Full Review

Debowa

Debowa
Polska OAK Vodka

Category: Unflavored Vodka

Date Tasted:
Country: Poland
Alcohol: 40%
85 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$8

Debowa
Polska OAK Vodka

Category: Unflavored Vodka

Date Tasted:
Country: Poland
Alcohol: 40%
Slivery straw color. Herbal aromas of thai chile pepper, purple basil, and fresh oregano with a lightly tannic, soft, dryish medium-to-full body and a peppery, intriguing, medium vanilla icing, molasses cookie, and fallen bell pepper finish. An interesting and rich vodka to pair with quality tonic water.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Juicy & Smooth
Aroma Aroma: Thai chile pepper, purple basil, and fresh oregano
Taste Flavor: vanilla icing, molasses cookie, and fallen bell pepper
Smoothness Smoothness: Peppery
Enjoy Enjoy: in cocktails
Cocktail Cocktails: Bloody Mary, Moscow Mule, Vodka Martini
Bottom Line Bottom Line: An interesting and rich vodka to pair with quality tonic water.

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.