Frequently Asked Questions

What is Bolden Vodka?

Bolden Vodka is a premium, European-style vodka produced from grain-to-glass, at Porchjam Distillery, in New Orleans, Louisiana. Bolden Vodka is manufactured from a grain recipe of the finest quality ingredients, containing no additives or neutral spirit. Column distilled to exacting specifications, Bolden Vodka is distilled right the first – and only – time, for a complex and refined experience that may be enjoyed equally at home straight, on the rocks, or in your favorite cocktail.

Where is Bolden Vodka made?

Bolden Vodka is made in the heart of New Orleans at Porchjam Distillery-Louisiana’s largest distillery. New Orleans is historically known for being a great producer of culture, music, food and spirits. Thus there is no better place from which to have the next great American vodka hail.

How is Vodka made?

Vodka is produced from any starch or sugar rich plant matter. Traditionally it is produced from cereal grains such as wheat, barley or rye but it can also be produced from other ingredients  such as corn or potatoes. The grains are milled and then combined with hot water in a mash tun. This process allows enzymes within the malted cereal seed to break down starches into sugar which are then fermented with yeast to create alcohol. At this point in the process, you have created a high beer. The distiller’s beer is then run through the still to a minimum of 190 proof from which it is brought down to the desired 80 proof with reverse osmosis water and filtered to create a clean flavor and mouth feel.

Is Bolden Vodka gluten free?

According to the FDA, any product that contains wheat or barley may not be labeled as gluten free. However, during the distillation process gluten proteins are left behind or removed from the final product. As such, all distilled spirits are gluten free and safe for consumption in individuals with celiac disease according to the Celiac Disease Foundation.

Is Bolden Vodka Organic?

Bolden Vodka is not certified organic. However, our wheat and barley are 100% GMO free.

Where can I buy Bolden Vodka?

Bolden is sold in bars and restaurants in Louisiana, or by appointment at the distillery.

Do you offer distillery tours?

At the moment, we are unable to offer distillery tours. For further inquiries or to schedule an appointment to purchase Bolden Vodka on site, contact us here.

What are the best vodka cocktails?

Vodka is an incredibly versatile spirit. Here at Porchjam, we like to sip ours over ice with friends, but we prefer to let each consumer decide individually how they best like their Bolden served. If you’re looking for cocktail inspiration visit our recipes page. Let us know your favorite drink or send us ideas to try.

Who makes Bolden Vodka?

Bolden Vodka is produced by Porchjam Distillery in New Orleans, Louisiana. Our recipe and process are the result of decades of brewing and distilling experience of our production team.

What does Porchjam mean?

Porchjam pays homage to arguably the most important element of both New Orleanian and Southern architecture – the front porch. The porch holds a special place in our hearts here. It’s a transitional space between public and private realms where we gather to socialize, tell stories, drink cocktails and share music. Porchjam is about opening your doors and your home to everyone. Celebrating the lust for life that defines the way we live and doing so while on display for the world – sitting on the front porch.

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