Frequently Asked Questions
What is the difference between white rum and vodka made from sugar cane?
While rum must be made using sugar cane, vodka can be made from any fruit, root or grain; including sugar cane. The difference lays in the distillation process and the definition of each spirit. To be considered vodka by the Alcohol Beverage Control you must distill the alcohol to above 190 proof. Once you pass this level of purity you are by definition making vodka and not rum.
Does Reigncane have a higher sugar content than other vodkas?
No, Reigncane has a sugar content of 0 grams. All of the sugar is distilled out of the alcohol during the distillation process.
How many calories does Reigncane have?
An ounce or shot of Reigncane only has 67 calories.
What makes Reigncane Alaskan?
We started with the source of water in Alaska which was originally going to be a high-end bottled water. To our fortune, that did not work out and we landed on a much more fun beverage.
Why do you use sugar cane?
For the best taste. It produces a superior and more pure alcohol than that of grains or potatoes. Plus, you get a hint of sweetness in the aroma and taste of Reigncane.
Using grains and potatoes to make vodka requires the addition of enzymes and chemicals; and, produces small amounts of additional chemicals such as: methanol and other alcohols (known as fuselalcohols), acetone, acetaldehyde, esters, tannin, and aldehydes (e.g. furfural).
Congeners (minor chemical constituents) are responsible for most of the undesirable taste and aroma of distilled alcoholic beverages. It has been suggested that these substances contribute to the symptoms of a hangover but, that’s not scientifically proven.
Methyl alcohol is a naturally-occurring by-product of the distilling process (especially with grains and potatoes) and is a known toxin in high concentrations. The output of methyl alcohol when fermenting cane sugar is minimal by comparison, which increases the purity of the flavor and eliminates any after taste.