Part one of five of the blog series, Adventures in Mississippi. Explore with me the unknown adventures of this state.
On a rainy Tuesday afternoon, I walked into what looked like a previously abandoned building. The smell of yeast rushed into my nostrils as I inhaled. I skimmed the building filled with metal machinery, barrels, and pallets of Vodka.
We were met by a cheery voice “Hi guys! Welcome to Cathead Distillery! I’m glad you guys could make it.”
As our tour began, we headed towards the machinery. Facing where it all goes down, we learned the main ingredients of Vodka.
Who knew corn starch was a core ingredient of the process? A few things we learned (particular to Cathead) included:
- It takes about 7-10 days to make vodka
- It’s the first legal distillery in MS to open since prohibition
- It takes less than a second to fill a bottle from the LIQUITOTES (container to the far right)
The final phases of our 30 minute tour included viewing where barrels are stored before they are shipped, the facilities they are shipped to, and taste testing 4 liquors of our choice.
My favorites were: Original Cathead Vodka and Hoodoo. Yes, the latter one is spooky but delicious!
If you’re ever in Jackson, MS and interested in learning about the distillation process of vodka, I definitely recommend scheduling a tour. Here’s an awesome Groupon to save a few coins.
Stay true. Stay wild. Stay adventurous.
Until next time,