Full Review

BRU

BRU
Vodka

Category: Unflavored Vodka

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 40%
90 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$16.99
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BRU
Vodka

Category: Unflavored Vodka

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 40%
Clear color. Aromas of sweet cream cheese filling, peach jam, graham cracker crust, marzipan, and white flowers with a velvety, crisp, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a tingling, stimulating, breezy hint of fruit salad and milk chocolate finish. A creamy, slightly fruity vodka with a lot of character; a creative option for craft cocktails.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Fruity
Aroma Aroma: sweet cream cheese filling, peach jam, graham cracker crust, marzipan, and white flowers
Taste Flavor: hint of fruit salad and milk chocolate
Smoothness Smoothness: Tingling
Enjoy Enjoy: in cocktails
Cocktail Cocktails: Bloody Mary, Moscow Mule, Vodka Martini
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A creamy, slightly fruity vodka with a lot of character; a creative option for craft cocktails.

The Producer

St. Louis Distillery

The Producer
755 Friedens Rd, Suite B
Saint Charles, MO 63303
USA
1 314-805-0867

Their Portfolio

90 BRU Vodka 40% (USA) $16.99.

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.