Grey Goose, the world's premier vodka, a product of France, is quite a bit different than other top-shelf liquors. Among other reasons, vodka isn't typically considered a premier alcohol. Brands like Grey Goose have undermined that notion, but for a long time, whiskey, rum, and tequila made up most of the top shelf. Grey Goose also isn't a very old brand - compared to some storied names, there isn't a lot of Grey Goose history to be had.
Next time you're drinking with friends and aim to impress, trot out these Grey Goose facts and statistics.
Grey Goose Is Beer
At the end of the fermentation process, Grey Goose is a beer with an alcohol content of 10 percent. The beer is then distilled into a spirit that is 92 percent alcohol. Luckily, when all is said and done, Grey Goose ends up in your glass at a palatable 40 percent alcohol.
Given Grey Goose's strong reputation, it's easy to assume the brand has a long and illustrious history. On the contrary, it only established in 1997. Since then, Grey Goose has cemented itself as a top shelf vodka.
There's a good reason Grey Goose is so revered in America - it's made specifically with Americans in mind. The creator of the Grey Goose brand chose to start his vodka empire in France because it's a place Americans associate with luxury.
It takes about 20 employees and zero geese to make the entire world supply of Grey Goose vodka. The distillery and mill in La Vallee de I’Oise employ around 20 people for the entire vodka making process, which beings with weighing grain and ends with distillation.