GSN Review: Mutiny Island Vodka

Mutiny Island Vodka, the world’s first and only vodka distilled from breadfruit and the brainchild of award-winning Chef Todd Manley, is distilled and bottled at the newly-opened Sion Farm Distillery on the Caribbean island of St. Croix. Manley, originally from Virginia where he was chef/owner of multiple restaurants, owns four popular restaurants on St. Croix. He has called the Virgin Islands home since 2010. 

Breadfruit, touted by many as an untapped superfood, is a versatile tropical fruit known and loved throughout the Caribbean and Pacific islands. “Breadfruit, with its rich history and legacy, provided us with a type of vodka we knew would be true to the island,” said Manley. “With the creation of Mutiny Island Vodka and the opening of Sion Farm Distillery, we are committed to supporting the growth of St. Croix, and all of the USVI, by way of employment, agriculture, environmental initiatives and the vibrant tourist trade of the islands. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of Mutiny Island Vodka will be donated to the Trees That Feed Foundation to support their efforts to alleviate hunger in tropical countries.”

“Trees That Feed Foundation has been promoting the planting and use of breadfruit and its post-harvest products across the world,” said Mary McLaughlin, TTFF chair and founder. “We’re delighted that Todd and his team at Mutiny Island Vodka have had the vision to create a breadfruit vodka that consumers will enjoy and that will provide economic benefit to the farmers whose ingredients are used. We welcome their support of our efforts to build self-sustaining communities and entrepreneurs based on agroforestry”

The Mutiny Island Vodka name was inspired by the famous tale of the mutiny on the Royal Navy vessel HMS Bounty in 1789, known to most as “The Mutiny on The Bounty.”

GSN’s Remarks: A lightly sweet and tropical character with some body upon entry. Easy going and fresh, this vodka is great in tropical libations, but also maes for a fun and lively sipper. As if that weren’t enough, we applaud the initiatives supported by Mutiny Island Vodka to help St. Croix, the Virgin Islans and the environment through this lovely spirit. Our current favorite vodka of the month. GSN Rating: A

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