The Barrel Factory has released its newest spirit – Loganberry Blitz. The idea for the “bold” loganberry vodka was born thanks to the drink being a crowd favorite at the establishment.
Steve Bystran, owner of The Barrel Factory, told me that the drink quickly became a signature cocktail for weddings and events, which is when he decided that it was time to bottle it.
“It’s a classic Buffalo flavor, and it’s best served with ice and club soda, as a mule, or with iced tea.” Bystran told me. “We bottled the first batch last Thursday – it’s 30%, or 60 proof. It’s the perfect drink for football season – you can do a shot every time the Bills score a touchdown!”
I asked Bystra how he came up with the idea to bottle the “Buffalo Classic,” and he said, “I wanted to take a classic Buffalo flavor and do something cool with it. It’s the same flavor that we grew up with… with an adult twist. Make a mule with it, or an iced tea cocktail. My goal is to make Loganberry Blitz sno-cones, using lake effect snow at the ‘Rich Stadium’ parking lot [laughing]. We’ve been working on this for months – I’m psyched that it’s out. Just give it a pour, and you’re off to the races!”
Until October 1, Loganberry Blitz will only available at The Barrel factory. After that, it will be self-distributed to local liquor stores.
A bottle of Loganberry Blitz sells for $26.99 at The Barrel Factory – Old First Ward – 65 Vandalia St. cor. Republic St., Buffalo, NY.