Full Review

Fire Oak

Fire Oak
Vodka

Category: Unflavored Vodka

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 40%
95 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$22.99
Best Buy

Fire Oak
Vodka

Category: Unflavored Vodka

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 40%
Clear color. Aromas of fresh cotton balls, sea salt, and cassia bark with a satiny, bright, bone-dry light-to-medium body and a warming, breezy licorice, allspice, tomato pomace, and mocha milkshake finish. A savory spice-flecked, creamy vodka that will do wonders for your bloody mary game.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Mild & Spicy
Aroma Aroma: fresh cotton balls, sea salt, and cassia bark
Taste Flavor: licorice, allspice, tomato pomace, and mocha milkshake
Smoothness Smoothness: Warming
Enjoy Enjoy: in cocktails
Cocktail Cocktails: Bloody Mary, Moscow Mule, Vodka Martini
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A savory spice-flecked, creamy vodka that will do wonders for your bloody mary game.

The Producer

Fire Oak Distillery

The Producer
4600 County Road 207
Liberty Hill, TX 78642
USA
1 512-826-6926

Their Portfolio

88 Fire Oak Texas Bourbon Whiskey 47.5% (USA) $39.00.
95 Fire Oak Vodka 40% (USA) $22.99.

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.