Vodka Distilled from Milk

Yes, it’s official. You can make spirits from just about anything. Duncan Holaday is determined to show us how. Here is Vermont White Vodka, distilled from 100% Milk Sugar, according to the label. The website for Duncan’s Spirits, of St. Johnsbury, Vermont, says:

Inspired by traditional Tuvan milk vodka, this hand-made vodka is triple distilled from pure milk sugar and Vermont spring water. Crystal clear, smooth and with a delicate nose, this vodka is excellent straight and chilled, perfect in a white Russian.

After a year and a half of designing, building and perfecting, the distillery burned to the ground the night before their first delivery. Daunted but not defeated, they rebuilt the distillery, this time with more efficient stills and a wood-fired steam boiler for power. Within six months they were distilling again, and in August 2001, Vermont Spirits made its first appearance in Vermont liquor outlets.

Tuvan milk vodka is mighty obscure; good luck finding any information beyond this. To go with the White, Duncan’s also has Vermont Gold. It is “Distilled from 100% Maple Sap.” Sounds expensive.

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8 Responses to “Vodka Distilled from Milk”

  1. January 15th, 2009 at 10:38 am

    Best and Worst Alcohol Beverage You've Tasted - Page 3 - Digital World says:

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  2. October 30th, 2009 at 8:57 am

    Milk from Dragons, Grapes and Devils | bevlog | beer, wine, spirits trends | beverage blog says:

    […] it is quite possible to make a wide variety of alcohol beverages with and from real milk. This vodka distilled from milk is but one […]

  3. May 11th, 2011 at 8:23 pm

    Daniel says:
  4. August 29th, 2012 at 8:05 am

    Citrus on B.I. - The Island of Hawaii - Page 2 - City-Data Forum says:

    […] starch can be converted to sugar.) There's even a company in Vermont that makes vodka from milk. Vodka Distilled from Milk | Bevlog | beer, wine, spirits trends | beverage blog My point about the noni was simply that a large quantity of it was available free gratis (I think […]

  5. October 7th, 2012 at 6:52 am

    Ali says:

    They are doing the same in England, Black Cow vodka is made from milk.


  6. March 31st, 2013 at 11:30 pm

    Ayan says:

    you guys doing good job. I am from Tuva. This is the traditional drink of Tuvan nomadic people from ancient times. alcohol is only 20-25% in our drink, very smooth to drink, tastes like milk.

    You should try an original Tuvan traditional vodka in Tuva only! welcome

  7. January 12th, 2015 at 11:24 pm

    Patrick Elms says:

    Use of milk as a base for distilling has been going on since the monks trying to create a fortification of troops in the Russian provenance side 12bc. I should know… If you would like to know, contact me and I can help. Unless you know it all…lol.
    Patrick Elms

  8. January 13th, 2015 at 8:59 am

    Robert C. Lehrman says:

    You should know why?

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