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Central Standard

Central Standard
Anodyne Coffee Vodka

Category: Flavored Vodka

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 40%
80 Points
Bronze Medal
Recommended
$29.99

Central Standard
Anodyne Coffee Vodka

Category: Flavored Vodka

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 40%
Dark brown color. Aromas of bagged coffee beans, elmer’s glue, smoked meats, and charred minestrone with an oily, shrill, moderately sweet light-to-medium body and a medium-length metal coffee filter, baking chocolate, burned coffee bean, and roasted nut shell finish. A very dry, austere and angular mashup of coffee and spirit; try with cigars.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Fruity, Spicy & Herbal
Aroma Aroma: bagged coffee beans, Elmer's glue, smoked meats, and charred minestrone
Taste Flavor: metal coffee filter, baking chocolate, burned coffee bean, and roasted nut shell
Smoothness Smoothness: Normal
Finish Finish: Normal
Enjoy Enjoy: Enjoy on its own
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A very dry, austere and angular mashup of coffee and spirit; try with cigars.

The Producer

Central Standard Craft Distillery

The Producer
601 S. 2nd Street
Milwaukee, WI 53204
USA
1 414-455-8870

Flavored Vodka

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Serve in a Shot Glass
Since Vodka tends to be a neutral spirit, it lends itself to blending with flavors and fortifying other beverages. In the 19th century, high-proof "Russian spirit" was held in high esteem by Sherry producers in Spain, who imported it to fortify their wines.

Neutral spirits are still used to fortify Port, Sherry, and other types of fortified wines, although the source of alcohol for such purposes these days tends to be the vast "wine lake" that has been created by European Union agricultural practices.

Flavored Vodkas have been produced from the start, originally to mask the flavor of the first primitive Vodkas, but later as a mark of the distiller's skill. The Russians and Poles in particular still market dozens of flavors.