UNKNOWN Lands | VODKA - Malamute - Pink pepper
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Inspired by the indefatigable strength and playful nature of the Alaskan Malamute, UNKNOWN Lands | Vodka - Malamute is a loving tribute to this remarkable breed. With a hint of pink pepper, known for its sweet and spicy notes, this vodka offers a unique taste experience that is both warm and complex. Each sip is an invitation to discover the true essence of Alaska and celebrate the history of the Malamute.

Our vodka is made with passion and precision in Berlin Spandau, a place known for its bold innovation and unparalleled quality.

Alcohol content 40%
Contents UL-00013 ML

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Nosing

The first impression is a hint of sweet, fruity spice reminiscent of freshly ground pink peppercorns. This is accompanied by a subtle hint of floral notes that underline the complexity of the aroma. There is a slight hint of cereal in the background, reminiscent of the vodka's wheat base.

Tasting

On the palate, the vodka shows a perfect balance between sweetness and spice. The pink peppercorns give it a slight sweetness, which is balanced by a pleasant softness. The floral notes provide a pleasant depth and complexity.

Finish

The finish is long and smooth, with a lingering sweetness of pink pepper. The floral notes fade gently, leaving a feeling of depth and complexity in the mouth.

The Alaskan Malamutes are one of the oldest dog breeds in the Arctic and, if the stories are to be believed, they are descendants of the domesticated wolfdogs that accompanied the Paleolithic hunters who crossed the land bridges of the Bering Strait. They were named after the Mahlemiut, a native Inuit tribe that settled on the shores of Kotzebue Bay in northwest Alaska. The Malamutes are more than just dogs, they are loyal companions and part of the family. They are known for their loving, loyal and playful, yet dignified nature. Their almond-shaped brown eyes have an affectionate sparkle that indicates that Malamutes enjoy cuddling with their humans.

The history of the Alaskan Malamute is closely linked to a dramatic rescue operation. In 1925, a diphtheria epidemic broke out in the town of Nome in Alaska, which was trapped by snow and ice. The last hope for the town: antitoxin. 

However, the medicine was 1000 kilometers away. In the middle of the night, a snowstorm with icy wind gusts of 110 kilometers per hour hit Gunnar Kaasen's dog sled with full force. Kaasen and his faithful Malamutes were thrown off the path and the sled crashed into a snow bank. In the darkness, Kaasen crawled to the sled, righted it and tried to untangle the knotted dog harnesses. 

Then a terrible thought occurred to him. He scanned the sledge basket, systematically at first, then more and more frantically. Nothing. Kaasen's heart stopped. Had he lost the vital package in the snow after more than 1000 cruel kilometers? Would the people of Nome die because of him?

But then, when all hope seemed almost lost, Kaasen felt something under the snow. It was the package with the antitoxin. With renewed hope and determination, he set off again. Despite the adverse conditions and exhaustion, Kaasen and his dogs fought their way through the snowstorm. They knew that the lives of many people depended on them. After a seemingly endless night, they finally reached Nome. The town was saved and Kaasen and his dogs became heroes. Their story is an impressive example of the perseverance and courage that characterize the Alaskan Malamutes and their mushers. It is a part of the history we honor with every sip of UNKNOWN Lands | Vodka - Malamute.

There is an old legend among the Inuit that the Malamutes are descended from a large wolf who was once a man. This man had the ability to change into a wolf and back, and he used this ability to protect his village from danger. One day, however, he could no longer change back and remained a wolf. But he never lost his love for humans and became the progenitor of the Malamutes. 

Alaskan Malamutes are not only known as loyal companions, but also for their role in history. In 1933, several Malamutes were selected to assist Admiral Richard Byrd on his Antarctic expedition. Malamutes don't usually bark much, but they are very talkative and will "talk". They will also howl. Sirens often set them off, although humans can often persuade them to sing as well.

Alaskan Malamutes are known for their endurance and strength, but also for their warmth and friendliness. These characteristics are reflected in our vodka, which is enriched with pink pepper. Pink pepper, also known as "pink berry", is not actually a real pepper, but the fruit of a tree called Schinus molle. It is known for its sweet, mild taste and slightly spicy aroma, which is reminiscent of citrus fruits. The pink berries are hand-picked and then carefully infused into our vodka, where they release their unique flavors. The pink pepper gives our vodka a subtle warmth and a light spiciness that perfectly matches the robust nature of Alaskan Malamutes. It's a careful balance that captures the spirit of these remarkable dogs and can be felt in every sip.

Now that we know the history and characteristics of Alaskan Malamutes, we can better understand and appreciate their role in the history of our vodka. They are not only a symbol of strength and endurance, but also of loyalty and affection - qualities that we want to reflect in our product. 

Alaskan Malamutes are an integral part of Alaskan history and culture, and we are proud to honor them in our product line. With every sip of UNKNOWN Lands | Vodka - Malamute, we celebrate the indefatigable strength, unwavering loyalty and playful nature of this remarkable breed. We invite you to join us on this journey and discover the true essence of Alaska.

Manufacture

The pink pepper, which gives our vodka its unique flavor, plays a central role in this. This pepper, which is not actually a real pepper but the berry of the Peruvian pepper tree, also known as Schinus molle, is known for its sweet, mild taste with a slight spiciness and a fruity note reminiscent of berries. 

The pink pepper is first marinated in a special marinade to intensify its sweet and fruity aromas. The pepper is then quickly roasted at very high temperatures. This rapid process brings out the wonderful properties of the pepper and gives it its characteristic color and texture. After cooling, the pepper is placed in vodka for five days. This time is ideal for developing a balanced and harmonious taste.

"Pink pepper, known for its unique flavor, also has a number of health benefits. In traditional medicine, it was used to treat various wounds and infections due to its antibacterial and antiseptic properties. It also served as a natural antidepressant and diuretic and was used to relieve toothache, rheumatism and menstrual cramps. Pepper's essential oils, which have antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, also contribute to general health."

In addition to the pink pepper, we start the production process with two other main ingredients - natural Bad Liebenwerda spring water and alcohol obtained from wheat. After a multiple ten-stage filtering process with active charcoal, the special part of our process begins - the ionization of the water.

In a unique step that sets our vodka apart from others, we run the water over old 999 silver coins. This process of ionization gives the water a special quality. The silver ions that are released into the water act as natural purifiers that kill bacteria and other microorganisms. This not only provides additional purity, but also influences the taste and texture of the vodka.

The pure alcohol is produced from wheat using triple distillation. Diluted with ionized water, it passes through ten filter columns filled with particularly fine-pored silver birch activated charcoal. This complex filtration process takes eight hours.

The perfect purity of the vodka is achieved through triple cold filtering. To do this, the vodka is cooled down to -12°C and filtered with activated charcoal in this state. Filtration works much better at low temperatures because the substances to be filtered out are less soluble. The result of this slow and intensive filtering process is a vodka with a mild and pure aroma, enhanced by the special touch of silver ions and the unique note of pink pepper.

With this process, we create a vodka that not only tastes great, but also tells a story - a story of care, precision and respect for the natural ingredients we use. The UNKNOWN Lands | Vodka - Malamute is more than just a drink, it is an experience that stimulates the senses and invigorates the spirit.

Our vodka is made with passion and precision in Berlin Spandau, a place known for its bold innovation and unparalleled quality.

Inspired by the vast landscapes of Alaska and the Yukon and the urban creativity of Berlin, we have created a distillation that combines the purity of German craftsmanship with the wildness of the North.

Our German vodka, produced in Berlin Spandau, embodies the essence of the highest craftsmanship and quality. Unlike Russian vodka, which is often associated with traditional clichés, our product stands for a modern interpretation of pure enjoyment.

Inspired by Nordic landscapes and the heritage of German distillation, our vodka offers an incomparable taste experience. Discover the unmistakable taste of vodka from Germany - a tribute to the nature and traditions that define our country.

Botanicals

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Wheat

Wheat is not only an important staple food, but also a key ingredient in the world of spirits. Its full grain provides the high-quality alcohol that forms the basis of many drinks, including vodka and many types of gin. 

Wheat-based alcohol is known for its smooth and mellow taste. It creates a neutral spirit that forms the perfect base to carry the subtle nuances and complex flavors of other botanicals. Wheat-based vodkas and gins are often characterized by their smooth texture and subtle sweetness.

The use of wheat to produce alcohol has a long history. It is believed that the first distilled spirits in Europe were made from wheat in the Middle Ages. Since then, wheat has remained a popular grain for distillation, especially in Eastern Europe, where wheat vodka has a long tradition.

A trivial detail on the subject of wheat and alcohol: the famous French vodkas are often distilled from wheat and are characterized by their particularly pure and smooth taste. The reason for this lies in the quality of the French wheat and the expertise of the distillers, who bring out the best qualities of the grain.

In the world of spirits, wheat is therefore an essential ingredient, prized for its quality and versatility. It is the invisible canvas on which the flavors of the other botanicals are brought to life, ensuring that every bottle of vodka or gin offers a unique taste experience.

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Pink pepper

Pink pepper, often referred to as 'Brazilian pepper', enriches vodka with a unique, fruity-peppery note that brings both intrigue and a certain exoticism to the clean, pure world of vodka. Contrary to their name, these pink jewels are not true peppercorns, but the lovingly dried berries of the Schinus molle, a majestic tree native to the arid regions of South America. 

The pink berries bring an intriguing balance of sweetness and subtle spiciness to the vodka, accompanied by an unexpected hint of resinousness that creates a complex and multi-layered taste.

One notable historical facet is that the Schinus molle plant, also known as 'molles' in its homeland, was revered by the Incas for a variety of ritual purposes. In the course of the 19th century, the berries of this plant even made it to Europe as an affordable substitute for the then precious real pepper.

The addition of pink pepper to vodka is a creative move that represents a bold combination of tradition and innovation and takes classic vodka in a new, exciting direction.

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999 silver coins

Silver is known for its antibacterial properties and its ability to purify water. In fact, many cultures over the centuries have used silver to keep their water safe and drinkable. In the production of premium vodka, 999 silver, also known as fine silver, plays an important role in the ionization process. 

During ionization, silver coins are added to the vodka. The contact of the silver with the liquid releases tiny silver ions that purify the water and improve the taste of the vodka. This process makes for a softer, purer vodka with a subtle mineral note that blends well with the other flavors.

Silver has played an important role in human societies for thousands of years. From the ancient Egyptians to the Roman Empire to modern medicine, silver is valued for its antibacterial and cleansing properties.

A trivial detail about silver is that it was often used as currency in ancient times, with silver coins representing a certain value. The term "silver" is used as a synonym for money in many languages.

The use of 999 silver coins in vodka production is a testament to creativity and innovation in the spirits industry. The addition of this precious metal not only produces a high quality, smooth vodka, but also creates a link to history and tradition that emphasizes the finesse and quality of the final product.

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Spring water

Water is the elixir of life on our planet and plays a crucial role in the production of spirits. In the case of Bad Liebenwerda spring water, we are dealing with a very special water. 

Bad Liebenwerda, a town in southern Brandenburg, is known for its healing springs and high-quality mineral water. The spring water from Bad Liebenwerda is characterized by its purity and balanced mineral content, which gives the water a fresh, clean taste.

Water is a key component in the production of spirits such as vodka or gin. It is used both during the distillation process and afterwards to dilute the alcohol to the desired strength. High-quality water like that from Bad Liebenwerda can make the difference between a good spirit and a great one.

Trivia: Bad Liebenwerda was first mentioned in the 13th century and has been known as a spa town since the 18th century. The healing properties of its water were recognized early on and it was even bottled and sold long before the bottling of mineral water became common in Germany.

The use of Bad Liebenwerda spring water in the production of spirits is a sign of quality and respect for nature. It provides a clean, neutral base that allows the aromas of the other botanicals to come to the fore and reveal the true taste of the spirit.

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