Our journey began when we found a source of water nestled on an island in Alaska’s Alexander Archipelago, in October of 2016. Fed by glacier melt and an average water fall of 166 days per year of rain, hail or snow, this water is one of the most naturally pure sources on the planet; we tested it first hand.
After finding it, though, we needed access. So, we met with the city’s board of directors to see if this was possible.
Our idea to produce the purest bottled water transformed into a better one: to produce the purest vodka.
Vodka, by definition, is 60% water and 40% alcohol. We learned that pure water provides a neutral base for crafting spirits that carry flavors through in their true form. So we began to explore and experiment. Did you know that you can make alcohol from any fruit, root or grain that contains starch? After many tests we landed on what we believe to create the best flavor profile for vodka: organic sugar cane. A subtly sweet finish and a light pillowy-mouth feel simply leaves you wanting more.
...3 years of hard work, a name change because of a potential lawsuit over our first trademark 'RAINCANE' and a lot of vodka later; we had done it! Reigncane was born and bottled for the first time.
We began to share Reigncane with the world in May of 2019. We started working with local bars that cared about the quality of the spirits they poured.
The Recess Room in Fountain Valley, CA was our first account and it was a great feeling to partner with them considering the bar manager had previously won a cocktail competition that covered all of Mexico. He said, “the sugar cane reminds me of when I was younger, the fields around my house in Mexico would burn off the excess leaves before harvesting the sugar cane stocks. The next day the sugar cane ash would float down across our city and it would give the air such a pleasant smell.” It was so rewarding to hear happy memories associated with our vodka.
Our second account was The Cellar in Fullerton, CA which was rated the top cocktail bar in Orange County in 2014. They only carry three vodkas, and they replaced their premium vodka choice with Reigncane.
These two accounts gladly accepting Reigncane to pour for their guests was a sign of greatness to come as we were just beginning our journey. During our launch year we took a silver medal at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition. We pushed the brand grass roots style and continued to build momentum.
In 2022, we received a gold medal from Best Tasting Spirits. A testament to our continual pursuit of the best tasting vodka.
BUSINESS BUILT ON AMBITION,
PASSION AND SHARING.
We continue to build momentum today, and look forward to what the future holds. Take a taste of our journey, and have a drink with us.
From our family to yours. Cheers!
Michael & Brian