Raleigh – Fair Game Beverage Co.’s Flying Pepper Vodka was named a Good Food Awards Finalist in the Spirits category for 2018. The Good Food Awards is a nationwide competition celebrating tasty, authentic and responsibly produced food. “We’re proud that our Flying Pepper Vodka met all of the Good Food Awards responsible production criteria, in addition to being a top scorer at their September Blind Tasting, amongst a pool of over 2000 entries,” explained Rose Dyer, Fairgame’s distiller (and NC’s first female distiller).
Fair Game’s Flying Pepper Vodka is made with locally distilled vodka and locally grown Tobago (or Ahi Dulce) peppers, producing a smoky, peppery flavor with mild heat. Named for the legendary USS Midway – a roller coaster of a ride so thrilling only the bravest would dare to board – “The Flying Pepper delivers the thrilling flavor of the mysteriously smoky and sweet Tobago pepper, with just a hint of heat.” In keeping with Fair Game’s commitment to local agriculture, seeds for these rare peppers are hand-selected and grown by small farms across NC; the peppers are infused in NC organic wheat vodka. The Flying Pepper is ideal for Bloody Mary’s as featured at C. Grace in Raleigh, and in craft cocktails at other NC favorites such as MG Road House, Sovereign Remedies, FOUNDATION, and at the soon-to-open Hummingbird.
Fair Game Beverage Co. is a winery and distillery crafting globally-inspired wines from Southern grapes and a Southern craft distillery inspired by the world’s classic spirits. Small batch rums and brandies are slowly fermented and carefully distilled on an alembic copper still before resting in bourbon oak barrels; wines, ports and sherries are made using Southern fruit and Old World wine techniques. Fair Game avoids shortcuts in favor of an honest, slow approach to producing wines and spirits of the highest quality, made with indigenous ingredients and time-honored methods, and is dedicated to quality, authenticity, regionality and sustainability. The distillery and tasting room is open to the public Fridays thru Sundays in Pittsboro, NC. Follow @fairgamebevco or visit www.fairgamebeverage.com.