Full Review

Cadée

Cadée
No4 Vodka

Category: Unflavored Vodka

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 40%
84 Points
Bronze Medal
Recommended
$30

Cadée
No4 Vodka

Category: Unflavored Vodka

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 40%
Clear color. Curious aromas and flavors of frosted pastry, flaxseed and cucumber skin, hot ironed hair, and hint of melted plastic with a silky, soft, dryish light-to-medium body and a short-to-medium finish that shows suggestions of dental rubber, granola in sweet cream, and minerals finish. A curious mixing vodka with some stray phenolics.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Funky & Spirity
Aroma Aroma: frosted pastry, flaxseed and cucumber skin, hot ironed hair, and hint of melted plastic
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with suggestions of dental rubber, granola in sweet cream, and minerals
Smoothness Smoothness: Hot
Enjoy Enjoy: in cocktails
Cocktail Cocktails: Vodka Tonic, Moscow Mule, Vodka Martini
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A curious mixing vodka with some stray phenolics.

The Producer

Cadée Distillery

The Producer
8912 Hwy 525
Clinton, WA 98236
USA
1 360-969-5565

Their Portfolio

83 Cadée Bourbon Whiskey 42% (USA) $39.00.
89 Cadée Rye Whiskey 42% (USA) $39.00.
90 Cadée Gin 44% (USA) $34.00.
88 Cadée Intrigue Gin 44% (USA) $34.00.
84 Cadée No4 Vodka 40% (USA) $30.00.
93 Cascadia Rye Whiskey Finished in Port Barrels 43.5% (USA) $49.00.
88 Deceptivus Bourbon Whiskey Finished in Port Barrels 42.5% (USA) $49.00.

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.