Full Review

Georgian Bay

Georgian Bay
Vodka

Category: Unflavored Vodka

Date Tasted:
Country: Canada
Alcohol: 40%
Bronze Medal
Recommended
$34.95

Georgian Bay
Vodka

Category: Unflavored Vodka

Date Tasted:
Country: Canada
Alcohol: 40%
Clear color. Aromas and flavors of iced lemon scone, plastic wrap, and bakelite with an oily, crisp, dryish light body and a warming, short finish. A funky vodka for local flair.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Crisp & Lively
Aroma Aroma: iced lemon scone, plastic wrap, and bakelite
Taste Flavor: iced lemon scone, plastic wrap, and bakelite
Smoothness Smoothness: Warming
Enjoy Enjoy: in cocktails
Cocktail Cocktails: Long Island Iced Tea, Moscow Mule, Vodka Martini
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A funky vodka for local flair.

The Producer

Georgian Bay Spirit Co.

The Producer
50 Cumberland St, 4th Floor
Toronto, ON M4W 1J5
Canada
1 416-997-3069

Their Portfolio

BR Georgian Bay Vodka 40% (Canada) $34.95. - Bronze Medal
89 Georgian Bay RTD Gin Smash 5% (Canada) $3.05.
BR Georgian Bay RTD Strawberry Smashed Soda 5% (Canada) $3.05. - Bronze Medal
BR Georgian Bay RTD Cranberry Gin Smash 5% (Canada) $3.05. - Bronze Medal
87 Georgian Bay RTD Smashed Tea 5% (Canada) $3.05.
93 Georgian Bay RTD Raspberry Rhubarb Vodka Smash 5% (Canada) $3.05.
86 Georgian Bay RTD Vodka Smash 5% (Canada) $3.05.
BR Georgian Bay Gin 40% (Canada) $35.95. - Bronze Medal

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.