Full Review

Cadée

Cadée
Vodka

Category: Unflavored Vodka

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 40%
Gluten-Free
Bronze Medal
Recommended
$22

Cadée
Vodka

Category: Unflavored Vodka

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 40%
Clear color. Aromas and flavors of magic marker, pencil eraser, clay, moss, and black pepper with an oily, prickly, bone-dry light body and a peppery, medium-length finish. A rough-riding vodka for mixed drinks.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Funky
Aroma Aroma: magic marker, pencil eraser, clay, moss, and black pepper
Taste Flavor: magic marker, pencil eraser, clay, moss, and black pepper
Smoothness Smoothness: Peppery
Enjoy Enjoy: in cocktails
Cocktail Cocktails: Moscow Mule, Moscow Mule, Vodka Martini
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A rough-riding vodka for mixed drinks.

The Producer

Cadée Distillery

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

Their Portfolio

84 Cadée Vodka 40% (USA) $22.00.

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.