Full Review

Dented Brick

Dented Brick
Premium Craft Well Vodka

Category: Unflavored Vodka

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 40%
85 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$11.99

Dented Brick
Premium Craft Well Vodka

Category: Unflavored Vodka

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 40%
Clear color. Aromas of plantain, cream of wheat, and margarine with a supple, crisp, dry-yet-fruity light body and a warming, medium-length evaporated milk finish. A rock-solid, somewhat creamy vodka that will work in a variety of cocktails.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Mild
Aroma Aroma: plantain, cream of wheat, and margarine
Taste Flavor: evaporated milk
Smoothness Smoothness: Warming
Enjoy Enjoy: in cocktails
Cocktail Cocktails: Cape Cod, Moscow Mule, Vodka Martini
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A rock-solid, somewhat creamy vodka that will work in a variety of cocktails.

The Producer

Dented Brick Distillery

The Producer
3100 Washington St
Salt Lake City, UT 84115
USA
1 801-883-9837

Their Portfolio

84 Antelope Island White Rum 40% (USA) $26.99.
84 Antelope Island Red 45% (USA) $34.99.
83 Antelope Island Rum Single Batch Rum 40% (USA) $26.95.
84 Carl Ethan Akeley Gin 40% (USA) $10.00.
85 Dented Brick Premium Craft Well Vodka 40% (USA) $11.99.
88 Dented Brick Premium Craft Well Gin 40% (USA) $11.99.
85 Dented Brick Premium Craft Well Rum 40% (USA) $11.99.
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86 Jan Stephenson Mango Rum 40% (USA) $34.99.
85 Jan Stephenson Passion Fruit Rum 40% (USA) $34.99.
94 Jan Stephenson Pineapple Rum 40% (USA) $34.99.
86 Roofraiser Vodka 40% (USA) $19.99.

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.