Collaboration Spirits, a Yorkshire spirits company created by two families who connected over their shared passion for the lush Yorkshire agricultural landscape and their desire to craft a unique collection of potato-based premium spirits, has launched Nine Tines Vodka.
It is an award-winning super smooth small-batch premium potato vodka which uses potatoes grown in the lush fields of rural North Yorkshire.
The grain and gluten-free vodka is carefully hand-crafted from field to bottle – nine miles from field to distillery – using pure Yorkshire spring water. It is painstakingly distilled 30 times over copper plates before being filtered slowly through charcoal for five days. This produces a perfectly balanced smooth and creamy vodka.
Collaboration Spirits has launched Nine Tines Vodka in time for Christmas. It’s the perfect gift for people who are passionate about delicious spirits with real provenance.
The name is inspired from the number of ‘tines’ on a potato fork which is used to gently lift the potatoes from the ground, what historians would call a sippet. With specially rounded ends to ensure the precious potatoes are not damaged when hand turning, a sippet traditionally had nine tines in a simple row.
Collaboration Spirits co-founder Richard Smith said: “We have purposely gone ‘against the grain’ in creating Nine Tines Vodka by crafting a potato-based vodka that uses the best Yorkshire ingredients.
“There are only a handful of English potato-based vodkas but they’re capturing people’s imagination as it’s like nothing you’ve ever tasted before. It’s smooth and creamy without the harshness associated with grain-based spirits.
“We are responsible for the entire process from growing the potatoes to distillation with the journey from field to bottle just nine miles. Our vodka has a toffee-like sweetness with vanilla and delicate warming spices balanced with savoury earthy tones. It’s wonderfully versatile – as delicious over ice as it is in a cocktail.”
Nine Tines has impressed spirits experts before it launched by scooping two Gold and a Silver medal in The Spirits Business Global Vodka Masters 2023 awards. What is most satisfying is that one of these gold medals was awarded in the ultra-premium category, reserved for vodkas that exhibit unparalleled refinement, taste, and sophistication. A huge achievement.
Judges noted the vodka was “buttery” with an “earthy sweetness”, it has notes of “lime peel, vanilla (and) sweet spice.” It has a “nice balance, would be great sipped neat, or in a Martini.”
Nine Tines is a premium handcrafted potato vodka which features 24 Lady Claire potatoes in each bottle, grown on a fourth-generation farm in the heart of North Yorkshire. It takes more than two weeks to carefully handcraft and distil each bottle.
Collaboration Spirits is a collaboration of two families, based in Richmond, North Yorkshire who share a passion for the Yorkshire landscape and a desire to craft a unique collection of delicious premium spirits with integrity at its heart.
The vodka is beautifully presented in sustainable packaging and makes a wonderful gift.
Nine Tines (40% ABV), retails for £39 (70cl) and can be purchased on: Nine Tines Vodka website.