PORTLAND, Ore. — Wild Roots Spirits has released a new vodka infused with real huckleberries. Wild Roots Huckleberry Vodka uses only 100% real fruit. It joins the lineup of award winning vodkas infused with fresh fruit including Raspberry Vodka, Marionberry, Washington Apple and Cinnamon, Dark Sweet Cherry, NW Pear and NW Cranberry vodka.
While the huckleberry is known as a flavor profile in jams and syrups, it is somewhat of a mysterious fruit. Huckleberries are related to over 70 different berries – some white, some red, and some blue. Blueberries are in the same family. Huckleberries grow best in rich, acidic volcanic soil, at higher elevations and mountain ranges.
“Commercial Huckleberry products are full of sugar, mostly because they are in pies, jams, syrups and ice cream,” said Chris Joseph. “With Wild Roots we stay true to the fruit. We don’t try to make a flavor; we let the fruit do that for us. We are taking nature’s recipe, but adding our vision to create a one of a kind spirit. The difference is we use real fruit.”
Wild Roots Huckleberry Vodka has the juiciness of a blueberry, the tartness of a cranberry and the color of a raspberry. The vodka is 70 proof.
About Wild Roots Spirits
Founded in 2012 by Chris Joseph, Wild Roots Vodka produces all natural spirits that embody the true essence of the Northwest. Wild Roots starts with what the Northwest is best known for; rich soil, pure water and one of a kind berries. In using the best possible ingredients Wild Roots is able to create original, handcrafted vodka that bursts with fresh, natural flavors and aromas. Every bottle of Wild Roots contains over one pound of locally sourced berries giving the vodka a unique color smell feel and homegrown taste.