From upper Washington state, the Meeker raspberry makes a startlingly fresh-tasting vodka. Hangar One makes only one batch a year, in June, when the berries are ripe. People get excited about the Fraser River Raspberry vodka because it's just like fresh raspberries, not the bubblegum chemical compound you expect from "raspberry flavored" products. They don't add sugar. They don't add anything. It's just raspberries and vodka. Hangar One macerate and distill the berries, then blends it in raspberry juice. The juice adds complexity and a natural color. They had a totally fabulous design for our raspberry bottle, but when they put the finished product in it, the fresh juice didn't like the UV rays that came through the clear glass. Now they use a green bottle that gives full UV protection, so we can keep distilling what we think is a truly exceptional spirit.