Amuse Bouche

Given its unglamorous associations with tofu burgers, vegetarian sausages and lactose-free dairy substitutes, the soybean has long been seen as a food for the abstemious. But the prim and proper pulse is now set for an image makeover—thanks to its new role as a source of hard liquor. Developed by Sovereign Brands LLC, a company in Chicago, 3 Vodka ( is the only spirit distilled from soya available today. It took three years to hone and is made through a complex, secret process that requires two distillations. After a period of limited distribution in the U.S., 3 Vodka is...

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