Kate Banks and Charlie Hammond are two friends who share a love of cooking and great ingredients. Kate loves to bake, teach cooking classes, and has an obsession with vanilla. Charlie is a trained chef with Southern roots and a passion for distilled spirits. A few years ago, they combined their interests and began making their own vanilla extracts.
These flavors were so enjoyable that their friends would beg them for bottles of their delectable concoctions. It soon became clear that they should share their vanillas with others, so, in 2015, they began sharing their extracts with bakers, mixologists, and foodies everywhere.
By combining high-quality spirits and the best vanilla beans available, VAIN vanillas have incredibly distinctive flavor combinations, making VAIN's impact on everything from cookies to your coffee truly remarkable.