Full Review

1852 Kurant

1852 Kurant
Gold Grape Vodka

Category: Unflavored Vodka

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 40%
87 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$31.99

1852 Kurant
Gold Grape Vodka

Category: Unflavored Vodka

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 40%
Clear color. Aromas of shaved coconut meat, honeydew melon, and pineapple with a supple, bright, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a tingling, medium-length chalk and orange custard finish. A tingly vodka perfect for everyday mixed drinks.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Mild
Aroma Aroma: shaved coconut meat, honeydew melon, and pineapple
Taste Flavor: chalk and orange custard
Smoothness Smoothness: Tingling
Enjoy Enjoy: in cocktails
Cocktail Cocktails: Cape Cod, Moscow Mule, Vodka Martini
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A tingly vodka perfect for everyday mixed drinks.

The Importer

Medco Atlantic Inc.

The Importer
2606 East 15th St. Suite 204
Brooklyn, NY 11235
USA
1 718-616-0005

Their Portfolio

91 1852 Kurant Crystal Organic Vodka 40% (Poland) $31.99.
87 1852 Kurant Gold Grape Vodka 40% (France) $31.99.

Unflavored Vodka

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Serve in a Shot Glass
Unflavored vodka is defined in the US as a "neutral" spirit devoid of color, aroma, and taste, however, the finest unflavored vodkas are served neat and do have a subtle taste, sometimes of the base grain or ingredient, citrus or even anise. But most vodkas are used for cocktails, often mixed with fruit juice (cranberry juice for Cosmopolitans or orange juice for Screwdrivers.), tonic, or soda for the ubiquitous bar-hopper favorite Vodka & Soda. To which craft bartenders these days like to say, "vodka pays the bills."

Unflavored vodka is made by fermenting and then distilling the simple sugars from a mash of pale grain or vegetal matter. Vodka is produced from grain, potatoes, molasses, beets, and a variety of other plants. Rye and wheat are the classic grains for Vodka, with most of the best Russian Vodkas being made from wheat while in Poland they are mostly made from a rye mash. Swedish and Baltic distillers are partial to wheat mashes. Potatoes are looked down on by Russian distillers, but are held in high esteem by some of their Polish counterparts. Molasses, a sticky, sweet residue from sugar production, is widely used for inexpensive, mass-produced brands of Vodka. American distillers use the full range of base ingredients, but most are made from the abundant supply of corn from the US heartland.