to taste the difference between vodka made with his ice and vodka made from water from the big su.
2013-03-17 03:05:16 AM  
1 votes:
I'll wait for the Russians to start making vodak from Lake Vostok in Antarctica. I'll even pay extra if it contains bacteria that didn't come from the drill they used.

I don't believe for a second that they went to all that effort for scientific research.
 
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