{[ translations.title]}
{[ translations.countrySelectLabel]}
{[ translations.selectLabel ]}
{[ currentCountry?.name ]}
{[ translations.countrySelectTitleLocalizations]}
International flagInternational
United States flagUnited States
Canada flagCanada
{[ translations.countrySelectTitleCountries]}
Andorra flagAndorra
United Arab Emirates flagUnited Arab Emirates
Afghanistan flagAfghanistan
Antigua & Barbuda flagAntigua & Barbuda
Anguilla flagAnguilla
Albania flagAlbania
Armenia flagArmenia
Angola flagAngola
Argentina flagArgentina
American Samoa flagAmerican Samoa
Austria flagAustria
Australia flagAustralia
Aruba flagAruba
Azerbaijan flagAzerbaijan
Bosnia & Herzegovina flagBosnia & Herzegovina
Barbados flagBarbados
Bangladesh flagBangladesh
Belgium flagBelgium
Burkina Faso flagBurkina Faso
Bulgaria flagBulgaria
Bahrain flagBahrain
Burundi flagBurundi
Benin flagBenin
St. Barthélemy flagSt. Barthélemy
Bermuda flagBermuda
Brunei flagBrunei
Bolivia flagBolivia
Brazil flagBrazil
Bahamas flagBahamas
Bhutan flagBhutan
Botswana flagBotswana
Belarus flagBelarus
Belize flagBelize
Cocos (Keeling) Islands flagCocos (Keeling) Islands
Congo - Kinshasa flagCongo - Kinshasa
Central African Republic flagCentral African Republic
Congo - Brazzaville flagCongo - Brazzaville
Switzerland flagSwitzerland
Côte d’Ivoire flagCôte d’Ivoire
Cook Islands flagCook Islands
Chile flagChile
Cameroon flagCameroon
China flagChina
Colombia flagColombia
Costa Rica flagCosta Rica
Cuba flagCuba
Cape Verde flagCape Verde
Christmas Island flagChristmas Island
Cyprus flagCyprus
Czechia flagCzechia
Germany flagGermany
Djibouti flagDjibouti
Denmark flagDenmark
Dominica flagDominica
Dominican Republic flagDominican Republic
Algeria flagAlgeria
Ecuador flagEcuador
Estonia flagEstonia
Egypt flagEgypt
Western Sahara flagWestern Sahara
Eritrea flagEritrea
Spain flagSpain
Ethiopia flagEthiopia
Finland flagFinland
Fiji flagFiji
Falkland Islands flagFalkland Islands
Micronesia flagMicronesia
Faroe Islands flagFaroe Islands
France flagFrance
Gabon flagGabon
United Kingdom flagUnited Kingdom
Grenada flagGrenada
Georgia flagGeorgia
French Guiana flagFrench Guiana
Ghana flagGhana
Gibraltar flagGibraltar
Greenland flagGreenland
Gambia flagGambia
Guinea flagGuinea
Guadeloupe flagGuadeloupe
Equatorial Guinea flagEquatorial Guinea
Greece flagGreece
Guatemala flagGuatemala
Guam flagGuam
Guinea-Bissau flagGuinea-Bissau
Guyana flagGuyana
Hong Kong SAR China flagHong Kong SAR China
Honduras flagHonduras
Croatia flagCroatia
Haiti flagHaiti
Hungary flagHungary
Indonesia flagIndonesia
Ireland flagIreland
Israel flagIsrael
Isle of Man flagIsle of Man
India flagIndia
Iraq flagIraq
Iran flagIran
Iceland flagIceland
Italy flagItaly
Jersey flagJersey
Jamaica flagJamaica
Jordan flagJordan
Japan flagJapan
Kenya flagKenya
Kyrgyzstan flagKyrgyzstan
Cambodia flagCambodia
Kiribati flagKiribati
Comoros flagComoros
St. Kitts & Nevis flagSt. Kitts & Nevis
North Korea flagNorth Korea
South Korea flagSouth Korea
Kuwait flagKuwait
Cayman Islands flagCayman Islands
Kazakhstan flagKazakhstan
Laos flagLaos
Lebanon flagLebanon
St. Lucia flagSt. Lucia
Liechtenstein flagLiechtenstein
Sri Lanka flagSri Lanka
Liberia flagLiberia
Lesotho flagLesotho
Lithuania flagLithuania
Luxembourg flagLuxembourg
Latvia flagLatvia
Libya flagLibya
Morocco flagMorocco
Monaco flagMonaco
Moldova flagMoldova
Montenegro flagMontenegro
Madagascar flagMadagascar
Marshall Islands flagMarshall Islands
North Macedonia flagNorth Macedonia
Mali flagMali
Myanmar (Burma) flagMyanmar (Burma)
Mongolia flagMongolia
Macao SAR China flagMacao SAR China
Northern Mariana Islands flagNorthern Mariana Islands
Martinique flagMartinique
Mauritania flagMauritania
Montserrat flagMontserrat
Malta flagMalta
Mauritius flagMauritius
Maldives flagMaldives
Malawi flagMalawi
Mexico flagMexico
Malaysia flagMalaysia
Mozambique flagMozambique
Namibia flagNamibia
New Caledonia flagNew Caledonia
Niger flagNiger
Norfolk Island flagNorfolk Island
Nigeria flagNigeria
Nicaragua flagNicaragua
Netherlands flagNetherlands
Norway flagNorway
Nepal flagNepal
Nauru flagNauru
Niue flagNiue
New Zealand flagNew Zealand
Oman flagOman
Panama flagPanama
Peru flagPeru
French Polynesia flagFrench Polynesia
Papua New Guinea flagPapua New Guinea
Philippines flagPhilippines
Pakistan flagPakistan
Poland flagPoland
St. Pierre & Miquelon flagSt. Pierre & Miquelon
Puerto Rico flagPuerto Rico
Palestinian Territories flagPalestinian Territories
Portugal flagPortugal
Palau flagPalau
Paraguay flagParaguay
Qatar flagQatar
Réunion flagRéunion
Romania flagRomania
Serbia flagSerbia
Russia flagRussia
Rwanda flagRwanda
Saudi Arabia flagSaudi Arabia
Solomon Islands flagSolomon Islands
Seychelles flagSeychelles
Sudan flagSudan
Sweden flagSweden
Singapore flagSingapore
St. Helena flagSt. Helena
Slovenia flagSlovenia
Slovakia flagSlovakia
Sierra Leone flagSierra Leone
San Marino flagSan Marino
Senegal flagSenegal
Somalia flagSomalia
Suriname flagSuriname
São Tomé & Príncipe flagSão Tomé & Príncipe
El Salvador flagEl Salvador
Syria flagSyria
Eswatini flagEswatini
Turks & Caicos Islands flagTurks & Caicos Islands
Chad flagChad
Togo flagTogo
Thailand flagThailand
Tajikistan flagTajikistan
Tokelau flagTokelau
Timor-Leste flagTimor-Leste
Turkmenistan flagTurkmenistan
Tunisia flagTunisia
Tonga flagTonga
Turkey flagTurkey
Trinidad & Tobago flagTrinidad & Tobago
Tuvalu flagTuvalu
Taiwan flagTaiwan
Tanzania flagTanzania
Ukraine flagUkraine
Uganda flagUganda
Uruguay flagUruguay
Uzbekistan flagUzbekistan
Vatican City flagVatican City
St. Vincent & Grenadines flagSt. Vincent & Grenadines
Venezuela flagVenezuela
British Virgin Islands flagBritish Virgin Islands
U.S. Virgin Islands flagU.S. Virgin Islands
Vietnam flagVietnam
Vanuatu flagVanuatu
Wallis & Futuna flagWallis & Futuna
Samoa flagSamoa
Yemen flagYemen
Mayotte flagMayotte
South Africa flagSouth Africa
Zambia flagZambia
Zimbabwe flagZimbabwe
{[ translations.langSelectLabel]}
{[ currentLocalizationLang?.name ]}
{[ localization.label ]}
{[ translations.errors.invalidDate ]}
{[ translations.errors.invalidDate ]}
{[ translations.errors.invalidAge ]}
{[ translations.errors.invalidDate ]}
{[ translations.errors.invalidAge ]}
{[ translations.locationMessage ]}
Home FAQ


Welcome to SKYY Vodka FAQ. Here, you’ll find the top answers to the Internet’s most asked questions about us.


How did SKYY Vodka redefine vodka?

With our launch in San Francisco in 1992, SKYY redefined vodka as one of the early pioneers of a state-of-the-art quadruple-distilled, triple filtration production process that yields a clean and smooth tasting vodka.

Who are SKYY Vodka’s collective of experts?

SKYY believes that when we do things together, we go further. This mindset inspired us to bring together a diverse group of experts with complementary expertise, including a water sommelier, a chemist and an expert bartender. Each expert brought their experience and unique point of view, and together, they discovered the distinctive superiority that minerals used in the water could bring to vodka. In the process, more than 35 liquid samples were created and evaluated. In the end, our collective of experts created a high quality vodka that is made with water enhanced by minerals, including Pacific minerals from the San Francisco Bay Area, and is filtered through California Limestone, offering the perfect base for a better tasting vodka & soda.

Does the new SKYY Vodka taste different?

SKYY Vodka is now made with water enhanced by minerals, including Pacific minerals from the San Francisco Bay Area, and the distillate is filtered through California Limestone. These natural elements were added to our original award-winning liquid yielding a nose that is fresh and clean, with a hint of fruit and toasted grain, coupled with a clean, smooth, mineral taste on the palate.

What makes SKYY Vodka taste smooth?

Our proprietary distillation requirements result in SKYY Grade quality. This distillation process extracts congeners to a level barely noticeable in a sensory lab test, even with the most sensitive testing equipment. The result is a fresh and smooth vodka.

What are the minerals and where do they come from?

Sodium, calcium, and magnesium are harvested from the San Francisco Bay Area. Potassium and additional calcium are added to the water used to make our liquid, as well.

At what stage of the process are the minerals used?

In addition to being quadruple-distilled and triple-filtered, SKYY’s award-winning distillate is diluted with water enhanced with minerals, including Pacific minerals sourced from the San Francisco Bay Area.

Do the SKYY Infusions also have minerals?

Yes. SKYY Infusions are made from the same alcohol base as our core liquid, with real fruit as well as flavors using only natural aromas, extracts, essences and/or juices.

Is SKYY Vodka gluten free?

Yes. The product is gluten free.

Are there any changes to the grain base in SKYY Vodka?

No, the grains used to produce our award winning liquid have not changed.

Is SKYY Vodka made in San Francisco?

While our vodka is no longer produced in San Francisco, we consider San Francisco our home. It was the inspiration and muse for our brand refresh as we evolved our award-winning liquid with a character adding twist. It was the spirit of our “hometown” that inspired us to use water enhanced minerals, including Pacific minerals sourced from the San Francisco Bay Area, and filtering our distillate through California Limestone.

What changes were made to the packaging?

SKYY’s refreshed packaging design is inspired by San Francisco’s natural character. The new bottle is a modern take on the iconic brand and features a sophisticated, sleek and minimalistic style with a lighter, more natural blue tone. It also features ripples and ridges that reflect the waves of the Pacific Ocean, and a restyled white logo.

Why does my vodka freeze?

It is a fact that 80 proof vodka freezes at a temperature of -24ºC (-11.2ºF). If your freezer gets that cold, it is possible that your SKYY vodka may freeze. However, this will not compromise the quality of SKYY’s award-winning liquid. We suggest gently shaking the bottle before serving your cocktail.

Why are there flakes in my SKYY Vodka?

What may look like white flakes or sediment in your bottle of SKYY are actually calcium minerals that have crystalized due to a naturally occurring phenomenon. While the appearance of these crystals might seem unusual, they have no significant impact on taste and pose no health or safety risk. SKYY Vodka is made with water enhanced by Pacific Minerals, including dissolved calcium, resulting in a subtle salinity and minerality. When the liquid has been exposed to a wide array of temperature changes, some minerals (especially calcium) may crystalize. For example, if bottles are put in cold or freezing temperatures and then warmed again, there is a possibility of this crystallization occurring. This could occur when bottles leave the facility and are in transit. This naturally occurring phenomenon may not be immediate and, in most bottles, it does not show up at all. We take great pride in the high quality of SKYY Vodka and it’s important to us that our customers always have a positive experience with our range of award-winning products. If you have one of these bottles with crystals and it impacts your satisfaction, please email us at SKYY@custhelp.com and include a photo of the product, so we can help.

How is SKYY Vodka best enjoyed?

SKYY Vodka is designed to add character to any cocktail experience and its smooth clean taste on the palate makes for a better vodka & soda. Try it with soda water and a grapefruit twist, SKYY’s signature pour, and with friends, of course.

What is the benefit of adding a grapefruit garnish to a SKYY & Soda?

The subtle salinity in the mineralized water component of SKYY Vodka is intended to enhance the citric flavors of the essential oils in the grapefruit peel, while counterbalancing the bitterness. The overall result is a smooth, fresh tasting cocktail.

How do the minerals interact with soda to create a better tasting SKYY & Soda?

The mineralized water used to create SKYY Vodka is intended to enhance body, mouthfeel and minerality of a SKYY & Soda. The Pacific minerals add a subtle salinity and minerality that we believe reduce bitterness and enhance the inherent sweetness and flavor of some cocktail ingredients, including grapefruit. The potassium and calcium components of our other minerals are intended to add structure and fresh taste to any cocktail.

Buy now
Select country
Select product

Get The Scoop On SKYY® VODKA!

Sign up below to stay in the loop with all things SKYY®. Be the first to hear about news, events, exclusive offers, and much more.


Sign up to receive free shipping on ReserveBar and join the SKYY® Vodka Community for recipes, offers, and other updates.