Full Review

Grand Teton

Grand Teton
Potato Vodka

Category: Unflavored Vodka

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 40%
89 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$21.95

Grand Teton
Potato Vodka

Category: Unflavored Vodka

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 40%
Clear color. Candied aromas and flavors of circus peanuts, cupcakes, candied pears, and fondant with a silky, crisp, fruity medium body and a tingling, amusing, medium-length finish. A full-bodied, fruity yet unflavored vodka for mixed drinks.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Fruity & Candied
Aroma Aroma: circus peanuts, cupcakes, candied pears, and fondant
Taste Flavor: circus peanuts, cupcakes, candied pears, and fondant
Smoothness Smoothness: Tingling
Enjoy Enjoy: in cocktails
Cocktail Cocktails: Cosmopolitan, Cape Cod, Vodka Martini
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A full-bodied, fruity yet unflavored vodka for mixed drinks.

The Producer

Grand Teton Distillery

The Producer
1755 N. Highway 33
Driggs, ID 83422
USA
1 208-354-7263

Their Portfolio

86 Born and Bred Damn Smooth Potato Vodka 40% (USA) $24.95.
86 Born and Bred Potato Vodka 40% (USA) $24.95.
89 Grand Teton Potato Vodka 40% (USA) $21.95.

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.