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Debowa

Debowa
Lipowa z Ula Vodka

Category: Unflavored Vodka

Date Tasted:
Country: Poland
Alcohol: 40%
89 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$7
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Debowa
Lipowa z Ula Vodka

Category: Unflavored Vodka

Date Tasted:
Country: Poland
Alcohol: 40%
Light straw color. Curious, candied, perfumed aromas and flavors of instant coffee, elder flowers, and packaged vanilla frosting with a glycerous, lively, moderately sweet light-to-medium body and a peppery, nuanced, medium-long finish evoking notes of lychee, champagne cola, and coconut cream finish. A fascinating spirit for drinking on its own or with apple juice in a classic polish combination.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: instant coffee, elder flowers, and packaged vanilla frosting
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of lychee, champagne cola, and coconut cream
Smoothness Smoothness: Peppery
Finish Finish: Creamy
Enjoy Enjoy: Enjoy on its own
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A fascinating spirit for drinking on its own or with apple juice in a classic polish combination.

The Producer

Debowa Polska

The Producer
56 Wolsztynska ul.
Siedlec, 64-212
Poland
48 -683841576

Their Portfolio

85 Debowa Polska OAK Vodka 40% (Poland) $8.00.
89 Debowa Lipowa z Ula Vodka 40% (Poland) $7.00.
84 Debowa Orzech Walnut Vodka 40% (Poland) $6.00.

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.