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Belle Chasse

Belle Chasse
Vodka

Category: Unflavored Vodka

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 40%
89 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$14.99
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Belle Chasse
Vodka

Category: Unflavored Vodka

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 40%
Clear color. Aromas of creme, white florals, spicy rye, and peppercorns with a supple, bright, dryish light body and a smooth, relaxed water crackers, Neufchâtel, white pepper, and sea salt finish. A spicy and nuanced vodka with lots of serving possibilities.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Mild
Aroma Aroma: creme, white florals, spicy rye, and peppercorns
Taste Flavor: water crackers, Neufchâtel, white pepper, and sea salt
Smoothness Smoothness: Smooth
Enjoy Enjoy: in cocktails, neat and on the rocks
Cocktail Cocktails: Vesper, Moscow Mule, Vodka Martini
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A spicy and nuanced vodka with lots of serving possibilities.

The Importer

Bay Pac Beverages, Inc.

The Importer
Danville, CA 94526
USA
1 925-736-4663

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89 Belle Chasse Vodka 40% (France) $14.99.

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.