Pau Maui Vodka uses pure Maui Gold pineapple juice as the base for their vodka. If you're scratching your heads wondering how a sweet and tart fruit like pineapple could possibly make good vodka, relax. The flavors all disappear during the distillation and filtration process. Master distiller Mark Nigbur states: There is no hint of pineapple in the taste. What the pineapple juice does is make a nice, clean mash-- which translates to a very nice, clean vodka.