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Quinoa Vodka

Category: Unflavored Vodka

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 40%
Fair Trade Certified
90 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$29

FAIR
Quinoa Vodka

Category: Unflavored Vodka

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 40%
Clear color. Aromas and flavors of white pepper, whipped cream, and shortbread with a silky, crisp, dryish light body and a polished, medium-length finish imparting notes of lemon zest. A well-structured, clean and bright Vodka for sipping, stirring and shaking.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Mild
Aroma Aroma: white pepper, whipped cream, and shortbread
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of lemon zest
Smoothness Smoothness: Smooth
Enjoy Enjoy: in cocktails, neat and on the rocks
Cocktail Cocktails: Vodka Martini, Moscow Mule, Vodka Martini
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A well-structured, clean and bright vodka for sipping, stirring and shaking.

The Producer

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The Producer
34 Avenue des Champs D’Elysees
Paris, 75008
France
33 33--661-877

Their Portfolio

90 FAIR Quinoa Vodka 40% (France) $29.00.

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.