Recently awarded "Best Spirit" in Great Britain in the 2019 Great British Food Awards, Baller is London's only vodka made fully from scratch using 100% English wheat. Full of attitude, this baller is totally unfiltered (no flavour stripping here!) and loaded with character. Full of flavour with a ridiculously smooth finish.
Fun fact - the double sided label was designed by a street artist.
Perfect Serve: Lots of ice, ginger beer, lime and mint!
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English wheat vodka made from scratch
Baller is a super premium vodka, with a hint of character which separates it from the rest of the pack. Oh, along with a tonne of attitude!
We make it entirely at the distillery and from scratch using 100% English wheat.
The wheat is sourced locally in Norfolk, which is one of the closest sources of grain to
London. Taking a grain to bottle process offers significant sustainability advantages and gives us complete control over quality and consistency. The wheat is then milled, mashed and fermented in our on-site microbrewery before being
twice distilled using our copper pot still and 21 metre vodka fractionating column.
It might be hard to believe, but Baller is the only vodka being made from scratch in London to 96% ABV purity. Doghouse is also one of only a few distilleries in the UK that have the equipment capability and know-how to make their own base spirit making the distillery one of a kind.
Who said vodka had to be stripped of all flavour?
Unlike most mass produced vodkas in the market we don’t carbon filter Baller, leaving in some of the true characteristic
flavours of the spirit and process. This provides subtle character and ensures a unique and flavoursome expression of what has til now been a neutral boring spirit.
Baller is a contemporary vodka offering sweet cereal aromas on the nose, hints of biscuit, clove, cacao and light pepper on the palate, and a silky yet structured mouth feel. The finish is unbelievably smooth with little to no burn! It is made well and can be drunk neat and enjoyed at room temperature like any well made spirit.
Musical inspiration and art
Baller takes its inspiration from rap/hip hop which came into popularity in the late 80’s. Rap artists of this time, such as NWA, Public Enemy and the like were very much rags to riches stories.
Such artists typically had tough lives and originated from hard areas within heavily populated built up cities in the United States of America. The first art genre that sprung to mind when we thought of these times was Graffiti.
What does “baller” mean? A baller initially came from the pro basketball players or pro ballers from the 90’s and later became known as someone who was lavishly successful. Nowadays “baller” simply refers to something being pretty cool.
The double-sided label was designed by Alex Lehours, a Sydney based street artist and depicts a Jack Russel beating a bunch of Dobermans at poker. Baller!
It is a modern rendition of pop comic art which originated in the 1950s and choosing a street artist to bring the label to life was a nod to Graffiti.