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Fifth State

Fifth State
Simply Celery Vodka

Category: Flavored Vodka

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 40%
Bronze Medal
Recommended
$32

Fifth State
Simply Celery Vodka

Category: Flavored Vodka

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 40%
Pale cloudy golden green color. Aromas of crayons in a cardboard box, wood putty and caulk, and distant lemon with a lean, flat, bone-dry light-to-medium body and a polished, short dry hops, dried jalapeño rings, and tinned water chestnuts finish. A weird and wily vodka that confounds the senses.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Mild
Aroma Aroma: crayons in a cardboard box, wood putty and caulk, and distant lemon
Taste Flavor: dry hops, dried jalepeño rings, and tinned water chestnuts
Smoothness Smoothness: Smooth
Finish Finish: Nutty
Enjoy Enjoy: Enjoy on its own
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A weird and wily vodka that confounds the senses.

The Producer

Fifth State Distillery

The Producer
105 Waterville Road
Southport, CT 06890
203-209-0146

Their Portfolio

BR Fifth State Simply Celery Vodka 40% (USA) $32.00. - Bronze Medal

Flavored Vodka

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Serve in a Shot Glass
Since Vodka tends to be a neutral spirit, it lends itself to blending with flavors and fortifying other beverages. In the 19th century, high-proof "Russian spirit" was held in high esteem by Sherry producers in Spain, who imported it to fortify their wines.

Neutral spirits are still used to fortify Port, Sherry, and other types of fortified wines, although the source of alcohol for such purposes these days tends to be the vast "wine lake" that has been created by European Union agricultural practices.

Flavored Vodkas have been produced from the start, originally to mask the flavor of the first primitive Vodkas, but later as a mark of the distiller's skill. The Russians and Poles in particular still market dozens of flavors.