The Chase Distillery is named for William Chase, who states he grew up in Herefordshire, England as a potato farmer. In 2002, he turned his attention to making Tyrrell Homemade Potato Chips and later in 2004 decided to turn to vodka production after a visit to a craft distiller in the United States. Chase later expanded production into fruit liqueurs using the potato vodka as a base. The vodka is made in batches with a traditional copper-pot still.
Chase Potato Vodka is made with locally grown potatoes in Herefordshire, England. In fact, founder William Chase uses his own potatoes using his 20 years of planting experience--in some respect, Chase vodka could be regarded as an "estate vodka" on that basis. The potato varieties are a "high starch" variety of Lady Claire and Lady Rosetta. After traditional pot-still distilling, it is blended down with aquifer water located at the orchard on the property. It is then chill-filtered and bottled on-site.
Chase Marmalade is a limited editions vodka (only 1000 bottles) that begins with their classic potato vodka and then infused "with fine marmalade in the belly of [Chase's] gin still."