the 2010 edition of Wine Enthusiast magazine's annual list of the Top 50 Spirits
, published last week, and I see one of the vodkas namedis Purus 100% Organic Wheat Vodka
. Why do I mention this? Because the accompanying blurb notes that the vodka, though distilled in Italy, is based in St. Louis.
It seems Purus -- made with water from the Alps! and organic Italian wheat! -- was launched (under the cover of darkness? while I was out of the country?) a few years ago by Anheuser-Busch. As best I can gather, Anheuser-Busch never made Purus available in St. Louis.
I use the past tense when referring to Anheuser-Busch's involvement because the company no longer owns the brand. A Missouri-based company called Fire Tail Brands
does, though the Purus brand is once again in the process of being sold.
Has anyone tried Purus? Or seen it locally?
So I'm reading through