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FAIR
Quinoa Vodka

Category: Unflavored Vodka

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 40%
Fair Trade Certified
90 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$29.99

FAIR
Quinoa Vodka

Category: Unflavored Vodka

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 40%
Clear color. Aromas of fresh cream, faint summer peach, and lemon zest with a satiny, bright, dryish light body and a smooth, cheery malted milk finish. A texturally rich vodka for any serve.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Mild
Aroma Aroma: fresh cream, faint summer peach, and lemon zest
Taste Flavor: malted milk
Smoothness Smoothness: Smooth
Enjoy Enjoy: in cocktails, on the rocks and neat
Cocktail Cocktails: Bloody Mary, Moscow Mule, Vodka Martini
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A texturally rich vodka for any serve.

The Producer

Ethical Wine & Spirits

The Producer
67 Avenue André Morizet
Boulogne Billancourt, 92100
France
33 -634568013

Their Portfolio

88 FAIR Café Liqueur 22% (France) $.00.
81 FAIR Acai Liqueur 22% (France) $.00.
88 FAIR Kumquat Liqueur 22% (France) $16.00.
90 FAIR Quinoa Vodka 40% (France) $29.99.

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.