The Truth About Kate Hudson's Vodka

There's nothing Almost Famous about Kate Hudson, who won a Golden Globe and snagged an Oscar nomination for her breakout 2000 film and has since starred in rom-cam extravaganzas Bride Wars, Raising Helen, and How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days (via IMDB). The daughter of celebrities Goldie Hawn and Bill Hudson is known for more than her on-screen presence; she's also an entrepreneur. Kate is the founder of Fabletics, a subscription-based athleisure brand, and a clothing line, Happy X Nature. Most recently, Hudson launched King Street Vodka, in partnership with Skinnygirl co-creator David Kanbar (per Forbes). Because, what's better after a stylish jog around town than a refreshing Moscow mule?

"I have always found the spirits industry fascinating, and I love Dirty Vodka Martinis," Hudson said in a press release. "The creative side of me thought it would be a fun challenge to develop a vodka for my palate, and in a beautiful package that I would love to have on my bar and share with friends. The businessperson in me is now looking forward to the challenge of building a brand in an entirely new industry." She also told Forbes that she was seeking independent female farmers to source the ingredients. 

At $24.95 a bottle, King Street vodka is gluten-free, non-GMO, and crafted with alkaline water (per Delish). It's produced in Santa Barbara, California, but is named after a street in Greenwich Village in New York City. So, is it any good?

People are loving King Street Vodka

Reviewers have raised a glass to King Street Vodka, with VinePair rating it an A- because of its clean, almost odorless nose–"not a bad thing!" the review insists–and a neutral palate. These attributes make it a good mix in with vermouth and olives, aka perfect for a martini. The booze also got high praise from Best Tasting Spirits, which awarded Hudson's vodka its Silver Medal.

"One look at the floral bottles label tells me I may not be the target market for this vodka, but I've never been one to judge a book or bottle by it's cover," the (male) reviewer noted. Getting past the feminine packaging, he praised the spirit for its vanilla aroma. "The sweet lemon, vanilla and creamed corn entry has a soft mouth feel. It builds to a salty bright lemon peak. The finish is warm dry and peppery with vanilla, tart lemon, and boiled corn flavor, leaving mineral texture, bittersweet, charcoal, and lemon peel taste," the review concluded.