Full Review

BEE

BEE
Vodka

Category: Unflavored Vodka

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 40%
88 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$48.99

BEE
Vodka

Category: Unflavored Vodka

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 40%
Clear color. Aromas of poppyseed, clarified butter with lemon zest, ripe banana, lime cordial, and buttermilk with a velvety, bright, dry medium body and a warming, intriguing, medium-length buckwheat pancakes and pecan skins finish. A vodka with character to add life to cocktails and body to your rocks pour.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Fruity & Rich
Aroma Aroma: poppyseed, clarified butter with lemon zest, ripe banana, lime cordial, and buttermilk
Taste Flavor: buckwheat pancakes and pecan skins
Smoothness Smoothness: Warming
Enjoy Enjoy: in cocktails, neat and on the rocks
Cocktail Cocktails: Collins, Saketini, Vodka Martini
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A vodka with character to add life to cocktails and body to your rocks pour.

The Producer

Montezuma Winery & Hidden Marsh Distillery

The Producer
2981 Auburn Rd
Seneca Falls, NY 13148
USA
1 315-568-8190

Their Portfolio

88 BEE Vodka 40% (USA) $48.99.

Unflavored Vodka

Spirits Glass Shot Clear.jpg
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.