Full Review

Blue Angel

Blue Angel
Ultra Premium Vodka

Category: Unflavored Vodka

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 40%
88 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$19.99
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Blue Angel
Ultra Premium Vodka

Category: Unflavored Vodka

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 40%
Bright clear color. Aromas and flavors of porcelain, frosted raisin bran, and dried citrus with a silky, soft, dry light-to-medium body and a tingling, appealing, medium-length finish with notes of citrus gelatin, lemon pepper, turmeric tea with honey, and wet stones finish. A nice snappy, spicy vodka that will pop well in cocktails.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Spirity & Mild
Aroma Aroma: porcelain, frosted raisin bran, and dried citrus
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of citrus gelatin, lemon pepper, turmeric tea with honey, and wet stones
Smoothness Smoothness: Tingling
Enjoy Enjoy: in cocktails and on the rocks
Cocktail Cocktails: Vodka Tonic, Moscow Mule, Vodka Martini
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A nice snappy, spicy vodka that will pop well in cocktails.

The Producer

Blue Angel Spirits, LLC

The Producer
2822 Van Ness Ave
San Francisco, CA 94109
USA
1 415-931-2266

Their Portfolio

88 Blue Angel Ultra Premium Vodka 40% (USA) $19.99.

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.