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Cutwater Spirits

Cutwater Spirits
Fugu Vodka

Category: Unflavored Vodka

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 40%
93 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$21.99
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Cutwater Spirits
Fugu Vodka

Category: Unflavored Vodka

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 40%
Clear color. Minerally, elegant aromas of salt scrub, strawberry seeds, and swimming pool with a satiny, bright, bone-dry light body and a peppery, engaging, medium-long vanilla steamer, salted caramel, black pepper, and chalk finish. A sophisticated, creamy vodka well-suited for cocktails and friends.
Tasting Info
Spirits Glass Style: Mild
Aroma Aroma: salt scrub, strawberry seeds, and swimming pool
Taste Flavor: vanilla steamer, salted caramel, black pepper, and chalk
Smoothness Smoothness: Peppery
Enjoy Enjoy: in cocktails and on the rocks
Cocktail Cocktails: Lemon Drop, Moscow Mule, Vodka Martini
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A sophisticated, creamy vodka well-suited for cocktails and friends.
The Producer

Cutwater Spirits

The Producer
9750 Distribution Ave
San Diego, CA 92121
USA
1 619-942-2603
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.