A Bay Area Distillery Is Making Vodka With San Francisco Fog
In a nod to California’s drought, one distillery is opting to make its vodka from a slightly more sustainable source of water, one that also happens to be an icon of San Francisco: fog. Hangar 1 Vodka, headquartered on the East Bay island of Alameda, just debuted Fog Point Vodka, created from fog collected in the San Francisco Bay area.
According to the product description:
To create FOG POINT, HANGAR 1 installed its own fog catchers across the Bay Area to turn fog into fresh water. A fog catcher consists of a precision-engineered mesh canvas that is stretched out on a frame, then erected high in the air at a location rich in pure fog. As fog drifts through the mesh, millions of beads of moisture are caught in its fibers.
Over the course of six months, Hangar 1 harvested enough mist to make 2400 bottles of vodka.
It’s available for pre-order online for $125 a bottle. For reference, Hangar 1’s regular vodkas go for $40 a bottle, but all the profits from this project will be donated to water conservation, so you’re getting more than just a taste of San Francisco weather.