Full Review

ALOO

ALOO
Vodka

Category: Unflavored Vodka

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 40%
86 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$13.43
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ALOO
Vodka

Category: Unflavored Vodka

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 40%
Clear color. Aromas of meringue cookie, baked Alaska, and sourdough with a velvety, crisp, dryish light body and a seamless, medium-length pink peppercorn, condensed milk, and potato finish. A mild and creamy vodka with a hint of peppery zing.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Candied
Aroma Aroma: meringue cookie, baked Alaska, and sourdough
Taste Flavor: pink peppercorn, condensed milk, and potato
Smoothness Smoothness: Smooth
Enjoy Enjoy: in cocktails and on the rocks
Cocktail Cocktails: Chocolate Martini, Moscow Mule, Vodka Martini
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A mild and creamy vodka with a hint of peppery zing.

The Producer

Oola Distillery

The Producer
1314 East Union Street
Seattle, WA 98122
USA
1 206-709-7909

Their Portfolio

86 ALOO Vodka 40% (USA) $13.43.
89 ALOO Gin 45% (USA) $17.58.

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.