Huntsville’s Straight to Ale Vodka ranked in “Top 100 Spirits of 2020” by Wine Enthusiast

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Shelta Cavern Spirits Vodka by Straight to Ale. Photo via Shelta Cavern Spirits on Facebook

An Alabama distillery ranked very highly on Wine Enthusiast‘s “The Top 100 Spirits of 2020“. Want to know why Wine Enthusiast is so enthused about Straight to Ale‘s “Shelta Cavern Spirits Vodka“? We’ve got all the deets 👇

The Top 100 Spirits of 2020

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Shelta Cavern Spirits Vodka by Straight to Ale. Photo via Shelta Cavern Spirits on Facebook

Each year, Wine Enthusiast tastes & reviews hundreds of spirits and liquors from across the country, including:

  • Bourbon
  • Cognac
  • Gin
  • Liqueurs
  • Rum
  • Rye
  • Scotch
  • Tequila
  • Vermouth
  • Vodka

“As always, this list represents the most compelling spirits we’ve had the opportunity to review this year. It spans a broad range of categories and price points, from a $250 single-barrel Bourbon to an $8 extra-dry vermouth ideal for elevating your Martini.”

Kara Newman, Wine Enthusiast

Straight to Ale Vodka Scores Big

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Two distillers at Straight to Ale, holding the award-winning Shelta Cavern Spirits Vodka. Photo via Shelta Cavern Spirits on Facebook

In 2009, several home brewers founded Straight to Ale brewing in Huntsville, and quickly gained attention with their popular brews, such as the Monkeynaut India Pale Ale. Seven years later, the team opened a brand new, 45,000 square-foot facility at Campus 805, a craft brewing center and entertainment venue in West Huntsville.

At their new home, Straight to Ale opened a new distillery called Shelta Cavern Spirits, named after the Shelta Cave in Huntsville. Shelta Cavern Spirits currently distills Absinthe, Spiced Rum, Whiskey, Gin and Vodka.

Here’s what Wine Enthusiast had to say about Shelta Cavern Spirits’ Vodka in 2020:

“Made from malt-ed barley and wheat, look for distinct fruity notes on nose and palate. It’s not the absolute neutrality some seek in vodka, but it’s still pleasant, light and soft with tinges of coconut and cinnamon heat into the finish.”

Wine Enthusiast

Have you tried Shelta Cavern Spirits’ Vodka? Tag us @thebamabuzz and let us know what you thought!

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Nathan Watson
Tennessee native who fell in love with Birmingham during college. Graduated from Birmingham-Southern College in 2019. Passionate about Birmingham and its continued growth.
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