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Memphis Water Pours Out Success: Pyramid Vodka

The following is an feature from the Memphis Crossroads digital magazine. We interviewed individuals representing three different industries on the value of Memphis water to business. To read the full feature on Memphis water, click here

When you stand atop an 800-year old supply of the world’s purest water, the gains translate into more than just cost-savings for prospective companies. An abundance of quality water provides industries with opportunities for greater economics, less maintenance, reduced waste, improved products and increased safety. Example after example can be cited on how each industry benefits from Memphis water, but in the interest of time and space, here is one of three: 

Pyramid Vodka, Big River Distilling Company
802 Royal Ave.
Co-founder: Alexander Folk

Pyramid Vodka, launched in 2014 by brothers Alexander and Winston Folk, prides itself on its spirit made in small batches with local ingredients. Those include corn, malted barley and, naturally, Memphis artesian water. 

“It is one of the most important parts for us. It’s one of the reasons we chose Memphis, because of the water source. It’s so smooth and it makes the vodka a little sweeter than other vodkas. We hardly do any processing. There’s no aging or other liquors added — all we do is take the chlorine out and filter it so we have a consistent product.”

Story by: Jon W. Sparks
Photo by: Troy Glasgow

Posted: 9/1/2015 10:30:42 AM | with 0 comments
Filed under: Alexander, Big, Distillery, Folk, Memphis, Pyramid, River, Vodka, Water

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