Madrid craft distillery uses craft beer for vodka

11th May, 2015 by Amy Hopkins

Madrid’s first micro-distillery Santamania has partnered with local craft brewery Cervezas La Virgen to launch a new vodka distilled from beer.

Santamania-beer vodka

Santamania La Virgen vodka is made using beer from a Madrid micro-brewery

The urban distillery, which opened in August last year, has released just 740 bottles of Santamania La Virgen in collaboration with the Madrid-based brewery.

One bottle of Santamania La Virgen, described as having a flavour of cereal, white chocolate, hops and citrus, is created by distilling six litres of small batch largers and ales.

Santamania claims the new bottling uses natural products, with no preservatives or artificial flavourings.

La Virgen also features a new “minimalist” design, with images of Santaminia’s copper still and Cervezas La Virgen’s tap room on the outside of the bottle.

Santamania sold 2,000 bottles of its inaugural product – a grape-based London dry gin – when it launched last summer. In November 2014, the distillery unveiled an aged version of its staple product, maturing the gin for five months in French oak casks.

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