Full Review

Boru

Boru
Vodka

Category: Unflavored Vodka

Date Tasted:
Country: Ireland
Alcohol: 40%
87 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$16.99

Boru
Vodka

Category: Unflavored Vodka

Date Tasted:
Country: Ireland
Alcohol: 40%
Clear color. Aromas of banana taffy, coconut, and geranium with a satiny, bright, dry light body and a peppery, breezy pumpernickel with pepper jelly and white pepper finish. A nice workhorse vodka for all manner of mixed drinks.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Crisp & Lively
Aroma Aroma: banana taffy, coconut, and geranium
Taste Flavor: pumpernickel with pepper jelly and white pepper
Smoothness Smoothness: Peppery
Enjoy Enjoy: in cocktails
Cocktail Cocktails: Greyhound, Cape Cod, Vodka Martini
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A nice workhorse vodka for all manner of mixed drinks.

The Importer

Castle Brands Inc.

The Importer
122 East 42nd. Street, Suite 5000
New York, NY 10168
USA
1 646-356-0200

Their Portfolio

92 Arran 10 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky 46% (Scotland) $50.00.
87 Boru Vodka 40% (Ireland) $16.99.
87 Brady’s Irish Cream Liqueur 17% (Ireland) $9.99.
82 Celtic Honey Liqueur 30% (Ireland) $22.99.
89 Gosling’s Gold Seal Rum 40% (Bermuda) $23.99.
88 Jefferson’s Reserve Twin Oak Custom Barrel Bourbon Whiskey 45.1% (USA) $79.99.

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.