Bar Conversations

EP71: Paranormal releases and high proof vodka with Harridan Vodka’s Bridgette Taylor

Bridgette Taylor, founder of Harridan Vodka, joins us to talk about creating a unique vodka, going the higher proof route, getting creative with bottle/label designs, their paranormal reserve limited edition release, Halloween cocktails and more.


Bridgette Taylor, founder of Harridan Vodka, joins us at the 1-minute mark.

  • Tell us about yourself 
  • How did you come up with the name Harridan, which means “bossy, belligerent, old woman”?
  • Handcrafted vodka and partnering with Myer Farm and Joe Myer 
  • Sourcing ingredients that are local to you all 
  • Why go with a high-proof vodka at 88 proof? You even want it to be sipped?
  • What was the process for finding that unique flavor?
  • The bottle is hand blown and made from recycled glass, how important was that and then coming up with the design?
  • Harridan Vodka Paranormal Reserve limited edition bottles: the Villisca Axe Murder House, the Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum, and the Farm on Round Top Road.
  • Why go the route of limited or more fun releases?
  • Launching a vodka during the early days of COVID-19 and while you were finishing business school? 
  • Getting your brand into stores, did you have pushback? 
  • I know you got into mixology during the pandemic, what are some of your favorite cocktails? 
  • You all have some Halloween cocktails, can you talk about those? 
  • Where can folks find Harridan or order it? 
  • What’s next for you (any more brands releases) and Harridan?

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