Full Review

Gunnar’s Vodka

Gunnar’s Vodka
Corn Edition

Category: Unflavored Vodka

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 40%
85 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$19.99

Gunnar’s Vodka
Corn Edition

Category: Unflavored Vodka

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 40%
Clear color. Fresh aromas of wet stone, ground pepper, and corn husk with a supple, bright, dry-yet-fruity light body and a tingling, breezy orange peels, shortcake, and underripe strawberry finish. A very pleasing vodka with hints of fruitiness that is best served on the rocks.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Fruity
Aroma Aroma: wet stone, ground pepper, and corn husk
Taste Flavor: orange peels, shortcake, and underripe strawberry
Smoothness Smoothness: Tingling
Enjoy Enjoy: in cocktails, neat and on the rocks
Cocktail Cocktails: Bijou, Russian Spring Punch, Vodka Martini
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A very pleasing vodka with hints of fruitiness that is best served on the rocks.

The Producer

Gunnar’s Distilling Company

The Producer
15 Hargrove Lane, Unit 6L
Palm Coast, FL 32137
USA
1 904-534-5265

Their Portfolio

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.